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    Ian | Glossop, Manchester, England

    Joined: Sep 12, 2007

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    Joined: Dec 28, 2015

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  • Key Moments In Time: Lasker’s Last Stand

    • IM Silman
    • Dec 1, 2016, 1:27 AM

    Most of us know that the legendary Emanuel Lasker was a philosopher and a world class mathematician — he earned his doctorate in math in 1902 and published a theorem which, even today, is critically important...

  • Learning An Opening: To Memorize Or Understand?

    • IM Silman
    • Nov 17, 2016, 2:33 AM

    Dave asked for my opinion on a line in the Two Knight’s Defense. He wrote: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Be2 h6 9.Nf3 e4 10.Ne5 Bc5. Here there are a few moves...

  • Tales Of Bishops And Knights

    • IM Silman
    • Nov 10, 2016, 3:28 AM

    clement41 wrote:  My question for you deals with the concept of “accountancy” of tempi; let me make myself clearer: in many instances one side has the opportunity to trade pieces (typically minors)...

  • Retreat To Win In Chess

    Many years ago, GM Alexander Ivanov made his famous statement "Russians do not retreat!" As one of our readers, Osokor, correctly pointed out, this is not historically accurate. Indeed, in the Great...

  • The Time-Trouble Blues

    • IM Silman
    • Oct 12, 2016, 7:54 PM

    EscapePlan69 asked: “I get into time trouble in most of my games while my opponents always have plenty of time left. How can I improve my time management? My tournament games are one hour and 30 minutes plus...

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  • Ivanchuk: A Genius of Imaginative, Exciting Chess!

    In a recent interview during a game commentary, GM Boris Gelfand spoke about "destiny" as one of the factors determining if a chess player is successful or not in gaining the World Championship Title. Among the...

  • A sacrificial motif shared across the Wilkes-Barre Two Knights and the Nimzovich Sicilian

    The appeal of the Wilkes-Barre or Traxler variation in the Two Knights — 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 Bc5 — is that Black just ignores the threat on f7. No matter which way White captures, Black suffers...

  • Chances of Survival

    One sometimes sees people asking on the forum for how long a chess amateur would survive in a chess game against a GM. Generally, managing to hold on till move 30 is considered lucky for the endeavour. While examining...

  • Advanced Opening Analyzes in Bughouse : nf6 d5 system

    • Sorsi
    • Jan 7, 2017, 9:35 AM

     In this post i will cover the lines in another of the most played systems - Nf6 d5. I will mostly analyze after 1e4 Nf6, 2Nc3 d5. Won't give much thought about the 1e4 Nf6. 2e5 ... lines as they are pretty boring...

  • Scotch Game

    The Scotch Game or Scotch Opening is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 It is a highly tactical opening and it is often used to surprise the opponent instead of playing the Ruy...

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