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  • 2016 Candidates' Tournament Free Analysis Video Guide

    Did you miss any live games from the 2016 Candidates' Tournament in Moscow, where the best contenders in the world battled it out for a shot at Magnus Carlsen's world championship? This guide serves to showcase the top-notch coverage o... | Read More

  • Candidate Profile: Veselin Topalov

    By GM Robert Hess and IM Teddy Coleman Before Hikaru Nakamura came along, there was Veselin Topalov. For over two decades, Topalov has been one of the most violent chess players, tearing unwary opponents to shreds. Besides Anand, Topalov is t... | Read More

  • Candidate Profile: Sergey Karjakin

    By GM Robert Hess and IM Teddy Coleman Sergey Karjakin has unfinished business.  In 2014, he placed second in the Candidates', one point away from a shot at Magnus Carlsen. He’s coming back to finish the job. Karjakin has one title ... | Read More

  • Candidate Profile: Viswanathan Anand

    By GM Robert Hess and IM Teddy Coleman Peyton Manning retired yesterday after capturing his second Super Bowl on his last legs. Will Vishy Anand, former world champion and titan of chess for nearly three decades earn the same storybook ending? &... | Read More

  • Candidate Profile: Peter Svidler

    By GM Robert Hess and IM Teddy Coleman It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog. GM Peter Svidler enters the Candidates' Tournament as the lowest-rated player, but don’t expect him to r... | Read More

    • Kasparov ripping apart Sicilian Defense in 12 moves

      Hey guys, hold on to your seats, this is going to be an approach to analyze a grandmasters game! We don't want to bore ourselves too much by praising our own games ;-) "A" grandmaster of course is wrong, I am talking about THE grandmaster - Garr... | Read More

    • Gluestix's Chess Newsletter #1 (Prizes !)

      Hello everyone , Today i will be talking about  recent chess events in the world , also there is a chess quiz at the end with prizes check it out                           Recent Tournements :  Altibox Norway Chess -  This year ... | Read More

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      • | Apr 30, 2016
    • Stavanger 2016 - Carlsen Wins!

      The final 3 rounds saw some incredible games (not meant in a positive way!) and even Topalov played 1 e4 against Kramnik after 11 years! A few words on the blitz show in St. Louis where another player stole the show after being inactive for 11 ye... | Read More

    • Dark square control

      Hi chess friends ! :-) I want to share with you two dark square control games that I played today. The first one is a Benoni style opening, with the uncommon Ra8-a7 idea. I have played this several times in the past. I think that Mikhail Tal als... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 27, 2016
    • Bobby Fischer : Pecatur Terhebat Yang Telah Wafat

      Bobby Fischer alias Robert James Fischer adalah seorang pecatur paling hebat hingga saat ini walau pun Beliau sudah meninggal. Bobby Fischer jika dibandingkan dengan pecatur terhebat 2016 yaitu Magnus Carlsen tetap lebih hebat Bobby Fischer. Bobby... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Anand, Viswanathan

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    Viswanathan (Vishy) Anand, born on Dec 11, 1969,in chennai india is India's first Grandmaster (1988, at the age of 18) who won the World Junior Championship in 1987.  In 1983, he won the National Sub-Junior Chess Championship with a perfect 9... Read More »

  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... Read More »

  • Svesnikov

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             The Sveshnikov Variation was pioneered by Evgeny Sveshnikov and Gennadi Timoshchenko in the 1970s. Before their efforts, the variation was called the Lasker–Pelikan Variation. Emanuel Lasker played it once in his world champi... Read More »

  • Kramnik, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Kramnik, born June 25, 1975, is a Russian Grandmaster (1992) and world champion (2000-2007) who defeated Garry Kasparov in 2000 in the Brain Games World Championship in London.This was the 14th World Chess Championship.This was the first ... Read More »

  • Corus Chess Tournament

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    The Corus Chess Tournament is a major chess tournament played in the small seaside town of Wijk Aan Zee in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938 for Dutch players only, it became an international event in 1946 and has grown into one of the most presti... Read More »