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7 Reasons Why Magnus Carlsen is World Champion E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:24

why carlsen is a world championMagnus Carlsen has been dominating the chess scene for the last few years and has established himself as one of the strongest (if not the strongest) players at the moment. By winning many prestigious tournaments and scoring great results against strong players right from an early age, Carlsen was a safe bet that he would be part of the elite chess one day.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 15:09
The Decisive Battle - World Championship 2016 E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:00

world championship gameMagnus Carlsen confirmed his position as the world champion with a successful defense of his title last November against Sergei Karjakin. After 12 games the score remained level and it was the mini match of rapid games that proved decisive. The first two games were hard-fought draws and tension was at its peak on the eve of the third game. Here is what happened:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 January 2017 20:56
Big question: 1.e4 or 1.d4? E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Friday, 13 January 2017 00:00

big question 1.e4 and 1.d4One of the most frequently asked questions from amateurs to masters is the simple “what is better – 1.e4 or 1.d4?” However, the answer to this question is not that trivial and it depends on many factors. In this article we will try to give you our views and some explanations that will hopefully help you make your own choice.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 January 2017 12:07
Top 10 Chess Openings Played by Garry Kasparov E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 00:00

kasparov best openingsGarry Kasparov is considered to be the greatest chess player of all time. From 1986 to 2005 he was ranked world’s number 1 for 225 out of 228 months! Kasparov holds a record for winning 15 consecutive tournaments. He is also the youngest ever undisputed world champion at age of 22. Great deal of his chess success should be contributed to his opening preparation. Kasparov did such a great job analyzing positions at how, that he has won many of his games due to home preparation. Here are the top 10 openings Kasparov plays.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 13:22
5 Proven Ways to Improve at Chess E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Monday, 16 January 2017 00:00

5 proven ways to improveImproving at chess has to be one of the most mysterious things of all sports. The training of the mind is not as easily measured as the physical training, for example. While running, lifting weights or swimming will transform you and you will see results in a short amount of time after doing it, it is not that simple with chess.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 January 2017 13:16
What is New in Theory? (December 2016) E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Thursday, 12 January 2017 00:00

carlsen - karjakinChessPublishing.com is a well-known site devoted to opening theory. This column deals with updates on recent developments from the site. Focus would be both on topical variations and rare lines that can be used in practice-Ed.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 January 2017 21:00
5 Tips for Improving Your Chess E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Monday, 09 January 2017 00:00

improving chessSeems like you are doing everything correctly, but you still struggle improving at chess? That's not something unusual and happens to the best of us. There are few typical things that chess players are doing (or not doing) which are responsible for most failures. Simply by adding those things to your routine, you can possibly avoid many disappointments and hopefully reach new heights in your chess career. And the best thing? It will only take couple minutes of your time!

Last Updated on Monday, 09 January 2017 12:13
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