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Sochi 2014

world chess championship 2014

Game of The Month

2013 was a terrible period for Viswanathan Anand. It was the year in which he lost the world championship title. In the pall of gloom there was one illuminating moment that lit up ... Read More


Chess Problem #8

The 1st Place was taken by Anatoly Mukoseev (Russia) followed by Bojan Vuckovic (Serbia) who came 2nd and Kacper Piorun (Poland) who came 3rd... Read More

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13 Most Important Endgame Principles Straight from The Experts E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:00

13 endgame principlesToday we will cover 13 most important endgame principles you should always keep in mind during the game. These come from the greatest players of the past who need to introduction: Nimzowitsch, Capablanca, Kasparov, Keres, Benko, Tarasch, Botvinnik and Kotov were surely the endgame experts who dedicated their whole lives to this subjects.

Enough said, let jump straight to the principles!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 09:09
Top 10 Things Chess Masters Do Differently Than The Rest E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Monday, 02 June 2014 00:00

chess mastersHave you noticed how chess masters easily and flawlessly find a winning combination and win the game, while other players struggle and cannot achieve the same? Have you ever wondered why does that happen like that and what can you do to achieve master’s performance? Look no further.

Today I will show you the 10 things that master level players do differently from the rest.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 09:09
US Chess Championship 2014: Final Report E-mail
Written by Jeffrey Vollmer   
Monday, 26 May 2014 20:02

us chess 2014Returning to the St. Louis Chess club in the upscale Central West End neighborhood for round 9 on the Men’s side and round 8 on the Women’s. Akobian lost as black against Shankland to shake-up the standings.

Shankland was able to create a very active position trading his rook for two superior minor pieces while Akobian's h8 rook was locked in its own private jail.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 May 2014 20:22
Carlsen vs. Anand: Pre-Rematch Head-to-Head Comparison E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Friday, 23 May 2014 00:00

carlsen - anand head to headPreviously we write about why Magnus Carlsen has won the World Championship Match [according to Anand], discussed his unique, super-GM traits and also shared Gelfand’s opinion about the Match. Today we want to share the head-to-head comparison of Carlsen and Anand, as well as estimating the odds of winning for each player.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014 08:58
7 World's Most Famous Chess Combinations E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

7 world's  most famous chess combinationsToday we present the list of 7 world’s most famous chess combinations. You may ask why are these combinations are the most famous? Well, some of these games were played as early as in the 9th century. If we still study them today there is definitely something special about them.  Enjoy and don’t forget to comment with your solutions!

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 September 2014 21:51
Chess Problem #6 E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Friday, 23 May 2014 00:03

chess problem 6A new teaser from our columnist for our solvers. Enjoy! -Ed.

The 10th International Solving Contest under the aegis of WFCC took place on Sunday, 26th January, 2014. It was simultaneously held in as many as 34 countries with 488 solvers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 23:39
US Chess Championship 2014 Review (rounds 5-7) E-mail
Written by Jeffrey Vollmer   
Thursday, 22 May 2014 00:00

us chess championship 2014 (rounds 5-7)Returning to the St. Louis Chess Club in the chess capital of the U.S. for round 5 of the U.S. Championships and U.S. Women’s Championships we see GM Var Akobian make a move at the leaders with a win as black over Timur Gareev.  

Akobian out played his opponent in a challenging end game.  Alejandro Ramirez defeated Mac Molner to stay competitive in the tournament.  

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014 08:49
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