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Sochi 2014

world chess championship 2014

Chess Problem # 8

The 1st Place was taken by Anatoly Mukoseev (Russia). The following is a beautiful two-mover from the solving contest. Give it a try... Read More


It’s Your Move #16

“I can’t see you saving this game,” said the player with Black. “I’m a rook up already, and I’m going to get a second queen for good measure.” Read More


New in Chess Yearbook 107 Review E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:18

new in chess Chessbibliophile continues his series of reviews on New in Chess Yearbooks, important titles from the point of opening theory - Ed.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 09:20
New in Chess Yearbook 106 Review E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Monday, 14 July 2014 00:00

new in chess yearbook 106Chessbibliophile continues his series of reviews on New in Chess Yearbooks, important titles from the point of opening theory-Ed.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 09:08
Chess Problem #7 E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 00:00

chess problem 7Leonid Kubbel was a prince among composers. I first saw an endgame study by him way back in 1970s.

I still remember my awe and wonder seeing how the Black monarch was chased and mated with a lone knight. Ever since I became a fan of Kubbel.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 July 2014 21:42
7 Historic Blunders by the Super Grandmasters E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Friday, 04 July 2014 00:00

super gmWe all know that ordinary players blunder. We also recently learned that GMs blunder as well from time to time. What about the Super-GMs? These the the world champions, ex-world champions, and all those with insanely high ELO of 2700 +. Do these guys blunders? Apparently they do. Here are a few bright examples:

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 July 2014 23:06
7 Friendly Pieces of Chess Advice You Should Never Take E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Friday, 11 July 2014 00:00

7 chess advice never takeMany players like to give you an advice when it comes to chess.  A good advice is priceless; it can help you to become a good chess player quicker.

However, a bad advice can slow down your improvement process and even make you disappointed in your chess abilities.

Here is the list of 7 common friendly chess advice you should never take:

Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014 09:07
9 Grandmaster Scoresheets: Best Handwriting Contest E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Monday, 07 July 2014 00:00

grandmaster scoresheets Today we will analyze the scoresheets of the famous chess players. Some of the players have incredibly terrible handwriting, you cannot read anything without a proper decryption process. Some of the players have a great handwriting.

Why is that? Are they short on time and rush to write down the moves or they use it as a weapon to confuse their opponents? Anyways, here is the list:

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014 09:57
Top 5 Chess Sacrifices Most Players Cannot Find E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 00:00

top 5 sacrifices in most cannot findSacrifice in chess is defined as a move that gives up some material in hopes for getting some tactical or positional compensation in the future. In other words, sacrifice is a risky business; you give up a piece now and may not get any return in future. Today we offer you to challenge yourself with 5 tactics problems, all involving a sacrifice of some sort, that are not obvious

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 09:13
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