2/4/2010 – ... has become Alexei Shirov's trademark. In the tournament in Wijk aan
Zee, which Shirov started with five wins in a row, the 37-year-old chess
magician from Riga once more justified this reputation.
In many middlegame positions he managed to put his opponents under
pressure with inventive attacking play. And even in the endgame, one
always has to take into account that Shirov might set the board on fire.
This happened in the eleventh round in his game against Vladimir Kramnik, where he played 35.c5! in the diagram position. GM Karsten Müller has analysed the endgame for ChessBase Magazine Online.
3/13/2010 – Yesterday the twelfth World Champion Anatoly Karpov announced that he was running for FIDE President. Today he addressed the extraordinary meeting of the European Chess Union (ECU), which was meeting during the European Individual Championship in Rijeka. Karpov had hash words for the current FIDE leadership and outlined his own program for change in FIDE. Video interview by Europe Echecs.
12/15/2009 – In this week's Playchess lecture by
FM Dennis Monokroussos will introduce you (presumably) to one of the best players
in the world in the 1930s. Grigory Levenfish, whom you may know for his 6.f4
line against the Dragon, and from his endgame books, will be discussed,
with highlights from his great career. Before that IM Merijn van Delft discusses
current games. Be there and watch.
12/5/2013 – IM Robert Ris shows sharp and double edged opening lines. If you fancy sacrifing or playing gambits, this show is a must see. Subject today: Attack against French Winawer. Starting at 7 pm.
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