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.
3/25/2010 – ... usually is of enormous power. In this endgame, however, its range there is pretty 'short'. White's last move was 40.g5-g6, whereupon Black had to evaluate the consequences of 40...Nxg6 41.Rxd7 Nh4+ 42.Kg3 Nxf3 43.Kxf3 Kf8. What do you think about it?
A) good idea, Black traps the rook on d7;
B) a return sac leads to equal chances;
C) White wins.
The solution is here,
but first ponder over it with a larger version of the diagram.Discuss
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.Discuss
4/28/2015 – Did you ever play against an International Master? IM Michael Kopylov plays a simul at 8 pm
in the Simultaneous room versus Premium members. The early bird catches the worm.
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The Queen’s Indian Defense is one of the most solid and rich openings against 1.d4. Together with the Nimzo-Indian and the Catalan it forms the so called “Classical Setup”, which any player should know.