1/25/2013 – The weakness of the dark squares around the black king catches the eye, but there still is the diagonal a6-f1 ... The sequence 28.Rxd3 cxd3 29.Qh6 lead to victory for ...
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The weakness of the dark squares around the black king catches the eye, but there still is the diagonal a6-f1 ... The sequence 28.Rxd3 cxd3 29.Qh6 lead to victory for ...
1/27/2013 – Who will win the 75th Tata Steel Tournament? Okay, we know Magnus Carlsen has already clinched the A Section, but the B and C sections are still hotly contested. The final round starts on Sunday, January 27, at 12:00 noon (i.e. an hour and a half earlier than usual). To make things especially interesting we recommend you update your Playchess client and try out our latest Guess-a-Move feature.Discuss
1/24/2013 – In our reports on the Tata Steel Tournament we have sadly neglected the groups B and C, usually giving only the results, games and standings. You have seen dozens of pictures of Magnus, Vishy, Levon and Yifan, but practically none of the 28 stars and talents in the lower sections. With the help of the photographer Frans Peeters we make it up to you – and to them – with
a portrait of each.Discuss
11/1/2014 – The FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent is one of the last strong GM tournaments of the year. The two best players of the series will be qualifying for the next Candidates Matches. Daniel King is commenting live on the games starting at 10.30 am. Entry fee: 50 Ducats, Premium free!
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Understanding how to use pawns and how to handle different pawn structures are important topics for young or improving players to consider. Andrew Martin investigates the notion that ‘pawns are the soul of chess’ and tries to explain exactly what this mea
The most effective, timeproven way to develop tactical abilities, imagination, and the ability to calculate variations, is practice. The 69 exercises on this DVD are taken from grandmaster games and show tactical ideas that are typical for the Grünfeld.
Success in the English is based upon understanding the plans and ideas available within this interesting opening. The games in this DVD will provide with exactly that-the armoury to play the English Opening as white with confidence!
The aim of this course is to help you understand how you to make tactical opportunities arise as well as to sharpen your tactical vision - these selected lectures will help to foster your overall tactical understanding.