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
1/26/2013 – Today Magnus Carlsen outplayed the US grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura to score his seventh win in the Tata Steel tournament, having reached a total of 9.5/12 points with one round to go. His closest rivals, Anand and Aronian, have 8.0/12. Anand caught up with Aronian after a fine win over Erwin L'Ami, while the Chinese GM Hou Yifan beat Ivan Sokolov with black. Postgame and GM analysis.Discuss
10/1/2014 – Ideas and strategies in Grandmaster games can be quite instructive. IM Merijn van Delft presents games like
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This DVD is an ideal introduction to this opening for players below 2000 or busy players who would like to play aggressive chess, but do not have time to learn the main lines. The Veresov is worth studying and playing!
The resulting positions are usually dynamic or double-edged and offer fairly balanced chances. The better tactician may win, but do not be dissappointed if the game ends in a spectacular and logical draw!
In the positional systems White does not try to refute the Pirc from the very first moves, but aims for a long strategic battle to prove that his space advantage and better development will finally give him the better position.