Grivas: Endgames in Baku – (1)

by Efstratios Grivas
8/25/2023 – The World Cup in Baku produced some exciting games and surprising results. But also a number of remarkable engames which it is well to study. What better way than to receive the assistance of a great trainer who shows us were some of the players went wrong, and what was needed to get a positive result. Learn more about the endgame from the instructive commentary provided to us by grandmaster Efstratios Grivas. Enjoy and learn.

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As you probably know, in the games below you can click on the notation to get a separate replay board on which you can follow the moves. You can also click on the fan button to start an engine, which will allow you to work out any lines our illustrious analyst has not explained.

Endgame one

Endgame two

Endgame three

Coming soon: Efstratios Grivas on the endgames Gukesh vs Carlsen, Muzychuk vs Muzychuk and Ponamariov vs Kollars. There is a lot to learn...

Eftratios Grivas

He has played in eight Olympiads, where in 1998 he won Silver. He won Gold at the European Team Championship 1989, five Balkan Medals (2 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze) and was three times winner of the International ‘Acropolis’ Tournament. He has taken first position in Greek Individual & Team Championships no less than 28 times, and he has won various international tournaments as well. He was also been awarded six FIDE Medals: the Boleslavsky Medal 2009 and 2015 (best author), the FIDE Euwe Medal 2011, 2012 and 2017 (best junior trainer), the FIDE Razuvaev Medal 2014 (Trainers’ education) and has been a professional Lecturer at FIDE Seminars for Training & Certifying Trainers.

Eftratios Grivas has published a large number of books & DVDs in Arabic, English, Greek, Italian, Spanish & Turkish languages. Since 2009 he is the Secretary of the FIDE Trainers’ Commission and since 2012 the Director of the FIDE Grivas Chess International Academy (Athens). He is also a director of the largest chess club in the world, the Sharjah Cultural & Chess Club in Dubai. It was founded in 1979 with the object of spreading and development of chess as mental and cultural sport across the Sharjah Emirate and in the United Arab Emirates territory in general.

The Sharjah Cultural & Chess Club covers an area of 34,000 cubic feet, including the main hall which can accommodate up to 500 players. Besides two huge playing areas there are many class rooms, library, VIP room, regional FIDE office etc. One can find here all possible modern equipment and devises invented in the chess world.

Efstratios (30.03.1966) is a highly experienced chess trainer and chess author. He has been awarded by the International Chess Federation (FIDE) the titles of International Chess Grandmaster, FIDE Senior Trainer, International Chess Arbiter and International Chess Organiser.