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chessmentor
chessmentor
Località: Boulder, CO, United States
Registrato: 08/05/07
Ultima connessione: 23/08/12
Punti: 15 punti

  • How To Play A Counterblow

    The ability to recover after a tactical oversight is a difficult skill to master. Indeed, the temptation to panic after blundering an ostensibly crushing sacrifice or combination is overwhelming. It is the mark of a strong, experienced player to r... | Leggi tutto

  • The Smith-Morra Gambit: A History, Part 2

    Last week, we examined the origins of the Smith-Morra Gambit.  As the Smith-Morra began to encounter strong players, a variety of different responses developed. In the early days, declining the gambit was actually quite popular. In fact, ... | Leggi tutto

  • Mastering Squares, Part 2

    In part one, I discussed a game that I feel is extremely instructive. There were opening nuances, tactics, and the usual highs and lows. But the main thing that fueled the game’s soul was the existence of two potentially weak squares on e5 a... | Leggi tutto

  • Mikhail Tal's Chess Boomerang

    The game we are going to analyze today is quite typical for the style of Mikhail Tal. It features sacrifices, crazy attack and a lot of fun! Also, as it happened to many Tal's sacrifices, it was proven incorrect.  Of course it took "only" a... | Leggi tutto

  • The Two-Knight Advantage

    Two active bishops working in tandem are a mighty force. Indeed, the bishop's long range enables it to dominate vast swaths of the board, and to simultaneously play both a defensive and an attacking role. While the power of two bishops is... | Leggi tutto


    • K+P endgames

      Most people underestimate a K+P endgame ...  Click here.  (Fedor100 vs. FLchessplayer ... from an online tournament here on this server; the TC was "two-minute" plus 01 seconds of increment/delay that was added in.)   Below are sites that hav... | Leggi tutto

      • FLchessplayer
      • | 23/set/2014
      • | 560 visualizzazioni
      • | 18 commenti
    • selected games of Mikhail Tal, #6

      originally found at The Amazing Combinations of Mikhail Tal 1 by GM Dejan Bojkov Source for entire game: chessgames Attack with Mikhail Tal | Leggi tutto

      • biffrod
      • | 02/set/2014
      • | 305 visualizzazioni
      • | 0 commenti
    • The 10 Commandments of Chess You Need to Know

      According to the book of Exodus, the 10 Commandments were inscribed on two stone tablets and given to Moses on the top of Mt. Sinai -- literally, "from on high." The 10 commandments of chess, on the other hand, were written by the experts at Che... | Leggi tutto

      • kiba13
      • | 01/set/2014
      • | 1420 visualizzazioni
      • | 0 commenti
    • selected games of Mikhail Tal, #5

      originally found at The Amazing Combinations of Mikhail Tal 2 source for entire game: chessgames Attack with Mikhail Tal | Leggi tutto

      • biffrod
      • | 31/ago/2014
      • | 284 visualizzazioni
      • | 0 commenti
    • selected games of Mikhail Tal, #3 (with video version)

      originally found at The Amazing Combinations of Mikhail Tal 2 source for entire game: chessgames Attack with Mikhail Tal   | Leggi tutto

      • biffrod
      • | 14/ago/2014
      • | 436 visualizzazioni
      • | 0 commenti