Magnus Carlsen won the 2014 world championship match in game 11 today to defend his title.
But the sixth game of the Carlsen-Anand match made waves around the world.
Some chess journalists rushed to christen the astonishing m... | Leggi tutto
Bobby Fischer was one of the most well-rounded players in history. He was at once a tactical wizard and a positional genius, a theoretical expert and a peerless endgame player.
He was essentially unbeatable in match play largely because his oppo... | Leggi tutto
This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 year... | Leggi tutto
In the first part of this article, we discussed how Alexey Shirov discovered a beautiful idea during a postmortem analysis of his game vs. GM Azmaiparashvili.
Unexpectedly, he got a chance to use a similar idea in the last round of the sam... | Leggi tutto
In online blitz chess (and especially in bullet), resignation is largely frowned upon. Indeed, with so little time remaining, there is always a possibility that your opponent will make a disastrous blunder, an unfortunate mouse slip, or &mdas... | Leggi tutto