Aug 20 2009

Quiz: Rudd vs Baker (2009)

Black to play. What happened next?

Rudd vs Baker (2009)

Rudd vs Baker (2009)


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Aug 19 2009

Gurevich vs Kazhgaleyev (1996)

You are about to play through a remarkable game. Using very modest tools, Gurevich fashions a masterpiece, based entirely on the excellence of his technique.
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Aug 13 2009

Quiz: Mate in two

A deceptive mate in two (White to move). You have to be precise!

Martin (2009)

Martin (2009)


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Aug 13 2009

Quiz: Kristofori vs Kislinsky (2009)

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.Nc3 O-O 5.e4 d6 6.Bf4 Nc6 7.d5 e5 8.Bg5 Ne7 9.Qd2 Kh8 10.h4 Nh5 11.g3 f6 12.Bh6 Bxh6 13.Qxh6 all from the game Kristofori-Kislinsky Alushta 2009. What happened next?

Kristofori vs Kislinsky (2009)

Kristofori vs Kislinsky (2009)


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Aug 12 2009

Odessa Rapidplay Final

Quoting and even annotating rapidplay games is becoming increasingly common as the chess public craves entertainment. Rather in the style of 20/20 cricket the best players in the world are embracing 30 min tournaments and playing some highly interesting chess. Witness the coming game from the final of the recently concluded Odessa rapidplay. To reach the final Gelfand defeated Najer, Gashimov and Jovanenko, whereas Svidler got past Karpov, Movsesian and Grischuk. No ordinary field! After two sedate draws, then came Game Three.
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Aug 6 2009

Quiz: Study

White to play. What should the result of the game be with best play? Watch out;this is tricky!

Martin (2009)

Martin (2009)


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Aug 6 2009

Quiz: Mestel vs Polgar (1993)

Black to play and win.

Mestel vs Polgar (1993)

Mestel vs Polgar (1993)


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Aug 5 2009

Torre Attack

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bg5 Welcome to this week’s column. I’m currently making a couple of videos for ChessCube on the Torre Attack, so I’d thought I’d share a few of those games with you. The Torre fits in perfectly with the idea of low-maintenance openings, which give a good position without the need to spend too much time studying. This is exactly what the average player needs. One great attraction of the Torre Attack is the speed and efficiency of White’s development. By contrast, it is often difficult for Black to keep pace if he chooses an inflexible defensive formation. Enjoy! Andrew
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Jul 31 2009

Quiz: Chekhover (1954)

White to play. What should the result of the game be?

Chekhover (1954)

Chekhover (1954)


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Jul 31 2009

Quiz: Philidor

Black to play and draw. What is the most effective method?

Philidor

Philidor


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