Archive for December, 2009

Carlsen almost a second of Anand for the match Anand – Topalov

I do not write too often about the most up-to-date chess news, but this one would be very interesting. According the Chessdom server Magnus Carlsen could be a second of Vishy Anand in the upcoming match Anand – Topalov. Although this news have been denied later, it was something which I did not expect at [...]

Two chess books from The Prodigal Pawn

A few weeks ago my chess-blog-fellow The Prodigal Pawn announced a chess books giveaway for those who read his chess blog and are active there (it means leave comments there at least). As I am one of those cases, I kindly asked The Prodigal Pawn for Chess Endings: Essential Knowledge by Yuri Averbakh. The author [...]

Weekend tactic #16

White to move.

Merry Christmas

This post is not going to be about chess and it is highly predictable at this time. I would like to wish you MERRY CHRISTMAS! Enjoy beautiful holidays with your families and friends and relax!

Xmas blitz tournament

Last Sunday my chess club organized Xmas blitz tournament and I thought it was a good idea to close my chess year by attending this event. The time limit was 2×10 moves, 11 round. There were 52 players attending the tournament and my starting rank was 31. It was more or less funny tournament for [...]

Prejudice in favour of a bad idea

Below is my last game from the club tournament. I lost the game after blundering in the middlegame. But I don’t post it here because of it. I would like to share with you a moment which is known probably to each chess player. I call the moment “prejudice in favour of a bad idea“. [...]

Weekend tactic #15

White to move.

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