Archive for August, 2011

How to Play Against the Bad Bishop

I found this very instructive game between a former world champion (from 1963 to 1969) GM Tigran Petrosian and Yugoslavian GM Boris Ivkov. The game was played almost 30 years ago, but it is a great example of how to play against the bad bishop. The King’s Indian Defense was played. White showed us a [...]

Draw Offer to be Removed from the Rules of Chess?

A few days ago I firstly heard about FIDE Commission for Modernisation. “Huh, what it is?”, I though at the very first moment. It is logical to have such commission when we want more chess on TV and other “old” media like radio, newspapers etc. But what the guys from the commission do there? I [...]

The Reykjavik Chess Festival and the Reykjavik Open: March 6 to 13, 2012. Registration is Open!

The Icelandic Chess Federation, in co-operation with the Reykjavik Chess Academy, welcomes you to the Reykjavik Chess Festival on March 6 to March 13 2012. * Total prizes of €15000 * World-class playing conditions * Extraordinary depth and width of chess talent * Many side events: sightseeing, Fischer-Spassky exhibit, soccer and pub quiz We will [...]

FIDE Commission For Modernisation – Press Release

The Commission for the Modernization of FIDE (CMF) met between the 6th and 7th of August 2011 in Moscow, Russia to discuss the ideas which would contribute towards the further development of chess and FIDE in the future. Under the leadership of the FIDE President, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the members attending the first meeting were Deputy [...]

Chess is Cruel. Sometimes Also For My Opponents

This week I won this short game in ELO2000.com Tournament #5 on Facebook. I wanted to try the Vienna game in my practice and although it is not as sharp as the King’s Gambit, black has to be very careful there! The theory recommends 7…. f5 instead of the mega blunder 7…. Bg7?? [Event "ELO2000.com [...]

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