Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Chess Combinations


More combinations at the website and YouTube channel Chess Ace

Sunday, January 27, 2013

When white is not fighting for the advantage



Kiril Georgiev - Yu Yangyi, Gibraltar 2013

White to move


Game collections
7.Ng5 and 7.Nh4

Sergey Karjakin - Loek van Wely, Wijk aan Zee 2013

More similar games

Wang Hao - Viswanathan Anand, Wijk aan Zee 2013

Game collection 10.h3

Monday, January 21, 2013

Another lesson (pattern) learned

White to move.
Black has played 13...Nf6-e4.


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Grandmasters needs also to work more on their endgame knowledge

You don't have to be an opening expert to score a win. You don't even have to outplay your opponent in the middlegame.
You can wait to the endgame to outplay your opponent. This is the phase where even Super Grandmasters from time to time plays very weak.

Magnus Carlsen scores a lot of wins in the endgame from positions that should have been impossible to win if the opponent's had more knowledge about endgame patterns.

Let's take a look at the game Magnus Carlsen - Sergey Karjakin, Wijk aan Zee 2013, Round 8.     

The game with
analysis by chess engine Houdini at the Wijk aan Zee tournament site, (page Live games Round 8). A link to the game also at

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sergei Movsesian - Robin van Kampen, Wijk aan Zee 2013

White to move.
Black has played 27...Nc5-d3.


Friday, January 18, 2013

GM Grandelius takes a King walk

Wrong prophylactic thinking

Black has played 22...h7-h6.

How should white continue the game?


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pawns should help and not hinder the pieces

White to move


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Gawain Jones - Keith Arkell, Hastings 2013

White to move
There is nothing wrong with playing b5-b6 now,
but there is a more beautiful move to play.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Polar Bear System is Still Kicking

A video from 2011.



Another Polar Bear...


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About me

I played my first chess game in December 1977 and was lucky to hold draw. I continued to play chess and joined a chess club in September 1978. I'm still enjoying playing chess. I like to do many other things than playing chess. Long walks, some jogging, cycling, reading books, listen to music, watch movies, writing and much more. Life is fun!