Sunday, November 23, 2014

Carlsen - Anand, World Chess Championship 2014, Game 11

Magnus Carlsen defended his title, winning three games, losing one and drawing seven. Congratulations!




Game 11 annotated at Sven Wisløff Nilssen's blog and at ChessBase News.

Wikipedia about the World Chess Championship 2014.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Carlsen - Anand, World Chess Championship 2014, Game 6


White to move 

Magnus Carlsen played 26.Kd2?? with the idea to continue with Ke2. The idea to play Ke2 works if white instead starts with 26.Kd1.


Viswanathan Anand didn't play the winning move 26...Nxe5! and later lost the game.

Game 6 and all other games in the match at Chessgames.com.
   

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Anand - Carlsen, World Chess Championship 2014, Game 3




     

   
   
Game 3 annotated at Sven Wisløff Nilssen's blog and at ChessBase News.
     

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Carlsen - Anand, World Chess Championship 2014, Game 2



Sven Wisløff Nilssen have annotated game 2 at his excellent chess blog.
Here is the game annotated at ChessBase News.
  

Below is a YouTube video from game 2 by Jerry at the Chess Network. 
     
   

 
   

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lars Grahn's excellent chess blog



 
It's black to move. The game is annotated at Lars Grahn's excellent chess blog.
   

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fabiano Caruana - Hikaru Nakamura, 2014 Sinquefield Cup, Saint Louis


White to move



Can you play better than Fabiano Caruana? 

You have one minute to find the best move for white.


Solution
   

Fabiano Caruana - Veselin Topalov, 2014 Sinquefield Cup, Saint Louis



 
  

 
 
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fabiano Caruana - Levon Aronian, 2014 Sinquefield Cup, Saint Louis



   
    



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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Magnus Carlsen - Radosław Wojtaszek, Chess Olympiad 2014, Tromsø



 
    

   
   
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Grandmaster vs. Amateur, Part 3




10.h3 Qxg2 11.Rh2 Qxh2 12.Nxh2 dxe3 13.fxe3 O-O Dmitry Svetushkin - Hichem Hamdouchi, Ubeda 1999 

9.cxd4 O-O Game collection 
9.Nb5 O-O Game collection 
    
   



9.Nbd2 Nbd7 10.Nf1 Game collection 
9.Nbd2 Nc6 10.Nf1 Game collection 

7...Nc6 8.Re1 b5 9.Nbd2 Bb7 Game collection 
   

Grandmaster vs. Amateur, Part 2




16...Rfe8 17.Bh4 Qc3 Artem Smirnov - Evgeny E Vorobiov, St. Petersburg 2003 

14...Nc4 15.Qxe7 Qxe7 16.Bxe7 Rfe8 17.Bg5 Bxd4 18.Rad1 Bb6 Alexander Moiseenko - Alexander Areshchenko, Ukrainian Championship 2013 
   

Grandmaster vs. Amateur, Part 1




Game collections
1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.d4 Bg4 4.Nf3 Qxd5 5.Be2 Nc6 6.Be3 O-O-O 7.O-O Qh5 
1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.d4 Bg4 4.Nf3 Qxd5 5.Be2 Nc6 6.Be3 O-O-O 7.O-O Qh5 8.c4 
1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.d4 Bg4 4.Nf3 Qxd5 5.Be2 Nc6 6.c4 
1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.d4 Bg4 4.Nf3 Qxd5 5.Be2 Nc6 6.h3 
1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.d4 Bg4 4.f3 Bf5 




Game collections
1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 c6 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.O-O Bg4 5.c4 e6 6.Qc2 Nbd7 7.b3 Bd6 8.Bb2 O-O 9.d3
1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 c6 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.O-O Bg4 5.c4 e6 6.Qc2 Nbd7 7.d4 Be7
1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 c6 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.O-O Bg4 5.c4 e6 6.Qc2 Nbd7 7.d4 Bd6
1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 c6 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.O-O Bg4 5.c4 e6 6.d3 Nbd7 7.cxd5 exd5 8.Nc3
1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 c6 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.O-O Bg4 5.c4 e6 6.d3 Nbd7 7.cxd5 cxd5 8.Nc3
   

   



Game collections 
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d6 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 O-O 7.Nf3 b6 8.g3 Bb7 9.Bg2 Nbd7 10.O-O Qe7 11.b4 c5 

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d6 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 O-O 7.Nf3 b6 8.e3 Bb7 9.Be2 Nbd7 10.O-O Ne4 11.Qc2 f5 

  
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d6 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 O-O 7.Bg5 Nbd7 8.e3 b6 9.Bd3 
  
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d6 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Bg5 
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d6 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Bd2 
  
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d6 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Bd2 
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d6 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.a3 
     

Monday, July 21, 2014

Pia Cramling - Erik Blomqvist, Swedish Championship 2014, Borlänge



  
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Monday, July 14, 2014

Daniel Semcesen - Jonny Hector, Swedish Championship 2014, Borlänge




8.Be3 Bd6 9.O-O-O O-O Ryan Rhys Griffiths - Robin van Kampen, World Junior Championship 2012, Athens
   

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Anand - Kasimdzhanov, FIDE World Blitz Championship 2014, Dubai



 
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Friday, June 20, 2014

Magnus Carlsen - Kiril D. Georgiev, FIDE World Rapid Championship 2014, Dubai

  

 
 
  

Magnus Carlsen - Ernesto Inarkiev, FIDE World Rapid Championship 2014, Dubai

 



  


BCM Game of the Month June 2014: Nepomniachtchi - Jakovenko

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Mišo Cebalo - Evgeni Vasiukov, European Senior Team Championship 2014


White to move





The game annotated by Grandmaster Lubomir Kavalek
Game collection 1.d4 f5 2.Bg5 g6
    

Sunday, March 16, 2014

See if you instead can move forward


When a piece is threatened you must sometimes move it backwards to stop a disaster. But "sometimes" is not "always". 

Many players wants automatically to move a threatened piece backwards, easily missing the much better solution to move it forward. Moving forward could be the best defence. Think more like someone who wants to score a goal in football (soccer). Then you or a teammate must kick the ball forward. 

Even a Grandmaster 
can fail to kick (move) forward. 

Let's take a look at the game Levon Aronian - Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Candidates Tournament 2014, Khanty-Mansiysk.
  

White played 13.f5. 




Black played 13...Ne7? 



and was lost after... 
 


















14.Nde4!!


The black Queen is trapped.


14...dxe4 15.Nxe4 Qh4 16.g3 Qh3 17.Nf2 Qxf1+ 18.Kxf1 Nxf5
19.Qf3...1-0. 



Black needs to play a more active defence after 13.f5. 



There is one. Move forward. 



13...Qg5! 

Black threats to play Qxe3+ followed by Qxd3.
(13...Nh4 14.Qh5!)

14.Qe2 Nh4! 



Black is OK. 


The game 
Levon Aronian - Shakhriyar Mamedyarov at Chessgames.com and ChessVibes   
       

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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!