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08
Nov

Chess links week roundup #45/2009

Chess links week roundup #45/2009

As you – readers of this blog – know, one of a weekend days is dedicated to regular weekend tactic puzzle. Usually it is Saturday. But as weekend consists of two free days for most of us, I was thinking about publishing a more or less regular post also on Sunday. And as a theme for these posts I chose weekly selection of links from chess blog I read regularly.

OK, let’s start with the first edition now!

Chess master of bust published three nice videos of the simul of former chess world champion Garry Kasparov which was held in Antwerp this October. It is interesting to see Kasparov in action again and if you want to improve your chess ending skills, then you should watch these videos carefully.

The latest experience of Rolling Pawn with the Moscow variant of Sicilan (1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5) has been described in his post about the last round of the tournament organized by his club.

Chessex started to try KIA opening as white. He posted two games of him, so if you are interested in gaining some experiences about this particular opening you can read A KIA game played yesterday and Another game using KIA posts on his blog.

Have you read anything interesting on chess blogs last week? You can share the links in the comments section below.

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07
Nov

Weekend tactic #12

Weekend tactic #12

The last black’s move was 24…. Nxd5 taking knight there. How would you proceed as a white?

White to move:
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05
Nov

How to play knight vs. pawn chess endings

How to play knight vs. pawn chess endings

In this type of endings the goal of the stronger side is to reach a draw. But if you play knight vs. pawn ending and your opponent has a pawn on a-column or h-column then you can get into serious troubles sometimes.

Let’s look at some examples:





But this position is a draw:





This position is also a draw:





So how is it possible to win this type of ending if you are the side with a pawn? The answer lies in the situation when the opponent’s knight does not have access to the promoting square. See this example:

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03
Nov

New poll: What kind of chess ending is the most difficult for you?

New poll: What kind of chess ending is the most difficult for you?

pollIn the previous poll on this blog, you have selected chess ending as something which most of you don’t like to study. But chess endings are also important phase of a game and this month I would like to ask you the following question:

What kind of chess ending is the most difficult for you?

What kind of chess ending is the most difficult for you?

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02
Nov

New book: Bobby Fischer The Career and Complete Games by Karsten Muller

New book: Bobby Fischer The Career and Complete Games by Karsten Muller

Bobby Fischer The Career and Complete Games - coverAre you a fan of former world champion Bobby Fischer? Some of us call him even the strongest chess player in the history.

Now you have chance to go through all his competetive games and learn a lot from his legacy. Both weak player and very strong player should understand Fischer’s games from the book according to the author.

The book “Bobby Fischer The Career and Complete Games” was released last week and you can order it (for example) in my favorite chess shop New in chess.

Here is a short video from the press conference held for the book release occasion:

Thanks to Chess Master or Bust blog for this info.

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