Garry Kasparov played a near perfect game against David Navara at the St. Louis Chess Club yesterday (16th August 2017), only to see it all blow up in his face when checkmate appeared inevitable. Can you find what’s wrong with 49.Nb4-c6+ ? […]
Publisher: Batsford Chess Author: GM Andrew Soltis 384 pages ★★★★☆ An all too familiar problem facing chess players is the question of what to study. Most of us have jobs, families or other commitments leaving us precious little time for studying […]
Chess is a competitive game and those who play it like to win. But it’s not always so easy when your opponent is hell-bent on winning too. If you want to win more games, more tournaments, more prizes and perhaps […]
Women’s World Champion Hou Yifan (2644 Elo) played a shocking game in the final round of the Tradewise Gibraltar chess tournament, resigning after just 5 moves – the quickest loss by a Grandmaster. Of more interest was just how bad […]
Magnus Carlsen doesn’t get too many wins against Giri – and he missed a great opportunity recently at Tata Steel Chess, eventually drawing a 123 move game. What should Magnus have played here, at move 56? White to play.
Hikaru Nakamura and Anish Giri played out an instructive Rook endgame at the Grand Chess Tour Paris Blitz event this year. Material is level but Nakamura (White) has his Rook ideally placed behind his pawn and his King is helping […]
Ever had it where you get a really good position and your tactical radar starts going crazy? You know there’s a win here somewhere… but when you play the obvious moves your opponent somehow escapes. Trust your intuition – there […]
(Board viewed from Black’s perspective). Wesley So (White) had a slight edge but his last move, Qd7, was careless. What did Magnus Carlsen play?