Chess Ingenuity Vs. Nerves + Time, Starring Vassily Ivanchuk
Posted on December 16, 2011 by Arkham in All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles
The great Alexander Alekhine once said, “The fact that a player is very short of time is to my mind, as little to be considered an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime.” Although quite heavy in his reasoning, it holds no weight in the accelerated form of chess where each player has only five minutes to make all his moves. It’s […]

Chess 960 – Strategies for Survival Chess 960 (Fischer Random Chess)
Posted on December 15, 2011 by charlesgalofre in All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles, Strategy & Game Review
Have you heard of Fischer random chess well maybe you have or maybe you haven’t. In this article we are going to tell you a couple strategies to keep in mind when you play Fischer random chess. Before giving a breakdown on some strategies lets make sure we know exactly what the game is and why it is what it is. Chess960 (or alternatively Fischer Random Chess) is really a chess alternative created and encouraged […]

GM Bartosz Socko Interview: How To Be A Chess Grandmaster
Posted on December 14, 2011 by William in All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles, Strategy & Game Review
Bartosz Socko is a leading Polish Grandmaster with a FIDE rating over 2650. His notable achievements on the chess board include winning the Polish U-16 and U-18 Championships in 1994 and 1995, as well as winning the Polish Championship in 2008. Bartosz Socko has beat a number of the world’s best chess players, most impressively winning against Alexei Shirov in 2007 and Magnus Carlsen in 2008. Bartosz Socko’s wife Monika is also a strong Grandmaster. […]

Live Blitz on ICC – Queen’s Gambit, Blackburne-Zukertort Defense
Posted on December 13, 2011 by William in All Articles w/ Videos, Blitz/Bullet Chess
White opens with the Queen’s Gambit and I was really having a tough time figuring out what opening I was in the mood for. Through a somewhat strange move order, I arrived at some type of Blackburne-Zukertort Defense with a queenside fianchetto exerting influence on the center. White opted to release the tension in the center to leave me with loose pawns on d5 and c5, and I was forced to play very actively to […]

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