Beating the Nimzo-Indian Defense – GM Timur Gareev

Knight or Bishop: Which has greatest value?

Posted on September 16,2014 By GM Levan Aroshidze in General Chess Articles, Beginner’s Corner. In the beginning, all new chess players must learn the relative values of the pieces. The most complicated subject is to compare and evaluate the powers of the bishop and the knight. These two pieces are completely different from each other but, surprisingly, they have similar values (3 pawns). Some coaches prefer to say that a bishop probably a quarter-pawn more valuable than a knight, but this is a quite unstable statement as the final choice o[…]

Beating the Nimzo-Indian Defense – GM Timur Gareev

Posted on September 15,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. The Nimzo-Indian Refuted? The 4.Qc2 Nimzo-Indian. Timur explains that there is no reason to allow a Queen’s Indian because Black will struggle against this White response and that the Black Nimzo-Indian is harmless as the 4.Qc2 move is favored by both Kasparov and Carlsen with excellent results. Timur then examines Aronian-Karpov and makes the following findings; Queen’s Indian sidelines and the Ragozin considered if 3.Nf3 is played 3.Nc3 limits[…]

Exchange Sacrifice with Sergey Kasparov: Part II

Posted on September 11,2014 By GM Sergey Kasparov in Strategy & Game Review, Classic Games (Pre 2010), General Chess Articles. Continuing the topic of exchange sacrifice, we will consider exchange sacrifice with the idea of the destruction of the enemy’s “pawn chain.” Here one can better see the dividends, unlike in cases of ephemeral “domination.” I remind you that pawn structure can’t change very often. As a rule, it is a long-term concept. Dydyshko, V (2518) – Kasparov, S (2452) BLR-ch Minsk (1), 2001 The last move, 17. Rfd1, was unsuccessful. Excessive placidity sadd[…]

Exchange Sacrifice with Sergey Kasparov: Part I

Posted on September 09,2014 By GM Sergey Kasparov in Strategy & Game Review, Classic Games (Pre 2010), General Chess Articles. In this three part-series, Sergey Kasparov, GM from Belarus in Eastern Europe, a former USSR republic, expounds on exchange sacrifice. In chess games we often sacrifice material in search of benefiting from it. The most frequent motif is a king attack, but there are others. In this series of articles we’ll consider “positional exchange sacrifice.” There are a number of different dividends one can gain for the lost material, and here are some of t[…] is a producer of thousands of free chess articles and free chess videos by FIDE chess masters. They recently released the renowned Empire Chess series that has been taking the chess world by storm. Please consider checking out their chess blog and chess shop with tons of free updated previews.

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