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 […]

London Chess Classic 2011 – FINAL REPORT
Posted on December 13, 2011 by William in Tournament Updates
The 3rd London Chess Classic was a great event, using the Sophia rules to entice many of the world´s best chess players to play all-out for the win in every round. Vladimir Kramnik won the event by mixing strong preparation with creative attacks and impeccable technique. Kramnik did not lose a game throughout all 8 rounds, and sealed his victory with a last round draw against Levon Aronian in a fairly boring line of the […]

Last Bughouse Video Ever! – Bughouse #23
Posted on December 12, 2011 by Kazim in All Articles w/ Videos
This is our TWENTY-THIRD and last of many live bughouse videos we’ll be releasing. Bughouse is controversial amongst the chess community but like all things, a little bit of moderation is key, and I don’t think it hurts your chess game. More importantly I think it gets kids into chess, teaches you about positional play and teamwork as well. I’m releasing these videos for fun and hope you all enjoy them. My friend Kazim Gulamali […]

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