Karpov on Fischer: Volume 1 – The Quest For The Crown!

Posted on May 23, 2012 by GM Ron W Henley in All Articles w/ Videos, Classic Games (Pre 2010), Strategy & Game Review

Introducing the comprehensive 3-Volume DVD set “Karpov on Fischer” – where former World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov and Grandmaster Ron W. Henley analyze and evaluate the legendary Bobby Fischer’s rise to the chess crown in 1972 and his famous 1992 return match with Boris Spassky. In this DVD series, it is just too easy to sense Karpov’s incredibly deep positional understanding as he explains the reasons behind Fischer’s brilliant moves. GM Henley is no slouch […]

Is Online Chess Good For You?
Posted on May 26, 2012 by William in General Chess Articles

Technology has changed a lot of things about chess in the last 20-30 years and the best players have learned to successfully evolve with these changes. Looking at our current World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand and the Challenger for the 2012 World Chess Championship, Boris Gelfand, we can clearly see how they have adapted to remain at the pinnacle of chess for the past 2 decades. Vassily Ivanchuk has also set quite an example, as […]

Live Rapidchess on ICC – Double Fianchetto Game

Posted on May 25, 2012 by William in All Articles w/ Videos, Blitz/Bullet Chess, Strategy & Game Review

Blitz Video #1: WStewart vs rpenquin I decided to open flexibly with Nf3 and c4, and proceeded with a double-fianchetto opening. After 9. …Na6 I tried to seize the initiative with 10. g4!? The position became complicated in the middlegame and I went wrong with 23. e5 – although black did have pressure due to his control of my dark squares (notably f4 and e5). 23. e5 conceded the important d5 square to the black […]

How to Know When to Sacrifice the Exchange
Posted on May 22, 2012 by William in Classic Games (Pre 2010), General Chess Articles, Strategy & Game Review

So now that we know how awesome it is to create dynamic imbalances from previous articles, we still need to acknowledge that there is an appropriate “time and place” to mix it up with a sacrifice. One of the most frequent sacrifices in chess is the “exchange sacrifice” – an absolute classic sac that can be personified in many different forms. For example, Tigran Petrosian was famous for defensively sacrificing the exchange to construct an […]

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