Improve Your Positional Chess – NM Stewart vs NM Williams – Blackburne-Zukertort Opening
Posted on August 10, 2012 by William in All Articles w/ Videos, Strategy & Game Review

A chess player can spend the vast majority of his time just studying tactics and neglecting positional play and he will probly be able to reach a ~2000 rating. Many players do not spend sufficient time focusing on quieter positional play because it is not as exciting as crazy tactics and flashy attacks. It is extremely important to develop yourself as a chess player with a very well-rounded, comprehensive approach. In the follow game I […]

Karpov’s Best Games: Dismantling The Queen’s Gambit Declined
Posted on August 9, 2012 by GM Ron W Henley in All Articles w/ Videos, Classic Games (Pre 2010), Strategy & Game Review

Karpov opens with 1. d4 and GM Artur Yusupov responds with the Queen’s Gambit Declined, leading to Karpov’s Petrosian Variation with 7. Qc2 which provoked an extremely interesting novelty from Yusupov with 8. e4 Nxe4!? 9. Bxe7 Kxe7 – leading to extremely double-edged play. Karpov was instantly able to seize a dangerous initiative against black’s exposed king, although Yusupov did achieve an eclectic sort of counterplay based on white’s inability to activate the Rh1. Karpov’s […]

Intel Grand Prix Series – Kasparov Fights Back! – Vol 2
Posted on August 8, 2012 by William in All Articles w/ Videos, Classic Games (Pre 2010), Strategy & Game Review

Anand vs Vaisser, Sicilian Defense: 0-1 Sicilian Defense Destroys Anand; Kasparov Conquers With King’s Indian The above video excerpt begins at move 6 in this exciting encounter between Anand and Vaisser, as black demonstrates an excellent piece of opening preparation in the Sicilian Defense to drop an absolute bombshell on Vishy Anand. Black’s play is downright inspirational in this game as he instantly and accurately capitalizes on slight inaccuracies by Anand in the early opening, […]

Sicilian Defense – Vegas Poolside Blitz #4 – Will Stewart vs GM Henley
Posted on August 6, 2012 by William in All Articles w/ Videos, Blitz/Bullet Chess, Strategy & Game Review

The match climate was extremely tense going into the last round of regulation time – game 4. Game 1 was drawn after a tense battle, I won game 2 with Grandmaster Henley in time trouble, and game 3 was drawn after sharp play as well. I needed to win or draw game 4 to win the 2012 Las Vegas Poolside Blitz Invitational and all-out bragging rights for 1 year. However if GM Ron Henley could […]

Anatoly Karpov Interview
Posted on June 19, 2012 by William in All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles, Non-Chess related

OnlineChessLessons.NET is delighted to present this 25 minute interview with former World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov. The topics are very diverse as Karpov openly discusses his opinions on the current state of FIDE, his attempts to organize a legitimate world chess championship match with Bobby Fischer in the mid-1970s, chess politics in the Soviet Union in the 1970s-2000s, and what he thinks about the future of chess. Karpov’s experiences at the pinnacle of chess make […]

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