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What is Alekhine’s Block?
Posted on November 26, 2011 by iPlayooChess in Beginner’s Corner, General Chess Articles
Alekhine’s block is a chess combination with a piece sacrifice (Knight, Bishop, Rook, or Queen) on the 6th rank (3rd for Black). It’s used for the first time by the former world champion Alexander Alekhine in 1910. The idea is to physically restrict, or block the enemy pawn in front of the attacking piece (thus Alekhine’s “block”). As Nimtzowitsch put it, “First restrain, then blockade, finally destroy!” This tactical device is just one implementation of […]
Chess960 Videos Chess960 Articles Fischer was a pioneer in realizing that standard chess was becoming too overstudied and theory oriented and that Fischer Random would bring the dawn of a new era in Chess. I can only speculate that many players from the club level all the way up to the 2800+ super GM’s wish to see a day where Chess960 becomes the norm for chess tournaments. One can’t deny that the amount of high […]
Posted on November 23, 2011 by William in All Articles w/ Videos, Strategy & Game Review, Tournament Updates
The Women’s Chess World Championship 2011 has featured a very high level of chess between two very determined and prepared opponents. 24 year old Indian Grandmaster Humpy Koneru is the second female player ever to break the 2600 FIDE mark, and is the second highest rated female player in the world today at 2600 FIDE (to Judit Polgar in both cases). Koneru is a fierce attacking player whose game maintains an excellent level of opening preparation and endgame […]
Posted on November 23, 2011 by chesscreator in Beginner’s Corner, General Chess Articles
In this special article Stephen Jones, an accounting, marketing and e-business specialist, will explain what the 80/20 rule is and how to apply it to chess. As many of you have known I often mention the 80/20 rule that I learned in business school during my video analises of games and I think it’s one of the many ways you can apply business knowledge to your chess game. I feel this article is very complimentary […]
Posted on November 22, 2011 by William in All Articles w/ Videos, Tournament Updates
The 2011 Tal Memorial Chess Tournament gotten off to a slow start, with 10 of the world’s best chess players playing it safe in the first half of the tournament. After 5 rounds, none of these elite chess grandmasters were able to break away as there is currently a 4-way tie for first at 3/5. (Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Sergey Karjakin, and Ian Nepomniachtchi). Magnus Carlsen continues to impress by how easily he makes it […]