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Friday, September 04, 2009 18:05
Unfortunately I lack the time to comment on all top level games that appear on this site, but this week it's a bit quiet in the chess world and therefore I could have a closer look at some games. In fact two gems were played this week, one by Nigel Short and one by Ivan Sokolov. Nigel Short, England's new number one with a rating of 2706 (on...
Monday, April 13, 2009 16:52
In his fifth column about beauty in chess, Michael Schwerteck was inspired by the attractive style of Romanian GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu. In an interview with the German magazine Schach, the manager of the Bundesliga team Tegernsee, Horst Leckner, recently made an interesting comment about chess media. He regrets that most of the time only...
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 5:22
In his fourth column about beauty in chess, Michael Schwerteck was inspired by the recent German championship, as well as by ski jumping. It has always bugged me that the scoring system in chess is so primitive. As everybody knows, there are only three possible results: 1, 1/2, and 0. However, there are so many different ways to achieve them! Let...
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Wednesday, December 03, 2008 2:22
Another Olympiad is over and plenty of interesting games have been played. So many, in fact, that one hardly knows what to look at. In the open section alone there were more than 3000 games. Are you feeling overwhelmed by this number? Then have a look at the following selection of great games! In this third column on beauty in chess, I have...
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008 19:24
As my first article about beauty in chess seems to have been appreciated by at least a few people, I now present the second one in the hope that I can still reach some attentive audience. By Michael Schwerteck In the past few weeks I have reflected a bit on the notion of beauty and read parts of the book Secrets of Spectacular Chess (2nd edition)...
Saturday, July 12, 2008 21:00
Welcome to a new column which I very much hope you will enjoy. Our topic, short, simple and yet grandiose: beauty in chess. I suppose that many of you, dear readers, have read Jonathan Rowson's excellent article "Beautiful!" in New in Chess Magazine 2008/4. For those who haven't, let me just give you a very short summary. Rowson reviews the book...
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Friday, May 23, 2008 18:00
[lang_nl]Vandaag het tweede en laatste deel van Jonathan Rowson's lezing over schoonheid in het schaakspel, plus een kleine update van het toernooi op Sardini?ɬ´.[/lang_nl][lang_en]Today the second and last part of Jonathan Rowson's lecture on beauty in chess, plus a small update on the tournament in Sardinia.[/lang_en] [lang_nl]...
Thursday, May 22, 2008 7:19
[lang_nl]Zoals beloofd hierbij de lezing van IGM Jonathan Rowson, die hij maandagavond gaf hier in het Porto Mannu-resort in Capo d'Orso, Sardini?ɬ´. Het onderwerp: schoonheid.[/lang_nl][lang_en]As promised, we present you the lecture by IGM Jonathan Rowson which he gave on Monday night, here in the Porto Mannu Residence in Capo d'Orso, Sardinia...
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Sunday, August 05, 2007 19:00
[lang_nl]Vandaag een artikel van een gastauteur: Jeroen Noomen, schrijver van het openingsboek van de wereldkampioen onder de computers, Rybka. Een tijdje terug publiceerde ChessVibes de 'onsterfelijke partij' van het computerprogramma Rybka. Hoewel deze partij zeker de moeite waard was, denk ik dat er een nieuwe kandidaat is die beter aan deze...
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Monday, January 22, 2007 15:00
[lang_nl]Een van de mooiste partijen bij het Corus Chess Tournament tot nu toe was Shirov-Radjabov. We brachten je al eerder de mening van Radjabov hierover, en met toestemming van IM Maxim Notkin publiceren we op deze rustdag zijn uitgebreide analyse, die eerder verscheen op de website Chesspro.ru. De vertaling is van Paul Janse.[/lang_nl][...

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