Archive for Combinations

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 6:12
This spring, there seems to be a real explosion of new chess puzzle books on the market. Cultural pessimists will hardly find this very puzzling. In these busy times where everyone has his own Twitter, Facebook, ICC and PlayChess account, who has time for serious chess comtemplation? One or two puzzles a day - that's all the time we've got to...
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Saturday, November 14, 2009 22:49
Do you like to watch porn? Sorry, different question. Do you like feel-good movies? Many people don’t like to admit this, perhaps because they know the world is really a very cruel place, but I think there can’t be much wrong with feeling good about life from time to time. Similary, it can’t hurt occasionally reading a chess book that makes you...
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Monday, May 04, 2009 22:54
Last weekend the French Team Championship (top 16) concluded its preliminary phase, in which two groups of eight teams fought for places in the play-offs which will be held at the end of this month. Several 2700+ players came to France, some of them travelling directly from Nalchik: Bacrot and Svidler. We've put together a selection of interesting...
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Saturday, February 28, 2009 20:54
Every chess player grows up learning combinations that work. As a kid, you learn to 'spot the combo' quickly and you're told that you will profit from this knowledge ever after. There's hundreds of books that are written according to this method. But in real life, sadly, combinations often do not work at all. Where are the books written about...
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Monday, December 08, 2008 17:04
There are many excellent chess books on the market. For the serious chess student, it's not always easy to choose between them. Sometimes, it's worth picking up a book by an author you don't know yet. You may be pleasantly surprised. I didn't know that Danish GM Lars Bo Hansen was also an author of chess books. So when I received his most recent...
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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...
Wednesday, December 26, 2007 17:00
[lang_nl]Zoals beloofd vandaag het tweede deel van het interview van schaakjournalist Gert Devreese met Garry Kasparov. Dit deel gaat over Kasparovs schaakcarri?ɬ®re, waarin vooral de matches tegen Karpov en Kramnik aan bod komen. Het is nog nergens eerder gepubliceerd. Veel leesplezier![/lang_nl][lang_en]As promised, today the second part of...
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Monday, December 17, 2007 19:42
[lang_nl]Voor de winterstop inging, heeft landskampioen OSC Baden-Baden dit weekend met drie andere clubs hun gemiste derde en vierde ronde van de Bundesliga ingehaald. Daarmee werd orde op zake gesteld, want met overwinningen op Turm Trier, SC 1950 Remagen en Godesberger SK pakte het thuisteam, met Peter Svidler op bord ?ɬ©?ɬ©n, de koppositie...
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Monday, December 10, 2007 16:00
[lang_nl]Landskampioen Baden-Baden heeft dit Bundesliga-weekend kunnen afronden met opnieuw een kleine winst: 4,5-3,5 tegen Hamburg, dat trouwens op de eerste drie borden een 2-1-overwinning boekte. Net als McShane hield Wojtaszek wereldkampioen Anand op remise (en hij vertelde voor de camera iets meer), Bacrot kwam er niet doorheen tegen 'Gusti'...
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 0:30
[lang_nl]Vorige week, op het Essent Toernooi in Hoogeveen, won IM Herman Grooten met zwart op briljante wijze van GM Tiger Hillarp Persson. Ik vroeg Herman zijn prachtige slotcombinatie te tonen en dat deed hij met plezier. De schaaktrainer voegde er vervolgens nog wat nuttige adviezen aan toe.[/lang_nl][lang_en]Last week, at the Essent Tournament...

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