Chess basics always stress that if you have gained material (pawns or pieces), the position should be simplified by forcing a spate of exchanges. The extra material more or less is usually sufficient to coast towards victory. There are however times ... Deccan Herald, 3 hours ago
Perhaps 10…a5, when 11.f4 prevents e7e5, but at the cost of loosening the white structure: Jinshi Bai I. C. Chirila Gruenfeld g3 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3 00 5.Bg2 d5 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.00 Nb6 8.Nc3 Nc6 9.e3 Re8 10.Nh4 e5 11.d5 ...ACQ Magazine, 1 day ago
Final Top Standings 1-4. GM Levan Pantsulaia GEO 2583, GM Ivan Popov RUS 2622, GM Merab Gagunashvili GEO 2579, GM Avetik Grigoryan ARM 2580, 7.0/10 5-7. GM John Paul Gomez PHI 2510, GM Mikhail Mozharov RUS 2557, GM Darwin Laylo PHI 2500, 6.5/10 ...Business World, 3 days ago
Five-time World champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw as black against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the first round of the London Chess Classic on Thursday. After finishing joint-third in the rapid open tournament, the Indian showed deep preparation in the first classical game, a good beginning as he was not bothered at all with the black pieces at London's Olympia Conference Centre. The six-player five-round tournament saw local star Michael Adams emerging as early leader ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
India’s S L Narayanan during his World Junior Chess Championships match against Polish Grandmaster Kamil Dragun. S L Narayanan, a regular visitor to Pune for the Maharashtra Chess League, has a reputation for shocking seeded players. On Thursday, in the fourth round of the LIC World Junior Chess championships, at the Hotel Hyatt, the teenager from Kerala played true to his reputation and stunned Polish Grandmaster Kamil Dragun. In a Queen’s Gambit Declined game, Narayan did well in ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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