2017 World Amateur Team in New Jersey

This year’s World Amateur Team Championship saw excellent playing conditions in hotel Hilton in Parsippany, New Jersey. In the end, the team “Summer Academy Talented Youth” was victorious.

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12 Weeks to Better Chess

3 weeks after my arrival in New York, I met with Danish-American FM/FT Carsten Hansen a sunny Saturday morning in Brooklyn. After a few cups of coffee we decided to start an ambitious work concept called “12 Weeks to Better Chess”.

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4 Positions from Kamsky’s Games

17/2: updated with solutions!

The following 4 game fragments are all taken from Gata Kamsky’s games played in Moscow Open 2017. Kamsky participated for the first time and ended up with 7/9 points and 5th place. You can read the full Chessbase report on the event here.

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A Fascinating Endgame Study

Many chess players think that the endgame with 2 knights versus pawn(s) is a waste of time. But I like endgames in general, and the challenge of this endgame as perhaps the most difficult there is, was enough to make me dig into the books.

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Book Presentation at the Marshall Chess Club

On Wednesday I gave a lecture in the Marshall Chess Club based on my latest book for Quality Chess, The Secret Life of Bad Bishops. After an interactive presentation, the participants tried to solve 6 exercises. After feedback to these exercises, the evening was wrapped up with a book signing.

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