The Danish Championship is ongoing with the 5th round being played today. Mads Andersen looks like the clear favorite and is also leading the table with ½ point – this young GM is a complete player and is set to cross the 2600 barrier at some point.
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I have added further exercises to my blog – 10 questions to The Scotch Endgame can be found on this page.
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Recently, strong GM Matthew Sadler posted 3 articles on his excellent blog regarding this interesting endgame that occurs often in practical games. Even though many positions are drawn, the stronger side ends up winning anyway, due to the complexity of the positions.
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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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I have updated a few pages on the blog this weekend, and will continue to add interesting material. Check out my new page on 5 of my favorite books related to games, chess and mathematics.
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The 2016 World Chess Championship Match was played in New York City between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin. Carlsen ended up victorious, but only after winning the tie-break.
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