1st CHESSanity Masters

For my first competitive tournament since my arrival in New York, I have decided to play the 1st CHESSanity Masters. 4 rounds during the weekend of April 1st-2nd in New Jersey. The playing venue is Hilton Garden Inn Edison/Raritan Center.

Click here to download the tournament flyer. On this homepage, you can also register for the tournament.

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Chess Book Stores in New York

A month after my arrival in New York, I decided it was time to find out options for buying chess books in the city. I already knew The Strand from recent visits – it has a department for books on both chess and games – but recently I visited the Fred Wilson book store in New York with my good friend Harold Scott

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Videos With Useful Chessbase Features

I have created 3 videos below with features in Chessbase that I believe is important to optimize your work on chess. The short videos will focus on minor issues, but still crucial to your daily work on chess. As a Chessbase supporter for Danish chess players, I get a lot of these minor questions, and I thought: why not shoot a few videos to help people out there.

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The Endgame Rook and Bishop vs. Rook

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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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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