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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I have added more Chessbase video tutorials to the blog. All 6 so far can be found on this page.
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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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Recently I have updated many of the pages on my blog.
Chess Links: I have put in some interesting ones. Let me know if you find a link interesting that qualify for my list!
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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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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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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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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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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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