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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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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Yesterday, Quality Chess announced their publishing schedule for 2017 – on the list is my next book on Sharp Endgames:
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Welcome to my blog!
This is a short overview of the exercises you can find on my blog and try to solve. Click on the links to get directly to them.
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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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