Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Match 3(6) vs Blkmagic

Here is the latest game in our match series. I will add comments in a day or two.

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bulid Your Chess - I

Time to get serious with this book. Anyone who has read it? The book has 24 lessons and a bunch of tests. Each lessons should be about one hour of workload.

from the publisher's site:"Build up your Chess with Artur Yusupov is for chess players who want to build their skills on solid foundations. Yusupov guides the reader towards a higher level of understanding using carefully selected positions and advice. This new understanding is then tested by a series of puzzles.

Artur Yusupov was ranked No. 3 in the world from 1986 to 1992, just behind the legendary World Champions Karpov and Kasparov. He has won everything there is to win in chess except for the World Championship. In recent years he has mainly worked as a chess trainer with players ranging from current World Champion Anand to local amateurs in Germany, where he resides."

You can have a test ot the book from here

Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Night Workout

The endgame was clueless and ugly. I just don't have a solid grip over the endgame. However, I enjoyed the fact that the old brain found a few ideas after "14. f4"


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Match 2(6) vs Blkmagic

Here is the second game in my series against blkmagic. I will probably win "Blunder of the Year" for this game. My friend blkmagic might also win the prize for the move that gave me tha chance to prove my ability to overlook the obvious. I guess you can say that we are evenly matched. During the last part of the game I felt as if I constantly missed Mate in one.


Thursday, April 2, 2009

New Match Series vs Blkmagic -- comments added

Here is the first game out of six. This will be interesting. Another nice series of slow games! Comments appreciated.