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Chess tactics 1

Chess tactics 1 : [pgn showMoves=puzzle eo=t pfr=/pgn4web ss=40 h=600] [White "Daily tactics #1"] [Black "White to play and win"] [Result "1-0"] [FEN "4r1k1/5ppp/r1q2n2/p1pNnQ2/PpP1P3/1P4R1/2B3PP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1"] 1 Ne7+ !! Rxe7 2 Qxf6!! (2... Ng6 3 Rd8+ Re8 4 Dxc6! Rxc6 5 Rxe8+) Qxf6 3 Rd8+ Re8 4 Rxe8 [/pgn]
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Carlsen – Karjakin, Game two

"SPANISHMEN IN NEW YORK" Prior to writing this post I have realized I have omitted the match venue from my previous posts. Now is the time to correct that mistake, since it is required for my new very bad pun from the subtitle of the article. [caption id="attachment_138" align="alignnone" width="460"] Fulton market, the match venue…
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Carlsen – Karjakin, Game one

CARLSEN'S TRY TO "MAKE TRUMPOVSKY GREAT AGAIN" HELD BY KARJAKIN Finally, after all the speculations, predictions, internet debate, statistical analysis and Agon company controversial decisions about match broadcasting, it is time to leave all discussion and focus purely on chess, because the long awaited moment of the start of the match has arrived. As the players sat…
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Carlsen – Karjakin world championship match preview

INTRODUCTION If you have been foolish enough to read some of my other posts on this blog, you might have realized that I am pretty fond on making unrelated references anywhere and anytime. And if you expected this side of me to escalate on the brink of another historic chess event, you got it right. Because…
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Dealing with d4 deviations – Book review

INTRODUCTION Every chess tournament I have participated in has had THAT moment. THAT moment when after refreshing the pairings in the solitude of your apartment and lamenting about how you got the Black pieces again, you rush to open your Chessbase to quick scan your opponent's repertoire, only to realize that once again you have…
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