Saturday, September 23, 2017

Becoming GM...without reading chess books...

From New In Chess Magazine n° 6 - 2017



In the interview GM Eric Hansen wasn't asked how his chess improvement happened...chess software? a trainer? chess videos? no chess study at all but pure talent only? 
We are curious...

Friday, June 16, 2017

"The Elshad System" by FM Igor Nemtsev

Following a previous post on the subject, we are happy to report that now it is available a Forward Chess Interactive ebook on the Elshad Opening System, written by FM Nemtsev
The ebook contains analysis of the opening 1.d4 c6 2.c4 d6 followed by Nd7, h6 and g5, from the Black's point of view. Material is sorted into 5 chapters: 1) lines with e4 and f4. 2) lines with g3, Bg2. 3) the classical line e4, Nf3, Be2, 0-0. 4) White plays long 0-0-0. 5) the other lines. This repertoire is really ok for blitz & rapid games mostly. The system has been developed by the player Elshad Mamedov.
Here's the author's preface:
The original book was published in Russia in 2016:
CONCLUSIONS:
The ebook is highly recommended to the UCO player for his blitz & rapid games.
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PS At last, if you know the russian language, you may even watch this videos on the opening: by FM Nemtsev 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

More on the du Chattel Opening System

A game played in Feb. 2017 by players rated around elo 2400


And this is the position after Black's 5th move:


Monday, May 29, 2017

FM De Santis' new book on 1.b3

There is a brand new book dealing with 1.b3 
Its author is FM Alessio De Santis, winner of a lot of Chess Tournaments. He has obtained three IM norms.
The book (270 pages) is written in italian language but it has algebraic notation. Price € 19,98 + shipping.
We really like this book because De Santis knows the matter having played 1.b3 many times.
A magnificent work, a labour of love!
The book can be purchased here or here
Front Cover
Back Cover

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Elshad Opening

Position after 5...g5



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

IM Basman in action - Dec. 2016

At the end of Dec. 2016 IM Basman won a Fide Rated tournament.
http://www.ljcc.co.uk/results.htm 
https://ratings.fide.com/tournament_details.phtml?event=148167
Possibly this game is from the same event:

IM Basman on Chess Teaching (probably Dec. 2016)