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)


Friday, March 24, 2017

About GM William Lombardy

In this video you can see Magnus Carlsen winning easily against a chess player via a proxy child with a hidden earpiece.
At 52" (also at 1'22") you can see GM William Lombardy watching the game 

Apart from Lombardy's own chess merits, according to Wikipedia:
  •  he was the only World Junior Champion to win the title (year 1957) with a perfect score; 
  •  he won three individual Gold medals between the Men's Chess Olympiads and the World Student Team Tournament (Under 26 Years Old)
Lombardy offered a meaningful support to Bobby Fischer during the 1972 match

As a 2016 ChessBase article reported that GM Lombardy was facing serious financial problems, please know that his chess autobiography is available through his website: http://williamlombardychess.com/books/
and on the same site he offers private chess lessons



Thursday, March 23, 2017

An instructive game

A very interesting game. Notes in english and italian language by the italian national master Andrea Murgia. Many thanks to Andrea for sharing it with us.



Sunday, March 19, 2017

St. George Adventures

The Australian expert and chessfriend Kevin Sheldrick sent us a nice a St George game he played against  IM Dale. 
As you will see Sheldrick had a won position but in time trouble he missed the right move.. 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Reversed Hippo or White Hippo (Part 9)

Light notes by Stockfish 8