The Roook!!!

Hello, it’s been a while. Allow me to get back in great style by showing this quite satisfactory game of chess that I played. Start with the best by test. e4 d5 exd5 Qxd5 Nf3 Qd8 Nc3 b6 d4 Bb7 Be3 e6 Bb5+ c6 Ba4 h6 O-O Nf6 Already here things start to get weird, […]

Attack the King Side? Close the center!

This week I’ve reached 2000 ELO rapid and 1900 ELO blitz on lichess, and I started playing many games I enjoyed more than usual. This was one of them. 1. Nf3 c5  2. d4 cxd4  3. Nxd4 Nc6  4. Nc3 Nf6  5. b3 e6  6. Bb2 Bb4  7. a3 Ba5  8. e3 O-O  Already, a […]

On the razor’s edge

This game was really strange. There have been various moments where I could have really taken the upper hand, but I missed many of them. So, I consider it instructive to show how a game could be improved. I played black, and as I usually do when e5 is played, I responded with c5, going […]

Vishwanathan Anand

Vishwanathan ‘Vishy’ Anand is one of my favourite chess players. He was the world champion before Magnus took the throne in 2013. Vishy is a very aggressive and creative player. Here are some of my favourite games he played. He became world champion in 2007 and held it against Kramnik (2008), Topalov (2010) and Gelfand(2012). […]

Chess Game #2

I played this game with the black pieces. It was not a perfect game, but it really shows how disregarding an attack can result in problems. 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nf3 d5 4. e5 c5 5. c3 Nc6 6. Bb5 Bg4 7. h3 Bxf3 8. Qxf3 cxd4 9. cxd4 a6 Instead of […]

The Lüneburg Variation

‘The Lüneburg Variation’, by Paolo Maurensig,  is a very interesting novel about chess I really enjoyed reading. It is a story of evil and revenge which is centered on the game of chess. This game permeated the whole story with an elevated and yet also sinister, cabalistic aura. It is an absorbing story. Its background […]

My First Shared Chess Game

I’ve recently played a game with white on lichess and I enjoyed it a lot, so I decided to share it as my first game on my blog. I’m playing with the white pieces. e4 g6 d3 Bg7 Nc3 d6 Be3 Bxc3+ Already very interesting: normally you don’t want to give up your fianchettoed dark […]

My 60 Memorable Games, Bobby Fischer

My favorite chess book is ‘My 60 Memorable Games’, by Robert James Fischer himself. This book is a collection of the 60 games Fischer thinks are the most significant of his career. These games were played between 1957 and 1967, so they don’t include the games from his World Chess Championship Match against Boris Spassky […]

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