Viktor Korchnoi isn't exactly known for his tactical masterpieces - his best chess quality is arguably his great tenacity, both in attack and defence. But, in his youth (yes, there was a time when Korchnoi was young!), he destroyed Efim Geller wi... | Czytaj więcej
Article from the magazine Chess In Russia, 1999
My Best Chess Game
"My best game is ahead..." How many times have we heard this answer from chess players of any age and level of success. The dream of playing that game, which would shine upon t... | Czytaj więcej
GM Naroditsky is currently feuding with GM Serper in the Articles section of the site. The main topic of their argument is a certain Knight sacrifice at e6.
After reading Naroditsky's article, I suddenly got a chance to sacrifice at e6 as well, ev... | Czytaj więcej
Excerpt from Gaprindashvili's book I Prefer Risk (Предпочитаю риск).
A Bow to the Veterans
The first woman world champion Vera Menchik was tragically killed on 27th June 1944 during the Nazi bombing of London. After Alexander Ale... | Czytaj więcej
After reading some comments on Nigel Short's article about difference between men and women, I realized I had surprisingly strong feelings about this issue.
I, frankly, don't see Short's comments as sexist, but that's probably because of my diffe... | Czytaj więcej
Original in Russian here.
The World Championship finalist Natalia Pogonina told in the interview for Gazeta.ru about her path in the Sochi tournament, the secrets of Olympiad victories, Russian-Ukrainian friendship and the benefits of chess for c... | Czytaj więcej
A 2005 interview of Vladimir Kramnik where he discusses all previous chess world champions of the time. The Russian original is here: http://www.e3e5.com/article.php?id=190
FROM STEINITZ TO KASPAROV
I got to know the legacy of chess classics rel... | Czytaj więcej
Another game of mine. As usual, nothing particularly great, but I really liked the pawn ending.
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An interesting insight as to why Korchnoi was disliked by Soviet authorities and chess society in 1970s. He didn't exactly make many friends.
How I fell out with Korchnoi and Karpov
In 1973, there were two Interzonals in Leningrad and Petropolis... | Czytaj więcej
This game was played in a double round-robin playoff for the 1956 USSR Championship. Averbakh and Spassky were both tired after the main tournament, and this obviously showed.
Annotated by Yuri Averbakh.
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