Anand keeps the title!

After the classical part of the WC match between Anand and Gelfand ended with a 6-6 score, Anand won the tie-break match with 2.5-1.5 and thus kept the title!



“Knight delivers the last blow”

This is the name of one of the themes from our middlegame and endgame collection. It is very useful and happens very often. The question is only: do you notice it and can implement it yourself? 🙂 If you are not sure how to use or notice it in your games, it is time to study many such examples! 🙂


Match between Hou Yifan and Cmilyte

This match consisted of two games and was held in Porto-Vecchio (Corsica). Hou Yifan won the match 1.5-0.5. Many thanks to Andrey Stepin who pointed out the link to the games!


An “easy, but nice” example

While teaching one of my students yesterday we came across an example which was simple, yet nice. You can apply a “Dembo-rule” – “I would like…” from my first middlegame book to find it quickly! If something looks interesting in the position, always look for what you would like to do and try to make it work! 🙂

It is Black to move.


My dad’s attacks and sacrifices – Part II

This is the second part of my dad’s attacking games and sacrifices, studying which will help you to implement them in your own games 🙂