Sad news came from Ukraine. On July 2nd Vladimir Malaniuk died at the age of 60, just a few days before his anniversary and a few days before the start of one of his favourite (lately) chess tournaments
The intrigue in the open section has been alive until the very last moves. After Round 8, team China established themselves as leaders, with Russia trailing by one point. In the thrilling matches on the
The FIDE World Team Championship and the FIDE Women’s World Team Championship are held in the modern building of the Ugra Chess Academy, which is located in the city center of the oil-book town of Khanty-Mansiysk,
The Norway Chess super tournament with the best ranked players in the world is held for the fifth time in Stavanger, Norway starting June 5, 2017.
Magnus Carlsen, the number one ranked chess player
Today in Minsk (Belarus) starts European Individual Chess Championship 2017. The competition is planed from 29th May to 11th June 2017. The tournament will be held in Sports Palace, Pr. Pobeditelei, 4,
In the position diagramed below Black is an exchange and a pawn up but the bishop on h3 is kind of trapped. And besides 4 Black pawns on the queenside are quite skillfully stopped by 3 White pawns where white
The position arose in the game M.Stryjecki - W.Przybylski (Poznan, 07.2004). White had sacrificed his queen in order to create some perpetual threats. I was short on time and furthemore played higher-rated
Funny enough this position arised in my Internet game against an opponent called "imagination". Black to move. Indeed it requires imaginative play, especially from Black. It is worth mentioning that
This position comes from a curent analysis to a certain opening line. Black has just played 1...Rf3 and White responded accurately with 2.Ng3. It is quite a messy position with unbalanced material
Black to move. With which result this game should end?