Lonely genius
If a person has advanced in any field and has surpassed fate, then we should expect that she will prevail in something else. Great people are almost always cruelly suffering…

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On improving the chess player
Each chess player is improving in his own ways. Our masters care little about the transfer of their experience to youth. forcing many first-timers gropingly to seek the right methods…

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How to get rid of yawns and chess views
To begin with, we’ll understand how yawns differ from views. In his book Secrets of Practical Chess, John Nunn wrote the following: “Views and yawns are two varieties of the…

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hidden behind

They are tired

In 1946, freshman at the Law School of the University of Amsterdam, Hein Donner went to Groningen at the Staunton Memorial. Student Donner was rarely seen in university auditoriums: captivated by chess, he sat in the chess cafes of Amsterdam from morning till night. And even played in January in Wijk aan Zee in this tournament – the third group C, gaining fifty percent of the points.

Donner knew that not only western, but also the strongest Soviet grandmasters arrived in Groningen, demonstrating, as everyone said, new, ultra-modern chess. And the most powerful of them is Mikhail Botvinnik.

“I don’t remember how I got to the hall where the tournament was played,” Donner recalled thirty years later, “only a huge space remained in the memory, in the center of which they were sitting. THEY ARE! Continue reading

“Calculation of options”
During tournament and match games, a chess player only in rare, exceptional cases performs a combination, more often he analyzes the positions and evaluates them, after which he draws up…

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How to get rid of yawns and chess views
To begin with, we’ll understand how yawns differ from views. In his book Secrets of Practical Chess, John Nunn wrote the following: “Views and yawns are two varieties of the…

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How many games are played in chess
The time to think about the next move is limited and is fixed by a chess clock. But despite this, each game can last an unlimited amount of time and…

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How many games are played in chess
The time to think about the next move is limited and is fixed by a chess clock. But despite this, each game can last an unlimited amount of time and…

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