Chess Openings
November 23, 2015
COMMENTS 2

Instructive games from Indian National Premier Chess Championship

One of the most grand and popular events in India, the Indian National Premier Chess Championship is currently being held at Tamil Nadu this month. And the standard of the tournament games is just amazing. The tournament consists of 14 players which has 8 GMs, 5 IMs and 1 FM. (more…)

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • Category: Chess Openings
    November 20, 2015
    COMMENTS 7

    WC 2014 Sochi: Anand vs Carlsen – the Grunfeld Defence

     Today, we’ll have a look at the first game of the World Chess Championship Match 2014, Sochi between Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen. There are always quite a lot of things you can learn from top GMs games. (more…)

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • Category: Chess Openings
    November 6, 2015
    COMMENTS 8

    How to evaluate a position in chess?

    Today, I’d like to share with you a very interesting article on the topic “How to evaluate a position in chess?”. To be more precise, how does one say if a position is equal or a draw? Or are these terms the same? This lesson is prepared by GM Petr Velicka. (more…)

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • Category: Chess Middlegame
    October 11, 2015
    COMMENTS 2

    What is the best chess opening for beginners?

    I have come across this question many times from my students. Hence, I have decided to contribute something to this area. Frankly speaking, the question is very hard to discuss in a single article. (more…)

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • Category: Chess Openings
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