The Magician from Riga - Mikhail Tal

Mikhail Tal was Latvian grandmaster and the 8th World Chess Champion. He born at 1936 and passed away at 1992. Few months before he died he manage to win Gm Garry Kasparov in a blitz game!His strong points was the creativity, imagination, and aggressive chess style. We can say that his combinations was daring but all people around the world love hi...

GM Stelios Halkias | For Those Who'd Like to ROCK

"Although I started chess late, I quickly managed to make up for lost time." The Grandmaster Stelios Halkias open his cards and he explains us what you should do in order to be succesful at chess! When someone starts learning chess he will cross with the story of the American World Champion Bobby Fischer, who started playing at the age of...

Sicilian Defense | Alapin Variation

Everything You Need to Know The variation is named after Russian master Semyon Alapin. It is a strong response against the Sicilian Defense, 1.e4-c5, 2.c3. This is a very popular variation because it is extremely sharp and offers great opportunities to win the game instantly! Many fantastic players choose it, as World Champions Garry Kasparov, Vlad...
"I used to attack because it was the only thing I knew. Now I attack because I know it works best!" Let's analyze why attack in chess is so important and how can you improve this skill successfully. Above you can read the quote of the legendary Grandmaster Garry Kasparov! He is one of the best attacking players of all time who manage to motivate an...
In this article you'll going to learn how to get better at chess by learning practical calculation techniques. Let's dive in into amateurs mind and compare the thinking way of amateur against strong player. Calculation is not just tactical puzzles and after few minutes you'll understand why!   Main Problem Let's start with a fact. The number O...
The biggest moment of every chess player is to play a World Chess Championship (WCC). On November 2018 is taking place this event in which the current World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen is facing his challenger Fabiano Caruana. Mikhail Tal, the 8th World Champion, was born on November 9th, 1936 in Riga. He probably would have been happy to know t...
The the COVID-19 pandemic delayed for 3 years the World Chess Champions Match. In last months of 2021 Norwegian World Champion Magnus Carlsen faced the Russian Challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi in a 14-game match that take place in the Dubai Exhibition Centre in the United Arab Emirates. FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament Traditionally this is the tourna...
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