is his impressive 20-move crush of a world class GM, Alexander
Beliavsky. (Feb. 03)
2.) In his prime, GM Alexander Beliavsky
was one of the
world's best players ...
easily in the "Top Five" in the world. He has also won LOTS of
strong chess tournaments!
1981, he won a powerful tournament, you will recognize every name of the
players who participated in this event. (A true ...
"Galaxy of Stars.") (Posted:
February 06, 2006.)
finished in clear first, and along the way, he crushed
GM B. Larsen in a game that just might take your breath away, some of
the moves ... well, I won't spoil the surprise. Check it
3.) GM Alexey Dreev has long been one of the world's
best players. He is creative, energetic, works hard at the board ... and
often is not afraid to "get down and dirty" during a chess
GM Andrey Shariyazdanov in a wonderful short game, it was not easy to
try and spot the losing move. A lot of analysis, time and effort went
into this little creation of mine, so please ... check it out?
(Thanks!) (From the recent Aeroflot Open, in Moscow,
Russia.) (Posted - here - on: February 24th,
4.) Here is a little known game, as of today, this
contest is NOT
in most on-line databases!
Bonch-Osmolovsky wipes out Boris F. Baranov.
The final sequence is stunning and a real lesson in the power of a
double check. This is a nicely annotated game, the final combination
makes it a nice addition
to my little collection of miniatures. (Posted:
May 11th, 2006.)
5.) GM Gata Kamsky retired from chess in
1990's. (His father made him quit so that he could go to medical
school.) But now, chess fans everywhere are happy to see him
return to the game.
Peter Svidler ... has won the modern championship of
Russia more than anyone else. (period) Recently, he has finally begun to
assume his rightful place as one of the top GM's in the world. (However,
here he comes a cropper versus the
this contest, Kamsky skins poor Peter. So how did he do it? If you are
curious, you must visit
my web page ... and see for yourself. (Posted:
Monday; May 29, 2006.)
5.) GM Levon Aronian pole-axes GM Ivan Sokolov
from the Black side of a Nimzo-Indian Defense. In a witty - and almost
cruel manner - White is dispatched in record time.
fact, what Aronian does is so ugly ... well kids read my pages, so I
cannot get too graphic here!
also included a fair number of nice links and other stuff, so you
this one out.
Wednesday; June 15, 2006.)
6.) GM F. Nijboer is a solid player ...
and I know this from personal, first-hand experience. In
he plays a blistering game, defeating GM Ivan Sokolov
in an attractive miniature. Take
a look, and be sure to get back with me ... on your thoughts.
I promise you, all feedback is welcomed. So, drop
me a line, OK?
Monday; July 31st, 2006.)
7.) It seems I have always been a fan of GM
Victor Korchnoi, and he has played LITERALLY thousands and
thousands of chess games. Some of them are short, and some of them are
you get to see him crush a young GM
Anatoly Karpov in only 19 moves,
Tuesday; August 01st, 2006.)
8.) Sometimes one game
gets a lot of attention, often times, (to me); there is no real rhyme or
reason for why this might be so. (Its not the highest-rated game, it may
not eve be the prettiest one.) However, I got at least half a dozen e-mails, all of
them expressing interest in this one particular encounter!
everyone is familiar with the beginner's check-mate: 1.e4, g5!?; 2.d4,
f5???; 3.Qh5# mate. (Sometimes
called by the harsh name, "The Fool's Mate.") The
weakness ... for Black, in many different openings
... of the e8-h5 diagonal is very well known, you would think that
no titled player today would ever be involved with such nonsense. Yet,
that is exactly what happens in this game!
this game, GM D. Gormally, (vs. IM S. Williams); plays the very
unusual opening, 1.d4, f5; 2.Bg5!? The result was an extremely
unusual Dutch, one that almost defies description.
really must take
a look at this one. (Posted:
Thursday; September 21st, 2006.)
9.) Usually, it is tactics that decide a quick
game, here is one that is mostly a pure positional crush. One of the
world's top players knocks out a 2600+ player ... with the BLACK
one is not what you think ... you will have to get into your time
machine for this one.
it is a fully annotated chess game, so you will want to
have a gander.
Thursday; October 12th, 2006.)
10.) I saw this game the other day on the popular
"Chess Games" website.
(2480) - Davor Komljenovic
[B75] / Biel,
an absolutely beautiful win, and features some nice tactics ... that are
typical of this whole variation. In the end, I knew I was going to have
to try and annotate this one. (I did not want to make it the kind of
effort, where it took me weeks - or even months - to complete it. But at
the same time, I knew I wasn't able to crank it out in thirty minutes
... at least, I could not do this and maintain the same level of quality
as most of the other efforts on this page.)
a theoretically interesting contest - all Dragon players will want
wanted to get it done the same day that I saw the game, but that turned
out to be a little difficult ... all things considered here. (Posted:
Monday; August 13th, 2007.)
11.) I saw this game
shortly after it was first played. I meant to annotate it, but somehow I
Polgar - S. Mamedyarov; The FIDE World Team Championships ...
commonly better known as "The (men's) Olympiad." Bled,
Without question, this is one of the prettier games that Judit has ever
played, even if you are not a Polgar fan, you MUST
this one out.
(Posted: Friday; November 23rd,
of the most interesting games of the year are played in the Bulgarian
(Super-GM) tournament in Sofia every year. (M-Tel, 2009.)
year when Shirov knocked out Ivanchuk in 24 moves, I knew
that I had to eventually get around to annotating this game, and I
you are curious, then you can
have a peek at this
Wednesday; July 22nd, 2007.)