Daily chess tactics #41

Daily chess tactics # 41 :

 Rogoff – Spencer, 1969

WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN

Daily chess tactics #40 solution

Daily chess tactics # 40 :

Stefansson – Carlsen, 2007

BLACK TO PLAY AND WIN

Daily chess tactics #40

Daily chess tactics # 40 :

Stefansson – Carlsen, 2007

BLACK TO PLAY AND WIN

Weekly chess studies # 11 – Kotov Mitrofanov study

Another week, another study, another Mitrofanov.

After examining two Mitrofanov’s brilliancies in weekly chess study #2 and weekly chess study #10, we present another one of his gems.

This time he joins forces with the soviet grandmaster Alexander Kotov, author of the famous book, Think like a grandmaster.

Enjoy!

White to play and win

 

Best chess players never to become World Champion – part one – Viktor Korchnoi

In the history of the chess there were only sixteen undisputed World Champions.

The names  of those masters who have managed to win the most valuable chess title are rather well known. Every chess player has heard about Wilhelm Steinitz, Jose Raul Capablanca or that Dutch guy who managed to beat Alexandar Alekhine.

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I am just kidding guys… It is not my intention to belittle Max Euwe’s lucky match win in any regard whatsoever

Every world chess champion had to win a World Championship Match in order to win the title (if we disregard Botvinnik).

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