Famous Chess Players

Manuel Bosboom, Reader Letters and More Engine Tweaking…

So I received an email from a reader who is a big fan of Manuel Bosboom… In the email, an…

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Veselin Topalov: Master of the Dynamic Exchange Sac! (with PDF)

 As a long-time Kramnik fanboy, I swore to be a long and bitter enemy of Veselin Topalov, and I’ll be honest,…

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Alexander Alekhine: Model the Attacking Genius!

Alexander Alekhine was considered to be an opponent with an insanely aggressive style, calculating mind-bending tactical combinations 12 or more moves in…

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How I Used Vishy Anand’s Strategy to Crush an IM

Back when I was just starting out in chess, way back in 1998 or 1999 (can’t remember exactly) I was…

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Akiba Rubinstein: Learn from the Uncrowned King

Akiba Rubinstein was a chessplayer who many of you may not have heard of. Some may have a faint idea like “Ahh,…

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Paul Morphy Most Instructive Games for Learners (with Chess PDF)

Before we talk about Paul Morphy, let me preface with a story from my chess experience. As an experienced chess…

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Vassily Ivanchuk: The Eccentric Chess Genius (with FREE Chess PDF!)

When the word “genius” is uttered from the mouths of my fellow chessplayers, there are usually just a few players…

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If Gary Kasparov Returned to Chess…

In the beginning, I wasn’t really a big fan of Gary Kasparov. His high-tech openings and amazingly deep combinations were…

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Best Attackers: Mikhail Tal

I started chess pretty late for somebody who has ambition in chess, but once I’d caught the bug I never…

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Bobby Fischer Chess and his Biggest Weakness

Bobby Fischer was a world chess champion and a genius, despite what anybody might say about his life outside of…

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