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Winning Chess Moves: Ehlvest vs. Kasparov, 1977

The remarkable career of Garry Kasparov makes him one of the most influential chess players of the twentieth century. Kasparov, who views chess as both a sport and and art has stated that “Chess is one of the few arts where composition takes place simultaneously with performance.” His style of neatly combining the art and science of chess fundamentally altered the course of modern chess and will continue to inspire generations of younger chess players for the foreseeable future.

By 1977, a 13 year old Garry Kasparov was already a great artist at the chessboard as we can clearly see by discovering his winning move in today’s puzzle.

Black to move and win (Ehlvest vs. Kasparov, 1977.)

Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi: World Championship – Game 11

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Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi: World Championship – Game 10

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Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi: World Championship – Game 9

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Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi: World Championship – Game 8

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Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi: World Championship – Game 7

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Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi: World Championship – Game 6

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Chess Position Worth Sharing 138

Tonight’s chess position comes from a game played by a talented student. Avik (black) found himself in a difficult situation where his opponent was threatening checkmate with Qh8 and also threatening to capture his queen with Rxa4. Avik, who goes by crosserbishop on chess.com, analyzed all of his checks, captures and threats and went on to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. What did he play?

Black to move and win!

Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi: World Championship – Game 5

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Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi: World Championship – Game 4

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Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi: World Championship – Game 3

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Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi: World Championship – Game 2

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Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi: World Championship – Game 1

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A CLASH OF GENIUSES: MAGNUS VS NEPO – PART 2

Eade Fall Classic Update & Upcoming Events

Dear Chess Players,

Thanks so much to everyone who joined us for The Eade Foundation Fall Scholastic Chess Classic. We are working hard to raise awareness of The Eade Foundation and all the fantastic work they do worldwide. If you want to donate this holiday season, please consider donating to The Eade Foundation. Your donation will give the gift of chess to a child who would otherwise not be able to afford it.

I had a fantastic time watching everyone play and analyzing their games. I saw some fantastic potential and I cannot wait to see these players grow in skill. You can watch the analysis I did on YouTube.

Because this is an online event there are certain protocols that must be followed before it can be officially rated. We do need to go through every game played and look for anything suspicious. If we find anything questionable, we must investigate it further. I have been working on it and I will announce the official winners on Monday, November 29th at 5:00 PST.

I would like to remind everyone that I will be having a Free Thanksgiving Break Camp. Details camp be found at dailychessmusings.com.

Also, be sure to check my Daily Chess Musings Blog and my YouTube Channel for coverage of The World Chess Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi. Their match begins Tuesday, Nov 24th through Thursday, Dec 16th and I will be analyzing their games. I cannot wait to see the outcome!

Until Monday,

Chris Torres

Daily Chess Musings

Winning Chess Moves: Nepomniachtchi vs Karpov, 2/16/2013

We’ve already seen that Ian Nepomniachtchi won’t be intimidated by Magnus Carlsen’s talent, but will he be star struck sitting across the board from a World Champion? Based on his games against the current and previous World Champions, Nepo will be unfazed playing the holder of chess’ most coveted title. In fact, Nepomniachtchi seems to make the most of these opportunities to prove his mettle.

Tonight’s chess puzzle comes from one such encounter. In 2013 Nepomniachtchi had white against former World Champion Anatoly Karpov in the first round of the Aeroflot Open Finals. Anatoly Karpov played his beloved Caro–Kann Defence in which he is known to reach a solid middle game position with little effort and then routinely achieve victories in the ensuing endgames. However, Nepomniachtchi played for complications in the Two Knights Variation of the Caro-Kann against the former World Champion who’s literally written the book on such semi-open games. Their struggle reached a climactic point when Nepo played a discovered check with 29. e6. Karpov blocked the Queen’s check with 29… Bd6. Now that I have set the stage, what do you think Nepomniachtchi (white) played in the position below?

What is white’s best move? (Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Anatoly Karpov, Round 1 of the Aeroflot Open Finals played on 2/16/2013 in Moscow, Russia)

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Winning Chess Moves: Carlsen vs Tallaksen Ostmoe, 7/05/2005

Chess is booming in popularity and one of the reasons why is our current world champion Magnus Carlsen. Carlsen regularly produces stunning works of chess art that’ll make you want to play chess. Of course, Magnus’ primary goal in every chess game is winning. However, the very best chess players in history have a way of creating masterpieces while defeating their opponents. Take a moment to see if you can spot Magnus Carlsen’s artful mate in 4 conclusion to round five of the 2005 Norwegian Championship.

White to move and mate in 4 from Magnus Carlsen vs Geir Sune Tallaksen Ostmoe, R5 2005 Norwegian Championship.

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Winning Chess Moves: Carlsen vs Harestad, 7/23/2003

Future generations of chess enthusiasts will undoubtedly treasure the early games of Magnus Carlsen in the same manner we honor Paul Morphy’s first brilliances. Of course, comparing players from different eras is difficult but there is an argument to be made that Magnus may very well be the greatest chess prodigy ever. For evidence on his behalf, I present a stunning combination Magnus Carlsen produced at the age of just 12 years, 7 months and 23 days!

White to move and mate in 3 from Magnus Carlsen vs Hans Krogh Harestad, XXV Politiken Cup in Copenhagen, 7/23/2003.

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Winning Chess Moves: Jonkman vs Nepomniachtchi, 1/18/2007

Ian Nepomniachtchi scored an impressive 10/13 in the 2007 edition of Corus Group C Tournament played in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands from the 13th-28th of January. However, his strong performance was only good enough for a second place finish as Michal Krasenkow took first with 10.5/13.

Today’s puzzle comes from round 5 where Harmen Jonkman (white) has just played 46. Bf1. Ian Nepomniachtchi seizes the opportunity to initiate a mate in 6! What does Nepomniachtchi play and how can black force checkmate?

Black move and mate in 6 from Jonkman – Nepomniachtchi, Corus Group C in Wijk aan Zee, R5 1/18/2007.

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