the greatest female chess player of all time

The Greatest Female Chess Player Of All Time?

Everybody knows who the greatest female chess player ever is. BUT… Imagine for a moment that this post is one of those fun online discussions, which challenges you to “name”…

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Lifetime Repertoires: Nimzo/Semi-Tarrasch

This week sees the release of Grandmaster Surya Shekhar Ganguly’s Lifetime Repertoires: Nimzo/Semi-Tarrasch- Part 1 Chessable course. Part 1 covers the Nimzo-Indian Defense and most of the 1.d4 deviations, such as the…

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We Need To Talk About Short Draws

Look; we need to talk about short draws. Recent elite chess tournaments are witnessing a rise in games either similar – or identical – to these examples. The games will…

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Malcolm Pein on…Kramnik’s Design

Malcolm Pein Malcolm Pein is a British International Master, chess organizer, author and journalist. He was a child prodigy and a former British Junior Champion. He qualified for the International…

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Our Blog on…Malcolm Pein’s Telegraph Tuesday Videos

It has been a while since we reported on the launch of Malcolm Pein’s Telegraph Tuesday videos, which act as a valuable addition to his Daily Telegraph chess columns. Of…

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Bogoljubov Plays the Bogo-Indian

Yesterday, we looked at the basics of the Bogo-Indian Defense. Today we turn back the clock to see how the great Efim Bogoljubov, the man after whom the variation is named,…

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Karpov’s Checkmating Attacks

The next example requires a delicate touch – typical of Karpov’s style. Answer: 34.Rg7 and Back resigned; 1-0. 35.Rf3 checkmate is next on the agenda. Karpov played many games against…

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Malcolm Pein on…Tal’s Tactics

Malcolm Pein Malcolm Pein is a British International Master, chess organizer, author and journalist. He was a child prodigy and a former British Junior Champion. He qualified for the International…

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Bent Larsen’s Checkmating Attacks

It has been a couple of weeks since our last episode of Checkmate Monday but we are back today with a selection of fine checkmating attacks by the great Bent…

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Malcolm Pein on…Battling the Benoni

Malcolm Pein Malcolm Pein is a British International Master, chess organizer, author and journalist. He was a child prodigy and a former British Junior Champion. He qualified for the International…