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Planning for Victory (4)

“All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.”Sun Tzu Here is a common scenario we…

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“What Say You?” The 1 Minute Challenge (49)

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer”Bruce Lee A quick reminder how it works: Have a look at…

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Need sure points? Vienna Gambit, Modern Variation Edition

“A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement”Bo Bennett (businessman) A good number of players like to prepare opening surprises for their future opponents. We have…

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The Great Ones (4)

“You always admire what you really don’t understand”Blaise Pascal GM Evgeny Sveshnikov (11 Feb 1950 – 18 Aug 2021) lives on through the games played using the Sicilian Sveshnikov by players…

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“What Say You?” The 1 Minute Challenge (48)

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer”Bruce Lee A quick reminder how it works: Have a look at…

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The Olympic Games

“Citius, Altius, Fortius”Charles Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin I don’t know how you feel but for me there is something magic about the Olympics. It is big business these…

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“Tactics are temporary, endgames are permanent”

IM Kostya Kavutskiy The inspiration for the title of this post came from an identical tweet of Kostya I came across about two weeks ago. It was like an “Eureka!”…

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Tales from CYCC 2021 (4)

“He who analyses blitz is stupid”GM Rashid Nezhmetdinov I am going to end the foray into the Canadian Youth Chess Championship 2021 with two games that reinforce what I have…

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Tales from CYCC 2021 (3)

“He who analyses blitz is stupid”GM Rashid Nezhmetdinov A score of 4 out of 5 with two rounds to go normally pairs you against a strong opponent. The game did…

tales from cycc 2021

Tales from CYCC 2021

“He who analyses blitz is stupid”GM Rashid Nezhmetdinov This year’s edition of Canadian Youth Chess Championship (CYCC) took place online at Lichess. The format was unusual and consisted of 7…