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NIC Review: Sabotage!!

NIC Review: Sabotage!!

Posted on 28th October 2014

Sabotage the Grunfeld: A Cutting-Edge Repertoire for White based on 3.f3. (New in Chess 2014) – Larry Kaufman. 176 pages, paperback. ‘Sabotage the Grunfeld’ takes as its tabiya the position after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 …

Songstress, Slavin and Samara

Songstress, Slavin and Samara

Posted on 6th September 2014

                            It has been an extraordinary summer for Purling London (see ‘Purling and Nette Pull the Crowds’, BCM 07/14, p.340) and me. June marked the lead up to, and towards the end of the …

Best Books

Best Books

Posted on 5th June 2014

‘Kramnik: move by move’ – Cyrus Lakdawala (Everyman Chess 2012), 416 pages, is a well-produced book of 59 annotated games of the Russian former World Champion, Vladimir Kramnik. The author has written a number of …

All Our Yesterdays (08/13) – Chris Fordham-Hall

All Our Yesterdays (08/13) – Chris Fordham-Hall

Posted on 26th December 2013

Having played correspondence chess against home-grown opponents, I began to play a small number of overseas opponents including some from West Germany and the D.D.R. (East Germany). This was in the early Eighties and most …

World Chess Comes to India the Ancient Home of the Game

World Chess Comes to India the Ancient Home of the Game

Posted on 9th November 2013

The World Chess Championship is now underway in India, weighed-down by anticipation that preparation will give way to spontaneity and that sponsors will hold their manhoods cheap, if only the players would fallout and not …