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The Meran for Club Players

Thu, 2014-10-02 10:58 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2014.10.02"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Meran Semi-Slav"]
[Black "Starting Moves"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "D46"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "11"]
[EventDate "2014.??.??"]

{This week's blog post is on the Meran Semi-Slav, which arises after the moves
} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 {. The basic idea
of White's setup is to play e4, exchanging the Black d5-pawn and giving White

5 Reasons Caruana will be World Number One

Wed, 2014-09-24 13:26 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "Vugar Gashimov Mem 2014"]
[Site "Shamkir AZE"]
[Date "2014.04.23"]
[Round "4.2"]
[White "Caruana, F."]
[Black "Carlsen, M."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C67"]
[WhiteElo "2783"]
[BlackElo "2881"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "105"]
[EventDate "2014.04.20"]
[EventRounds "10"]
[EventCountry "AZE"]
[EventCategory "22"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[SourceDate "2014.04.28"]

Swindling the Lost Game'

Tue, 2014-09-16 15:15 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "41st Olympiad Open 2014"]
[Site "Tromso NOR"]
[Date "2014.08.03"]
[Round "2.3"]
[White "Illingworth, Max"]
[Black "Movsesian, Sergei"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E94"]
[WhiteElo "2439"]
[BlackElo "2672"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "139"]
[EventDate "2014.08.02"]
[Source "Max Illingworth"]
[SourceDate "2008.10.04"]
[WhiteTeam "Australia"]
[BlackTeam "Armenia"]

An Exemplary Berlin

Fri, 2014-09-05 15:51 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "2nd Sinquefield Cup 2014"]
[Site "Saint Louis USA"]
[Date "2014.09.04"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Black "Topalov, Veselin"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C67"]
[WhiteElo "2787"]
[BlackElo "2772"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "114"]
[EventDate "2014.08.27"]
[Source "ChessPublishing"]
[SourceDate "2013.03.07"]

{In a recent column I offered some suggestions on how to meet the Berlin Wall,

Recent Endgames

Wed, 2014-08-27 10:59 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "TCh-TUR Super League 2014"]
[Site "Kocaeli TUR"]
[Date "2014.08.21"]
[Round "4.1"]
[White "Ding Liren"]
[Black "Mamedyarov, S."]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D52"]
[WhiteElo "2742"]
[BlackElo "2743"]
[PlyCount "108"]
[EventDate "2014.08.18"]
[EventRounds "13"]
[EventCountry "TUR"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[SourceDate "2014.08.25"]
[WhiteTeam "T.S. Alyans Satranc Spor Kulubu"]

The Ten Games of the Politiken Cup Winner

Thu, 2014-07-31 11:47 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "Politiken Cup 2014"]
[Site "Helsingor DEN"]
[Date "2014.07.21"]
[Round "1.3"]
[White "Hansen, Max"]
[Black "Bu, Xiangzhi"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E63"]
[WhiteElo "2009"]
[BlackElo "2693"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "r1bq1rk1/2R2pbp/6p1/1Q1p4/1p1Pp3/4P1P1/PP1N2BP/2R3K1 b - - 0 19"]
[PlyCount "3"]
[EventDate "2014.07.21"]

{In today's blog post I will be covering the Politiken Cup, specifically of

Alekhine-Euwe match

Wed, 2014-07-23 18:53 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "World Championship 16th"]
[Site "Netherlands"]
[Date "1935.10.03"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Alekhine, Alexander"]
[Black "Euwe, Max"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D17"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "59"]
[EventDate "1935.10.03"]
[EventRounds "30"]
[EventCountry "NED"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "1999.07.01"]

{For this week's blog post I will investigate some of the critical moments

Sleep & Chess!

Wed, 2014-07-16 16:04 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "Poughskeepie"]
[Site "Poughskeepie"]
[Date "1963.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Fischer, Robert James"]
[Black "Bisguier, Arthur Bernard"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C59"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "57"]
[EventDate "1963.??.??"]
[EventRounds "6"]
[EventCountry "USA"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "1999.07.01"]

{For today's blog post I'll look at the role of sleep in chess. Everyone knows

Interesting Positions from the JETS Camp

Fri, 2014-07-11 13:55 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2014.07.03"]
[Round "?"]
[White "JETS Camp Puzzles"]
[Black "Puzzle 1"]
[Result "*"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "5r1k/5ppB/5q2/8/8/8/2Q5/4K2R w K - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "0"]
[EventDate "2014.??.??"]

{For this blog post I'll go through some of the more interesting positions I
covered at the recent Junior Elite Training Squad (JETS) Camp in Adelaide.

Analysis of games from recent chess tournaments

Wed, 2014-06-25 16:50 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "Grand Europe Cup 2014"]
[Site "Golden Sands BUL"]
[Date "2014.06.17"]
[Round "8.2"]
[White "Bachmann, Ax"]
[Black "Akopian, Vl"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A33"]
[WhiteElo "2619"]
[BlackElo "2667"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "75"]
[EventDate "2014.06.10"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "BUL"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[SourceDate "2014.06.23"]

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