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Part 2 on the Trompowsky

Thu, 2014-06-19 11:09 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "AUS Masters IM"]
[Site "Melbourne AUS"]
[Date "2013.12.21"]
[Round "8.3"]
[White "Zelesco, Karl"]
[Black "Stojic, D."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A45"]
[WhiteElo "2145"]
[BlackElo "2246"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "47"]
[EventDate "2013.12.14"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[SourceDate "2013.12.23"]

May Miniatures

Tue, 2014-06-03 12:01 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "33rd Zalakaros Open 2014"]
[Site "Zalakaros HUN"]
[Date "2014.05.26"]
[Round "4.25"]
[White "Ekdyshman, M."]
[Black "Meszaros, T."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D01"]
[WhiteElo "2351"]
[BlackElo "2438"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "45"]
[EventDate "2014.05.23"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "HUN"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[SourceDate "2014.05.26"]

Practical Rook Endgames

Tue, 2014-05-27 12:09 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "Oceania Zonal"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2009.06.22"]
[Round "5.7"]
[White "Ambrus, Endre"]
[Black "Illingworth, Max"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B01"]
[WhiteElo "2375"]
[BlackElo "2243"]
[Annotator "Illingworth, Max"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "8/p3k3/8/2pP4/2P3K1/2P5/P5r1/7R w - - 0 37"]
[PlyCount "49"]
[EventDate "2009.01.13"]
[Source "Max Illingworth"]
[SourceDate "2008.10.04"]

'Australia's Newest IM: Junta Ikeda'

Wed, 2014-05-14 19:17 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "O2C Doeberl Cup 2014"]
[Site "Canberra AUS"]
[Date "2014.04.19"]
[Round "6.5"]
[White "Ikeda, J."]
[Black "Dive, RJ."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A09"]
[WhiteElo "2338"]
[BlackElo "2357"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "51"]
[EventDate "2014.04.17"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[SourceDate "2014.04.21"]

Moulthun wins SIO Part 2

Wed, 2014-05-07 10:29 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "Sydney Open 2014"]
[Site "Sydney AUS"]
[Date "2014.04.25"]
[Round "6.2"]
[White "Roy Chowdhury, S."]
[Black "Ly, Mo"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B40"]
[WhiteElo "2491"]
[BlackElo "2440"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "92"]
[EventDate "2014.04.23"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[SourceDate "2014.04.28"]

Moulthun Ly wins Sydney International Open and first GM Norm

Fri, 2014-05-02 18:44 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "Sydney Open 2014"]
[Site "Sydney AUS"]
[Date "2014.04.23"]
[Round "2.6"]
[White "Mungunkhuu, M."]
[Black "Ly, Mo"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A48"]
[WhiteElo "2215"]
[BlackElo "2440"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "90"]
[EventDate "2014.04.23"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[SourceDate "2014.04.28"]

Caro/Semi-Slav restraint centre Structure

Sat, 2014-04-26 15:25 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2014.04.24"]
[Round "?"]
[White "The Restraint Centre"]
[Black "Caro/Semi-Slav Version"]
[Result "*"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[Variant "illegal"]
[PlyCount "64"]
[EventDate "2014.??.??"]

{We've mainly considered what White's aiming for in this structure so far, so
let's finish our little survey of the structure with a model example of what
Black is aiming for - namely, the exchange of the White d-pawn.} 1. Pe2-e4

'Punishing Suboptimal Opening Play'

Wed, 2014-04-16 19:34 -- IM Max Illingworth
'[Event "Thailand Chess Open"]
[Site "Dusit Thani Hotel"]
[Date "2014.04.12"]
[Round "1.1"]
[White "Vallejo Pons Francisco"]
[Black "Tuorila Kai"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B06"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "37"]
[EventDate "2014.??.??"]
[WhiteClock "1:18:56"]
[BlackClock "0:56:55"]

{For this week's post I'll examine a miniature where Black did not follow

interesting endgames in the Slav

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:03 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2014.04.07"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Slav Endgames Intro"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "D10"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "4"]
[EventDate "2014.??.??"]

{For this blog post I'm going to examine a few endgames typically arising from
the Slav Defence. It is very easy to find opening theory on the Slav or a
collection of Slav games, but I don't know of any books that cover the key

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