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Candidates

Mon, 2014-03-31 20:37 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.13"]
[Round "1.3"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Aronian, Levon"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C88"]
[WhiteElo "2770"]
[BlackElo "2830"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "93"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[Source "ChessPublishing"]
[SourceDate "2013.03.07"]

{You probably already know that Viswanathan Anand won the FIDE Candidates with

Interesting Recent Endgames

Sat, 2014-03-29 10:25 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "FIDE Candidates 2014"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2014.03.18"]
[Round "5.1"]
[White "Svidler, P."]
[Black "Topalov, V."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C78"]
[WhiteElo "2758"]
[BlackElo "2785"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "67"]
[EventDate "2014.03.13"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "RUS"]
[EventCategory "21"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[SourceDate "2014.03.24"]

'Anasthetising the Winawer'

Sat, 2014-03-22 08:58 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2014.03.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Survey Introduction"]
[Black "4.exd5 Winawer"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "C01"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "9"]
[EventDate "2014.??.??"]

{In this week's post I'll survey a simple but in my view quite annoying
antidote to the Winawer French.} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 {The starting
position of the Winawer.} ({If this post inspires you to start playing 3.Nc3

Motylev at the European Champs

Wed, 2014-03-12 09:35 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "15th ch-EUR Indiv 2014"]
[Site "Yerevan ARM"]
[Date "2014.03.03"]
[Round "1.33"]
[White "Ali Marandi, C."]
[Black "Motylev, A."]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B90"]
[WhiteElo "2380"]
[BlackElo "2656"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "105"]
[EventDate "2014.03.03"]
[EventRounds "11"]
[EventCountry "ARM"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[SourceDate "2014.03.03"]

'Slaughtering the QGD'

Tue, 2014-03-04 13:21 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2014.03.03"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Slaughtering the Openings"]
[Black "Queen's Gambit Declined"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "D30"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "4"]
[EventDate "2014.??.??"]

{This week we will be continuing the 'Slaughtering the Chess Openings' series,
but contrary to last week, I will be providing more balanced coverage of our

Slaughtering the Chess Openings: The French

Wed, 2014-02-26 17:53 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2014.02.23"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Slaughtering Chess Openings"]
[Black "The French"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "C06"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "2"]
[EventDate "2014.??.??"]

{Most instructional chess books are on the opening phase. Of these books, most
cover the best moves from the position, recommending variations and basing
their coverage on what the Grandmasters played in Tata Steel this year. These

Games from Gibraltar 2014

Tue, 2014-02-18 12:21 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "Gibraltar Masters 2014"]
[Site "Caleta ENG"]
[Date "2014.01.28"]
[Round "1.6"]
[White "Tomashevsky, E."]
[Black "Deac, Bogdan-Daniel"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E90"]
[WhiteElo "2715"]
[BlackElo "2289"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "47"]
[EventDate "2014.01.28"]
[EventRounds "10"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[SourceDate "2014.02.03"]

Australian Junior Chess Championships 2014

Tue, 2014-02-04 09:31 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "Wahroonga AUS U/18 Open"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2014.01.16"]
[Round "10.1"]
[White "Perera, Pasan"]
[Black "Smirnov, Anton"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B22"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "70"]
[EventDate "2014.01.??"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.11"]

{In this week's post I will examine some more games from the Australian

Zurich blitz Tournament

Fri, 2014-01-31 21:08 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "Zurich CC Blitz 2014"]
[Site "Zurich SUI"]
[Date "2014.01.29"]
[Round "1.1"]
[White "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Black "Caruana, Fabiano"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B42"]
[WhiteElo "2872"]
[BlackElo "2782"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "70"]
[EventDate "2014.01.29"]
[Source "ChessPublishing"]
[SourceDate "2013.03.07"]

{Hello everyone! For this week we'll have a look at the games from the blitz

Australian Junior Chess Championships 2014

Tue, 2014-01-21 10:51 -- IM Max Illingworth
[Event "AJCC U12 girls"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2014.01.17"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Ge, Eva"]
[Black "Kay, Stephanie"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C50"]
[Annotator "Illingworth,Max"]
[PlyCount "65"]
[EventDate "2014.??.??"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.17"]

{For this week's post I will be covering games based on my own experiences as
a coach at the Australian Juniors. First of all I want to show the sort of

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