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Chess Opening: Trend and research

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Monday, July 18th, 2016
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chess opening
If you liked it, share it! :)Chess Opening: Trend and research Back in the 1950s, the soon-to-be world champion Vasily Smyslov, considered the King’s Indian Defense as incorrect. Playing the Scandinavian was seen as folly, not to say absurd. And because of that there were no signs of it in the high competition. A man named Tigran Petrosian responded to all the openings for semi-opens with a 2.d3 and the King’s Indian Defense. There was no…
Chess Opening: Trend and research
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Social chess and uses

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Monday, July 18th, 2016
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social chess
If you liked it, share it! :)Chess, at the feet of society? Since the value in the social chess was discovered, either in education, as a means of prevention against Alzheimer or for social reintegration (in jail, etc.) everyone has been looking towards the usage of chess. Some are competent and well-meant; others are limited to repeating what they hear, yet some (and mostly) do not have any idea what they are talking about. But chess…
Social chess and uses
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Classic chess: The heroes

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Monday, July 18th, 2016
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classic chess
If you liked it, share it! :)Classic chess: The match of Botvnick-Flohr… In November 1933, an encounter of classic chess had taken place that had awaken great expectations in the Soviet Russia, between Mijail Botvinnik and Salo Flohr, who was one of the great stars of the time. The match was scheduled for twelve plays, playing the first six in Moscow, in the famous Hall of Columns of the House of the Unions, and the other…
Classic chess: The heroes
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Chess grandmasters

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Monday, July 18th, 2016
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chess grandmasters
If you liked it, share it! :)One million of chess grandmasters… China debuted in the Chess Olympiad in Buenos Aires (1978), where they ended in the 20th position, among fifty teams. Their first two boards were defended by Ye Jiangchuan and Liu Wenche, who soon became chess grandmasters. The entire world will remember the spectacular miniature that the latter made with the chess grandmaster Donner, with sacrifice of queen included. Liu Wenche was punished during the…
Chess grandmasters
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Chess openings and theory

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Monday, July 18th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

chess openings
If you liked it, share it! :)Chess openings: Theoretical secrets… Vladimir Kramnik shared a funny article some years ago about chess openings. Rustam Kamsky, the father of Gata, hired Alexander Jalifman in 1989 as an analyst and trainer for his son. Not without establishing the “theoretical” bases of the relationship beforehand. “Our favorite opening“, he said “is the Catalan, which we usually use against the Grünfeld. So, as a specialist in openings, please tell us what…
Chess openings and theory
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Checkmate: In chess and in the life.

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Friday, July 15th, 2016
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checkmate
If you liked it, share it! :)Checkmate: Sam Loyd the magician… One of the problems of help that ends in a checkmate, is one in which the side that is destined to become a victim collaborates with its executioner. It’s needed to make the best moves to be punished, in an exercise of masochism. This example, from the initial position, is a creation of the unrivalled Samuel Loyd. An unbeatable master in problems of fantasy. In…
Checkmate: In chess and in the life.
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Chess tournament: The chairs and Mequinho

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Friday, July 15th, 2016
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chess tournament
If you liked it, share it! :) Chess tournament: A chair to “Mequinho”… In the 60s (1960), the chess world was touched with the rising of a new prodigy: The Brazilian Henrique da Costa Mecking, alias ‘Mequinho’, who won the chess tournament in his country when he was thirteen years old. He was classified to the Interzonal of Sousse (1967) and Palma de Mallorca (1970). After winning the Petrópolis (1973), he reached a place for the…
Chess tournament: The chairs and Mequinho
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Draw in chess. Anecdotes.

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Thursday, July 14th, 2016
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draw in chess
If you liked it, share it! :)Draw in chess: Petrosian defends the fortress… The preliminary agreement of draw in chess had always been much criticized, as they are considered unsporting. And of course they are, but do exist. They have always existed. It can be difficult to avoid two players of agreeing to draw in chess, when this result suits them or it is important for their interests. We must understand that for professionals, the result…
Draw in chess. Anecdotes.
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Chess, alcohol and blitz games.

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Thursday, July 14th, 2016
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Chess, alcohol and blitz games
If you liked it, share it! :)Chess full of alcohol… It is well known that Mexican writer, Juan José Arreola was a remarkable chess amateur. Less known is that he also had a friendly chess enmity with Mexican poet, Jaime Sabines. A journalist asked Arreola about the encounter of both on the board. “Well, what happens with Jaime Sabines is that he wins more games than me. But there is one thing – we drink while…
Chess, alcohol and blitz games.
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Mikhail Tal and some painful anecdotes

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Thursday, July 14th, 2016
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Mikhail Tal
If you liked it, share it! :)Mikhail Tal: 11 points without playing a single game! During the Havanna Chess Olympiad (1966), which was attentively organized by the Cuban government, the chess teams were treated very warmly. On one occasion, when Korchnoi and Mikhail Tal went to watch the spectacle of the famous cabaret Tropicana. Tal noticed a beautiful woman at the next table. Being as he was, very sensitive to feminine beauty, he didn’t hesitate pay…
Mikhail Tal and some painful anecdotes
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