Kasparov - Georgiev, 1988

Published on Sunday, December 23, 2012 in | reactions (0)

The next game is a game played in 1988 between Garry Kasparov and Kiril Georgiev. It became famous, because of the stalemate resulting from Kasparov's blunder at the 78th move.

Another example that even grandmasters may make elementary blunders, but please note that this was a Blitz game.

Chess (Macro)

Published on Saturday, June 2, 2012 in | reactions (0)


Chess set by Konstantin Lazorkin

Chigorin - Steinitz, WC 1892

Published on Saturday, October 29, 2011 in | reactions (0)

The game below is the game between Mikhail Chigorin and William Steinitz in the 23th round of the 1892 World Championship in Havana, Cuba. It became famous, because of Chigorin's blunder at the 32th move.

We see that even grandmasters may make elementary blunders.

Playing chess with Samantha

Published on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 in | reactions (0)

Playing chess with Samantha
Playing chess with Samantha by williamhartz on Flickr

All sizes of this photo are available for download under a Creative Commons license.

Chess Publishing

Published on Sunday, November 21, 2010 in | reactions (0)

I often get questions about how I managed to get the re-playable chess lessons on this blogsite. The answer is rather simple: I just use the Chess Game Viewer from Chess Publishing. The mentioned site describes a lot of things you can do with this configurable Game Viewer that has been developed with the Blogspot sites in mind, but I only use a very limited part of the functionality.

Making Chess Pieces

Published on Saturday, May 8, 2010 in | reactions (0)


A young boy manufacturing chess pieces in a small shop above a warehouse in the souks of Marrakech, by austinevan on Flickr. All sizes of this photo are available for download under a Creative Commons license.

Ahvenainen - Ostroem (1975)

Published on Sunday, April 18, 2010 in | reactions (0)

This is an example game of the Sicilian Defence with a nice mating pattern at the end. I also experimented with the new possibilities of selecting another chess piece set and chess board as recently published on Chess Publishing.

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