Wednesday, February 10, 2016

GM Gareyev plays 1.h4 & 2.a4 in a tournament game

How many times have you seen this position in a serious tournament game?
 
 Last year GM Gareyev played it, as white, against a CM. At the following link you can find Gareyev's notes and analysis while here you can replay the whole game:

Friday, February 5, 2016

Is your spoon long enough? IM Welling in action

FM Steve Giddins shows a hilarious miniature game from the 2011 Bad Wiessee tournament.  IM Gerard Welling
in action against 1.b4 when the creative Dutch IM played 1...Na6 ...here's the game..


 IM Gerard Welling 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

About German FM Olaf Steffens

As you know, in this blog we like to talk about creative players. German FM Olaf Steffens is a creative player. 
  http://www.sg1871loeberitz.de/fotoreports/fotoreports13/trave/tiger_olaf_hoch.jpg
Source http://www.sg1871loeberitz.de/fotoreports/fotoreports13/trave/tiger_olaf_hoch.jpg
http://www.werder.de/media/images/bilder/spieler/steffens-20140515-630.jpg 
Source http://www.werder.de/media/images/bilder/spieler/steffens-20140515-630.jpg 
Here you can see some of his games.
 




Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Playing in Basman's style

When I saw this game, after Black's eight move I thought that IM Basman was playing Black....see diagram

I was wrong...It was IM Jens Ove Fries Nielsen.....

Friday, January 1, 2016

The surprising IM Jens Ove Fries Nielsen

Well...how many times have you seen the following position on the chessboard after 3 moves only, both players rated above elo 2400 ?

Enjoy the game :-)