I remember when I met Larsen he kept saying Polugaevsky was a “communist pig”. That may be, but he sure could play chess! Here I was able to borrow one of his ideas in the Maroczy.
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Mr. Avrukh’s book are all the rage these days, but we’re all human. Here is a line in the Catalan that seems to have been overlooked by this great theoretician!
Although I’ve been away for a while, I’ll be trying to make my comeback by posting interesting games in topical lines. Here is one just out of the over in the Taimanov Sicilian!
Article 8 is up! Check out “Moving Forward”. In this article I talk about the importance of reaching out to established players and using their experiences as a way to streamline one’s own progress.
Video 4 is up! This time I take a chance on the Najdorf…
Article 7 is up! Everything has been leading up to this moment. In “Game Day” I talk about one of the most important tournaments of my career – the 2007 Pan-Am Junior Championship.
Video 3 is up! This time around I take on the Ruy Lopez with the black pieces.
As we hit the half-way mark of my twelve-article series, and as a preface to one of the most important tournaments of my life, I decided to take a look back at the tournament that made me want to become a professional chess player back in 2001.
It’s that time of the week again! My second YouTube video is up, along with its companion video on the opening.
Another article has been posted! This time I talk about one of my most surreal chess/life experiences…
Article 5: A Rocky Road to Rome