Monday, October 6 IM Valeri Lilov Piece Coordination by Boleslavsky (opening, middlegame)
Piece coordination has always been challenging for many players, as it’s difficult to arrange it efficiently during a game. Check out GM Boleslavsky’s amazing game to learn more about using piece coordination in support of your plan!
Tuesday, October 7 IM Bill Paschall Avenging Carlsen in Tromso (strategy, endgames)
Wednesday, October 8 FM Dennis Monokroussos The Craziest Game I Ever Played (tactics)
The following game may not be an illustration of perfect play, but my (rather irresponsible) decision to sac my queen for a couple of pieces and some “play” on move 6(!) led to a series of wild adventures. You might not learn anything, but you will be entertained!
Thursday, October 9 GM Leonid Kritz Beat Super Grand Masters with the Scandinavian (opening, strategy)
Friday, October 10 GM Bryan Smith Decisive First Round Matchups from the Tromso Olympiad, Part 2, (strategy, middlegame)
In the second part of his series of the first round games from the Tromso Olympiad, GM Bryan Smith looks at another game from the match between the teams of Russia and Jordan. Here we see GM Sergei Karjakin taking on Sameer Mansour’s Colle System – the super-GM presses with black, but it can be seen that defeating a master with black in a quiet opening is not simple even for a top player.