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Blog has moved

My blog has moved to a newly designed homepage. I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause readers. The homepage has been crafted to make it easier for less web-savvy visitors to navigate through the many areas of my website. … Continue reading

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Chess Parenting and the ‘Never Say Die’ Strategy

Chess Parenting 101 discusses some important points if a parent is considering shifting their child into chess. ‘Never Say Die‘ is a strategy used in chess that is a trademark of legendary fighters. Note: If you use Windows 7, you … Continue reading

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The Two Types of Chess Player

Highs and lows in chess are common. Like artists, we have have streaks of brilliance and misery. Simply look at my 5-minute rating changes in the last three years – it is like a stockmarket. It is how a person … Continue reading

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Good Times

With the help of a friend, I was able to locate a photo I took with a familiar chess personality many years ago. This is me on the left sitting with the legendary 12th World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov, the … Continue reading

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The Young Wave and Whether the Old Can Cope

It is no secret that teenagers and younger chess players seem to be improving boundlessly these days. As I am writing, the number 1 ranked player in the world is the Norwegian chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen. Carlsen is only 19 … Continue reading

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Kasparov’s American Gambit

In 1988, then World Champion Garry Kasparov, widely regarded as the strongest chess player in history, played a simul against elite US juniors. The footage from the event was transformed into a documentary called American Gambit. I enjoyed the documentary … Continue reading

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GP Chess Blog has moved!

This GeniusProphecy Chess Blog has moved to the following address: http://chess.geniusprophecy.com/blog/ Just as a reminder, the old address was: http://geniusprophecychess.blogspot.com/ As far as I can see, the move has transitioned smoothly. Subscribers do not need to take any action.

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Greatest Chess Performances

I have added a new section to the homepage called ‘Greatest Chess Performances‘. It is split into two subheadings – ‘Greatest of All Time’ and ‘Greatest Modern Performances’, the latter which I am yet to fully compile. So far, there … Continue reading

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Bent Larsen passes away at 75

The well-known Danish Grandmaster Jørgen Bent Larsen (1935-2010) passed away on the 12th of September 2010 after a short illness at the age of 75. Born in Tilsted (near Thisted), Denmark, he is considered to be the strongest chess player … Continue reading

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Reasons for Playing Chess

In a time of growing uncertainty, I have recently pondered my own motivations for playing chess. After delving to the edge of human knowledge (just kidding!), I have come to better appreciate the royal game we play. The reasons one … Continue reading

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