Mateusz Kolosowski

World Rating List: Carlsen Maintains The Lead

Chess World Rating List: Carlsen Maintains The Lead

Caruana and 3 other 2800 + players chasing the champion

By Mateusz Kolosowski

The Old New World Champion

Chess The Old New World Champion

Carlsen wins world championship after tie-breaks. For many fans all over the world, this year's...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Kramnik - Hou Yifan In Medias

Chess Kramnik - Hou Yifan In Medias

Rapid match to beef up Kings Tournament. On 26th November the 10th Kings Tournament will start...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

"Sergey" - The Chess Prodigy

Chess "Sergey" - The Chess Prodigy

A documentary on Sergey Karjakin. Despite holding the Guiness World Record for being the youngest...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Drawing Gets Trendy

Chess Drawing Gets Trendy

Draw #7 Game 7 was drawn. Such a long series of draws in a single game was something which used to characterize...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Draw #3 In New York

Chess Draw #3 In New York

Carlsen - Karjakin match still tied. After 2 games of the World championship 2016 which ended in draws,...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Fortress In New York

Chess Fortress In New York

Carlsen - Karjakin tied at 2-2 after another draw! I have always considered Sergey Karjakin to be one...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Exciting Game 5 In World Championships 2016

Chess Exciting Game 5 In World Championships 2016

Draw after a subtle game. It seems that both the champion and the contender finally...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Alkaloid The Best In Europe

Chess Alkaloid The Best In Europe

Macedonian team wins European Club Cups 2016. Most sport disciplines have their own champions’...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Agon Coverage Issues

Chess Agon Coverage Issues

A few glitches and dissatisfied customers. As the moves of the first game of world championship 2016...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Status Quo

Chess Status Quo

Game 2 of the Carlsen –Karjakin match also drawn. The echo of Carlsen’s opening choice in the initial game of 2016...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Carlsen –Karjakin Starts Peacefully

Chess Carlsen –Karjakin Starts Peacefully

The first game of the match ended in a draw. People have been waiting for this day for...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Swiercz Wins Millionaire Chess

Chess Swiercz Wins Millionaire Chess

Dramatic finale determines the winner! Yet another Millionaire Chess Open is over as Dariusz...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Allowed Assistance In Chess Or 2016 Shanghai Mixed Pairs

Chess Allowed Assistance In Chess Or 2016 Shanghai Mixed Pairs

The Blue Arrow Training Cup in China! From the very beginning of...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

No Gates At World Championship

Chess No Gates At World Championship

Bill Gates will not visit the Carlen-Karjakin match! Not so long ago we informed you that the...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

"Donald Carlsen"

Chess "Donald Carlsen"

Norwegian edition of Donald Duck to be released! How big of a celebrity do you have to be in order to have...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

The Battle For Broadcasting Rights

Chess The Battle For Broadcasting Rights

Agon loses in court! Agon, the official spnsor of World Championship 2016 and a company...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

European Rapid And Blitz Championship To Be Held In Talinn

Chess European Rapid And Blitz Championship To Be Held In Talinn

The tournament is dedicated to the memory of Paul Keres! The 2016...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Allowed Assistance For 2016 Shanghai Mixed Pairs

Chess Allowed Assistance For 2016 Shanghai Mixed Pairs

Blue Arrow Training camp! From the very beginning of anyone's journey through...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Gates And Zuckerberg To Attend Carlsen - Karjakin Match

Chess Gates And Zuckerberg To Attend Carlsen - Karjakin Match

Increasing popularity of chess championships! It seems that chess...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Kosteniuk and Riazantsev win Russsian Championships

Chess Kosteniuk and Riazantsev win Russsian Championships

...and a car! Russian Superfinals which in fact are round robin tournaments...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Your First Tournament

Chess Your First Tournament

A few important things you need to know. Every single player that has been looking into chess for some...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Russia still awaits new participants

Chess Russia still awaits new participants

World Schools Chess Championship registration extended. The Organizing Committee of the...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Opening Theory

Chess Opening Theory

Queen's Gambit Accepted - Part I

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Opening Theory

Chess Opening Theory

Triangle System and Noteboom variation

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Opening Theory

Chess Opening Theory

Exchanged Queen's Gambit Declined

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Opening Theory

Chess Opening Theory

Slav Defence Exchanged variation

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Nepomniachtchi wins the Tal Memorial

Chess Nepomniachtchi wins the Tal Memorial

The Russian GM makes it to top 10. Another prestigious event is over. This time the best...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

The Blindfold King strikes

Chess The Blindfold King strikes

Timur Gareev breaks the world record in blindfold chess

By Mateusz Kolosowski

100 instructive miniature games

Chess 100 instructive miniature games

Try out these mini games on your own chess board

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Learn from Jose Raul Capablanca - endgame technique

Chess Learn from Jose Raul Capablanca - endgame technique

Writing about Capablanca's endgame skills is not an easy task: too many...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

100 games with instructive endgames

Chess 100 games with instructive endgames

Modern positional play begins with the musician Philidor (1726-1795). He likes to support...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Isle Of Man 2016 Started

Chess Isle Of Man 2016 Started

Caruana, So and Nakamura win, Wang Hao loses the first round. A few weeks after the 62nd Chess Olympiad...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

The 360 degrees of chess

Chess The 360 degrees of chess

EG Capital to sponsor the 2016 World Championship. Chess is becoming more and more popular in the...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Mark Dvoretsky Passed Away

Chess Mark Dvoretsky Passed Away

Arguably the best chess coach died on September 26

By Mateusz Kolosowski

USA and China claim the titles at the Olympiad

Chess USA and China claim the titles at the Olympiad

USA took gold in the Open section, China wins Women section! The 52nd chess...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Opening Theory

Chess Opening Theory

Ruy Lopez modern Steinitz Defence

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Russia And India lead In The Olympiad

Chess Russia And India lead In The Olympiad

Standings after 6 rounds! The 42nd Chess Olympiad is already at halfway point and therefore...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Opening Theory

Chess Opening Theory

Ruy Lopez minor lines in Closed variation

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Opening Theory

Chess Opening Theory

Ruy Lopez minor lines in Closed variation

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Opening Theory

Chess Opening Theory

Ruy Lopez Closed variation Averbakh system and anti-Marshall systems

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Opening Theory

Chess Opening Theory

Ruy Lopez Closed variation Averbakh system and anti-Marshall systems

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Opening Theory

Chess Opening Theory

Ruy Lopez Smyslov Defence and Breyer Defence

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Opening Theory

Chess Opening Theory

Ruy Lopez Exchange variation

By Mateusz Kolosowski

The chess stars pleased with the Olympiad

Chess The chess stars pleased with the Olympiad

The first impressions on the Olympiad!The Chess Olympiad in Baku is believed to...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Opening Theory

Chess Opening Theory

Ponziani Defence & Scotch Defence

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Opening Theory

Chess Opening Theory

Evans Gambit & Giuoco Piano

By Mateusz Kolosowski

How Do Chess Players Relax?

Chess How Do Chess Players Relax?

Bermuda Party at the Olympiad.Bermuda may not have the strongest team in the Chess Olympiad –...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

New chess laws, titles, major events and other issues

Chess New chess laws, titles, major events and other issues

FIDE Congress. The Olympiad in Baku has started in a truly impressive...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Ragger conquers Vienna

Chess Ragger conquers Vienna

the Austrian GM wins a strong Vienna Open; great performance of young players

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Parents' guide to chess

Chess Parents' guide to chess

Player-coach-parents relationship

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Opening principles

Chess Opening principles

Chess miniatures as a result of overseeing or disobeying the opening principles.

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Opening Theory

Chess Opening Theory

Caro-Kann Def. Bronstein/Lasker var.

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Opening Theory

Chess Opening Theory

Caro-Kann Def. Classical variation

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Opening Theory

Chess Opening Theory

Caro-Kann Def. Panov variation

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Opening Theory

Chess Opening Theory

Caro-Kann Def. Panov variation

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Shankland wins in Biel

Chess Shankland wins in Biel

The US Grandmaster dominated the event

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Opening Theory

Chess Opening Theory

Ruy Lopez - Zaitsev variation

By Mateusz Kolosowski

102 Pawn Endgames

Chess 102 Pawn Endgames

Endgame studies - evaluate the position and find the right continuation

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Non Omnis Moriar

Chess Non Omnis Moriar

Ten players who never became the World Champions. “The winner takes it all” was the title of one of ABBA’s...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

A Different View On The World Champions

Chess A Different View On The World Champions

a few chess anecdotes. After 5 rounds of the 10-round tournament GM Flohr was on top...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Make Your Training Fun!

Chess Make Your Training Fun!

Training methods in tactical training

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Assault On His Majesty

Chess Assault On His Majesty

How to attack the king properly?

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Build Your Own Opening Repertoire

Chess Build Your Own Opening Repertoire

A few tips on creating a proper opening repertoire

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Weak Squares 6

Chess Weak Squares 6

The concept of weak squares appears rather straightforward: avoid creating them, but never fail to utilize...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Weak Squares 5

Chess Weak Squares 5

The concept of weak squares appears rather straightforward: avoid creating them, but never fail to utilize...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Crosses 2800

Chess Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Crosses 2800

The French star joined the top 10 highest-rated chess players in history

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Technique Calculation

Chess Technique Calculation

Calculation is a major part of one's chess skill set, after all chess is a game where it all comes down...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Get Better At Chess

Chess Get Better At Chess

10 tips for improvement. Chess is a complex game in which strategy, tactics and planning are extremely...

By Mateusz Kolosowski

A Short List Of Chess Novels

Chess A Short List Of Chess Novels

Is reading chess books possible without the board?

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Chess And Physical Condition

Chess Chess And Physical Condition

How to make your results better by going to the gym?

By Mateusz Kolosowski

R.I.P. Viktor Korchnoi

Chess R.I.P. Viktor Korchnoi

A few memories of "The best chess player who never became a world champion"

By Mateusz Kolosowski

Lots of chess action in Kosovo.

Chess Lots of chess action in Kosovo.

Nine players on a shared 1st place after 3 rounds

By Mateusz Kolosowski

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