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Monday, July 8 IM Bill Paschall – Great Matchups: Korchnoi – Spassky Candidates Final 1977-78, Part 3 | Opening, Middlegame Viktor Korchnoi took a commanding 5-0 lead in terms of decisive games at the beginning of this match, but Spassky awoke and rattled off four straight victories at one point. This game is Spassky’s fourth […]

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Monday, July 1 IM Bill Paschall – Great Matchups: Korchnoi – Spassky Candidates Final 1977-78, Part 2 | Openings, Endgame Spassky relies on the solid Queen’s Gambit Tartakover variation against Korchnoi’s favorite English opening move order. Korchnoi plays an amazingly accurate game, which is basically flawless. White doesn’t really gain an advantage in the opening […]

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Monday, June 24 IM Bill Paschall – Great Matchups: Korchnoi – Spassky Candidates Final 1977-78, Part 1 | Opening, Endgame This series examines critical games from the Candidates Final (1977-78) to determine the challenger to Anatoly Karpov for the World Championship. After a first round draw, Korchnoi comes out swinging with his favorite Winawer French. […]

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Monday, June 17 IM Bill Paschall – Great Matchups: Smyslov vs Botvinnik, Part 5 | Opening, Strategy Early in their careers, Botvinnik seemed to dominate the personal matchup with Smyslov. It wasn’t until the 50’s that Smyslov became a very serious threat to Botvinnik. In this game from 1944, Botvinnik successfully used his beloved Winawer […]

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Monday, June 10 IM Bill Paschall – Great Matchups: Smyslov vs Botvinnik, Part 4 | Middlegame, Strategy Smyslov performed well against the French in the matches with Botvinnik. In this example, Black tried to avoid theory with 7…f6 but got very little play. Botvinnik sacrificed a pawn but in return allowed too much simplification and […]

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Monday, June 3 IM Bill Paschall – Great Matchups: Smyslov vs Botvinnik, Part 3 | Middlegame, Strategy The 1958 rematch begins with a surprise! Botvinnik plays the Caro-Kann, not such a difficult opening for a French Defense player to adopt. The game has similarities with future Fischer vs Keres battles, where the veteran Keres frustrated […]

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Monday, May 27 IM Bill Paschall – Great Matchups: Smyslov vs Botvinnik, Part 2 | Opening, Tactics A classic battle between two enduring World Champions. Botvinnik later claimed he was suspicious that his preparation has been leaked by his team. Smyslov quickly uncorked a very strong temporary piece sacrifice on with 11…exd4! and Black created […]

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Monday, May 20 IM Bill Paschall – Great Matchups: Smyslov vs Botvinnik, Part 1 | Opening, Strategy Many great games were played in this classic rivalry of two World Champions. The first part of our series highlights a good example of Smyslov using an “outside the box” strategy to complicate the game against Botvinnik the […]

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Monday, May 13 IM Bill Paschall – Best Games from the 2019 Euro Championship, Part 4 | Opening, Strategy In part four of this series we see a terrific matchup of veteran versus up and coming talent. Boris Gelfand, who has played over 3000 games as a professional faces one of the most promising young […]

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Monday, May 6 IM Bill Paschall – Best Games from the 2019 Euro Championship, Part 3 | Opening, Tactics Grandmaster Vladislav Artemiev is becoming a serious force to be reckoned with. This Russian GM is now solidly over 2700 after dominating play in the 2019 European Championship. In this game against the Czech Hracek, Artemiev […]

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