A surprising piece sacrifice in Garry Kasparov’s pet Najdorf

The Najdorf Sicilian is a rare guest on our site. But with German prodigy Vincent Keymer having made it his main defense against 1.e4 as a German chess site we should open our playbook on "the queen of openings". This correspondence game is somewhat different from most others already published, not only regarding the opening. … A surprising piece sacrifice in Garry Kasparov’s pet Najdorf weiterlesen

A Caro Kann battle, a bit of opening theory and a trap Black needs to know

Usually when I make my fifth move in a correspondence game, I am not that excited. I will have a plan where to go and a good idea of the evaluation of different lines. This game was different. When I made my fifth move all I knew was: We are about to enter a jungle. … A Caro Kann battle, a bit of opening theory and a trap Black needs to know weiterlesen