User NameSpace
Location Sweden
Local Time4:19 PM
Date RegisteredThursday, April 14, 2005
Last MoveMonday, October 11, 2021
Moves16,652 (0 this month)
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Rating (Standard Chess)2214 (350) SM Senior Master
Rating (Chess960)2254 (350) SM Senior Master
Class TournamentsCT Class 1
TeamSM-Live @Lichess


Pages are gone. I'm not happy with that. 

White to move. (Klaus Rubin) 

1.Bxb4+! Kxb4 2.Nd3+ Ka5 3.b4+ Ka6 4.Nf4 Nc6 5.Nd5 Nxb4+ 6.Nxb4+ Ka5 7.Ka3 a6 8.Nc6+ bxc6 9.b4#

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. - Sir Francis Bacon 

This quote was mentioned by Mark Dvoretsky in his book School of Chess Excellence 3: Strategic Play. I have not read all of Dvoretsky's books. But I will probably read them all one day. 

Of what I have read the most important chess books for me are:  

Chess Informant. (The first I bought was number 27.)  
Chess Informant, Encyclopedia of Chess Openings (ECO) All five books (A-E) 
Chess Informant, Encyclopedia of Chess Combinations  
Joel Benjamin, Better Thinking, Better Chess  
C.J.S. Purdy, The Search for Chess Perfection II 
Michael Stean, Simple Chess 
Simon Webb, Chess for Tigers 
Nigel Davies, The Rules of Winning Chess 
Isaac Lipnitsky, Questions of Modern Chess Theory 
Jonathan Tisdall, Improve Your Chess
Garry Kasparov, How Life Imitates Chess
John Nunn, Secrets of Practical Chess 
Romain Edouard, The Chess Manual of Avoidable Mistakes Vol. 1 
Paul Keres & Alexander Kotov, The Art of the Middle Game
Jonathan Rowson, Chess For Zebras
Jeremy Silman, How to Reassess Your Chess  
Lev Alburt, Test and Improve Your Chess 

Jeremy Silman, Silman's Complete Endgame Course 
(The only really bad thing in this endgame book is the silly decision to not include the endgame King, Bishop and Knight vs King. That endgame has to be learned from someone else. Just search at Google and you will find a free lecture.)  

Some Forum Post's: 

A True Quote of the Day Year 

2014: "There are 104 independent bookshops left in the UK. There are 321 McDonald's in London." 


CrazyHouse - Looking at some games 

SchemingMind Wiki about CrazyHouse: 

Stanley Random Chess: Have backup plans (reserve plans) 

Chess Links 

Chess is beautiful and fun! 

Mate in 3 

White to move 

A cute pawn endgame 


Black to continue 

White to play 

Study by Judit Polgar 

Christmas puzzle 

Secrets of Study Composition 

Improvement begins at the edge of your comfort zone. 
- Jonathan Rowson, Chess for Zebras Chess Quotes and/or Wisdom 

More Chess Quotes 

Chess articles 

Chess stories 

Chess interviews 


Chess videos 

Book list for the ambitous chess beginner 

Chess books from Amazon discussed 

The Mammoth Book of Chess 

The Joys of Chess: Heroes, Battles and Brilliancies 

Chess for Success: Using an Old Game to Build New Strengths in Children and Teens 

Back to Basics: Openings (ChessCafe Back to Basics Chess Series) 

Books: Starting Out 

Wojo's Weapons: Winning With White (Volume 1) 

The Modern Scandinavian: Themes, Structures & Plans in an Increasingly Popular Chess Opening 

Chess Developments: The Sicilian Dragon 

Quickest Chess Victories of All Time 

Prepare to Attack 

Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess: Seize the Moment to Get the Advantage 

The Rules of Winning Chess 

The Greatest Ever Chess Strategies 

Soviet Middlegame Technique 

Questions of Modern Chess Theory 

Study Chess with Matthew Sadler 

The Chess Combat Simulator: Test and Improve Your Chess with 50 Instructive Grandmaster Games 

Advanced Chess Tactics 

Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual Revolutionize Your Chess 

Zurich 1953: 15 Contenders for the World Chess Championship 

Improve Your Chess - by Learning from the Champions 

Chess Duels: My Games with the World Champions 

Magnus Carlsen v Viswanathan Anand: The 2013 World Chess Championship 

How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World: The Story and the Games 

Breaking Through: How the Polgar Sisters Changed the Game of Chess 
Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual 

Nunn's Chess Endings volume 1 

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7 7.Qg4 g6 8.Qe2 d6 9.O-O Nd7 10.a4 b6 11.Na3 Qc7 12.Nc4 Bb7 13.a5 b5 14.Nb6 Nxb6 15.axb6 Qxb6 16.Na5 Nf6 17.Bh6 Nd7 Van Kampen-Ahlander, London Chess Classic 2013 [18.c4! bxc4 19.Nxc4 Qc7 20.Na5 Nc5 21.Bc2,] 

Analyze board: getting fen, download diagram: 

Rich As A King: How the Wisdom of Chess Can Make You a Grandmaster of Investing 

Meeting with Mikhail Tal (Part 1 of 6) 

Alekhine's Five Queen Game (one of the most successful hoaxes of chess history)

ChessBase News about Chess960 / Fischer Random Chess:

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