Category: News

December 29, 2016 Matthew Sadler No comments exist

Thanks to a tip from Allan Beardsworth (allanbeardsworth.com) , it is now possible to play through (some of) the material on this blog online. Just go to my Chessbase Cloud site at http://cloudserver.chessbase.com/MTIyMTYx/replay.html and you’ll find the .pgn files for my latest article presented via the Chessbase Viewer. Time permitting, I’ll gradually add some older articles…

November 10, 2016 Matthew Sadler 2 comments

We restarted our “Chess for Life” promotion tour on November 3rd at Ealing Chess Club.   After a brief introduction by Matthew, Natasha started the ball rolling with a quick multimedia-enhanced tour of “Chess for Life”!   After that, it was into the chess. The theme for the evening was “Learning from practice” and each…

October 2, 2016 Matthew Sadler No comments exist

I was saddened to hear last week that the great Russian trainer Mark Dvoretsky had died at the age of 68. As a tribute, I wanted to share my experiences of studying with Mark in the mid-90’s. I got the opportunity to do so while my friend (and former coach) Steve Giddins was working in…

August 4, 2016 Matthew Sadler 3 comments

My last round game at Haarlem against the Dutch GM Erik van den Doel was far and away my best effort of the tournament. It was played on board 1 when Erik, IM Quinten Ducarmon and I were tied in 1st place with 4,5/5.   Van den Doel,Erik – Sadler,Matthew D Haarlem Nova College 03.07.2016…

August 4, 2016 Matthew Sadler No comments exist

One of my favourite themes is that of the side with too few pieces to cover its (too large) territory. I first came across it in a book I’ve mentioned many times already in this blog: “Best Play: A New Method for Discovering the Strongest Move” by Alexander Shashin. Shashin turns the conventional wisdom of…