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2nd May 2016
Matthew Sadler

Alekhine’s Themes – Winter is coming

In an earlier post, I examined Alekhine’s predilection for centre-clearing gambits by analysing 2 of his games against Reshevsky and Rabinovich. I also mentioned Alekhine’s game against Winter at Hastings 1936/7 which featured a speculative Gambit against the solid Caro-Kann: 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 de 4.Ne4 Nf6 5.Bd3. I hadn’t realised it at the read more…

2nd May 2016
Matthew Sadler

Chess as a hobby

When work gets tough, I always look to chess – now just a hobby for me – for some joy and relief. So it was a nice boost to get a mail from my Dad at the beginning of April, pointing out that I’d just achieved my highest ELO rating ever – 2670 – beating read more…

"The secret of my success: with every move I force the opponent to think for themselves!"

- Alexander Alekhine

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I am a Chess Grandmaster and writer, and one of England's top players. When I am not doing my job as an IT Consultant in Holland, I try to fill my free time with as much chess as possible

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Writing and discussing chess has always been one my passions. I review chess books in a regular column for New in Chess magazine and have written 6 books myself. I also contribute to chess videos regularly.

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