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Matthew Sadler LCC London 2013
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Chess for Life, Matthew Sadler Chess, Natasha Regan
Chess for Life, Matthew Sadler and Natasha Regan

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Study Chess with Matthew Sadler

21st February 2016
Matthew Sadler

Alekhine’s Themes – b4!

Apart from analysing kingside attacks, my other favourite chess pastime is accumulating themes from the games of the great players. In my forthcoming book Chess for Life (co-authored with WIM Natasha Regan) I explain how I used the analysis of themes from Capablanca’s games to help me prepare for the games against Kramnik and Svidler read more…

21st February 2016
Matthew Sadler

Maroczy Bound (hand and foot)

One of Alekhine’s most famous and spectacular sacrificial victories is his win against the super-solid Hungarian player Geza Maroczy at the Bled 1931 tournament. Bled was a massive success for Alekhine as he scored 20,5/26 undefeated and finished 5,5 points clear of the rest of the world-class field! As always, there’s plenty new to discover even 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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"How many moves do I consider when analysing? Only one, but it's always the best one!"

- Emanuel Lasker

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