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Matthew Sadler LCC London 2013
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"Game Changer" was published on 25th January 2019!

Game Changer by Matthew Sadler and Natasha Regan
Game Changer by Matthew Sadler and Natasha Regan

"Chess for Life" won the ECF Book of the Year 2016 prize

Chess for Life Sadler and Regan
Chess for Life Sadler and Regan

1st February 2019
Matthew Sadler

The Lasker-Marshall rivalry – Part 5. Lasker’s struggle against the Exchange Slav

The last game in this series was a Marshall near-miss: the exciting game where Marshall was White against Lasker in New York 1924. The game featured an Exchange Slav – a favourite of Marshall’s (“A capture I have favoured throughout my career, and with very good results”) which was later taken up with great success read more…

21st January 2019
Matthew Sadler

The Lasker-Marshall rivalry – Part 4. Marshall against the QGD Tarrasch

One intriguing thing during the match was how much Lasker varied his repertory as Black against 1.d4. The 3 games he played with his own Lasker variation in the Queen’s Gambit Declined (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 Ne4) netted him 2.5 points out of 3 games and some pretty good positions read more…

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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 7 books myself. I also contribute to chess videos regularly.

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