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October 30, 2021 Matthew Sadler No comments exist

One of the things I like when watching engine games are evaluations that surprise me. In particular I look out for positions that seem reasonable to human eyes but which produce a high engine evaluation. It’s struck me how often I am misled by plausible-looking development schemes.

October 30, 2021 Matthew Sadler No comments exist

ne chess nowadays is often a feast of amazement at the ideas they come up with, but from time to time something happens where you think: “I could have done better!” Such a surprising moment occurred in the massive Viewer Submitted Openings bonus event run by the TCEC in Season 21 in a game between Stockfish and Leela.

October 29, 2021 Matthew Sadler 6 comments

For any author it’s a wonderful moment to see a new book published, and that happened to me a week ago with the launch of “The Silicon Road to Chess Improvement” (New in Chess). The book explains many new and original ways to use engines for training, and distills opening and middlegame strategies from the greatest and most spectacular engine games played in recent years.

June 4, 2020 Matthew Sadler 4 comments

Idly flicking through one of the many Russian chess books I recently purchased from my friend Steve Giddins, my eye was caught by a diagram from a game by Peter Romanovsky. Peter Romanovsky was a strong Russian master and author especially active in the 1910s and 1920s. I had read his book “Soviet Middlegame Technique”…

December 27, 2018 Matthew Sadler

Once again, the last chess event of the year for me was the London Classic dinner at Simpsons-in-the-Strand. It’s the traditional joyful end to the London Chess Classic, by far the most prestigious and fun event in the British Chess calendar. From the start, the London Chess Classic has aspired to be a festival of…