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Matthew Sadler LCC London 2013
Matthew Sadler LCC London 2013

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"Game Changer" won the ECF Book of the Year 2019 prize

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 by Matthew Sadler and Natasha Regan

22nd May 2020
Matthew Sadler

Another king march for Alexander Zaitsev

Continuing my journey through books from Steve Giddins’ collection, I came across a volume of Russian Grandmaster Alexander Zaitsev’s best games. If you know your Karpov games, then his name may ring a bell as he was the Black player in this astonishing position after 18 moves at the 1970 Russian Championship, a game Karpov read more…

12th May 2020
Matthew Sadler

6.Bg5 Sicilian Najdorf classic: Bannik – Petrosian

Quite a while ago, Steve Giddins gave me some photocopies of articles from old Russian magazines. They were game collections of Russian players, some known, some very obscure to the West. One of the players who fell into the latter category was the Ukrainian player Anatoly Bannik. Bannik won the Ukrainian Championship 5 times and 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, I 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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"How many moves do I consider when analysing? Only one, but it's always the best one!"

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