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Matthew Sadler LCC London 2013
Matthew Sadler LCC London 2013

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"Re-Engineering the Chess Classics"

Nominated for the 2023 Chess.com Book of the Year

Re-Engineering the Chess Classics. A silicon reappraisal of thirty-five classic games.
Re-Engineering the Chess Classics by Matthew Sadler and Steve Giddins

"The Silicon Road to Chess Improvement"

The Silicon Road to Chess Improvement by Matthew Sadler
The Silicon Road to Chess Improvement by Matthew Sadler

"Game Changer" won the ECF Book of the Year 2019 and the FIDE Book of the Year 2019

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

12th January 2024
Matthew Sadler

A stunning Dragon idea against the Pirc! 5.Qd2!?

I’ve been continuing my investigation of the Pirc together with Dragon 3.3. It’s slow progress because Dragon keeps on digging up exciting new ideas which I can’t resist analysing! In the next couple of posts, we stop in amazement to look at a virtually unknown idea in the Austrian Attack with some subtle and venomous points!

6th January 2024
Matthew Sadler

The Pirc: to …c6 or to …a6, that is the question.

Some more general Pirc instruction: the difference between …c6 and ..a6 systems and a useful technique to develop better understanding of your openings.

1st January 2024
Matthew Sadler

Pirc 4.Bg5: Trying out some endgames against Leela!

An examination of an endgame arising from a sharp line of the Pirc. Grandmaster Matthew Sadler tries to hold the black side of the endgame against the Leela chess engine.

24th July 2022
Matthew Sadler

Stockfish’s Opening Repertoire

This article supplements a series of videos about Stockfish’s opening repertoire which appeared on the “Silicon Road to Chess Improvement” YouTube site (https://www.youtube.com/c/SiliconRoadChess). This article provides an overview of Stockfish’s main openings; for all the detail and many surprises(!) take a look at the video series!

"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 of my passions. I review chess books in a regular column for New in Chess magazine and have written 8 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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