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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

20th February 2016
Matthew Sadler

Attacking with Alekhine

I’ve recently been going through Alekhine’s Collection of Best Games (in the Kindle edition otherwise known as the world’s most complete collection of chess misprints) and stopping whenever a game grabs my attention. I got caught up for a few days by the game Alekhine-Isakov played in 1919, It features a very interesting attack in read more…

20th February 2016
Matthew Sadler

Trying to play like Alekhine

At the recent 4NCL weekend, I played 2 attacking games which was a welcome change from the long grinds I’ve been playing in the past 6 months. This may be related to the Alekhine games I’ve been studying recently! Unfortunately, in my game against Ravi Haria, my attacking play wasn’t quite up to Alekhine’s standard. read more…

20th February 2016
Matthew Sadler

Hand and Brain

In the bar on the Saturday evening of the recent 4NCL weekend, I teamed up with my Chess for Life co-author WIM Natasha Regan against FM Jonathan Rogers and GM Matthew Turner for a no-holds-barred match of “hand and brain”. It’s a lovely chess variant for pairs in which one player is the “hand” and read more…

20th February 2016
Matthew Sadler

Analysing Alekhine

When I retired from professional chess, one of the things I was looking forward to was playing for fun. Without the pressure of having to maintain my ELO rating, I was looking forward to playing attractively and creatively, and I was hoping I’d react calmly when the inevitable losses came along. That never quite happened 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 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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