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Matthew Sadler LCC London 2013
Matthew Sadler LCC London 2013

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

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

Study Chess with Matthew Sadler, Matthew Sadler Chess
Study Chess with Matthew Sadler

22nd March 2016
Matthew Sadler

Compact at the 4NCL

One of the nicest themes we discuss in “Chess for Life” comes up in the chapter on Sergei Tiviakov. In this chapter we discuss one of Sergei’s most significant contributions to chess theory: the 3…Qd6 Scandinavian (1.e4 d5 2.ed Qd5 3.Nc3 Qd6). While writing the book, I played the opening a few times to get read more…

15th March 2016
Matthew Sadler

Bygone books

While playing through Alekhine’s “Collection of Best Games”, my attention was caught by this position from Alekhine-Reti Vienna 1922.   It’s a famous position of course, but I couldn’t escape from the feeling I’d seen this diagram in another old book: I had an image in my head of how it looked on the page 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 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 6 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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