venerdì 11 luglio 2014


[White "Marco Saba"]
[Black "Mijo"]
[Result "1-0"]
1.Pe2e4 Pe7e5
2.Bf1c4 Ng8f6
3.Pd2d4 Pe5xd4
4.Ng1f3 Ph7h6
5.Pe4e5 Nf6h7
6.Nf3xd4 Bf8c5
7.O-O O-O
8.Nb1c3 Pd7d6
9.Nd4f3 Bc8g4
10.Bc1e3 Bc5xe3
11.Pf2xe3 Pd6xe5
12.Bc4xf7+ Kg8h8
13.Nf3xe5 Bg4xd1

giovedì 10 luglio 2014


White "Kataersada"]
[Black "Marco Saba"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.Pd2d4 Pe7e5
2.Pd4d5 Pc7c5
3.Pc2c4 Ng8f6
4.Bc1g5 Ph7h6
5.Bg5xf6 Qd8xf6
6.Pe2e4 Bf8d6
7.Nb1c3 Pa7a6
8.Qd1a4 O-O
9.Ng1f3 Pg7g5
10.Nc3b5 Pg5g4
11.Nf3d2 Qf6e7
12.Pf2f3 Ph6h5
13.Bf1e2 Pf7f5
14.O-O-O Pa6xb5
15.Qa4xa8 Pb5xc4
16.Nd2xc4 Pf5xe4
17.Nc4xd6 Qe7xd6
18.Pf3xg4 Rf8f2
19.Be2c4 Qd6b6
20.Pd5d6+ Kg8g7
21.Pb2b3 Qb6b4

venerdì 13 settembre 2013

Revaluating Italian: Blackburne-Shilling Gambit...

White "Marco"]
[Black "Quarezo"]
[Result "1-0"]

1.Pe2e4 Pe7e5
2.Bf1c4 Nb8c6
3.Ng1f3 Nc6d4
4.Nf3xe5 (!) Qd8g5

5.Bc4xf7+ Ke8e7
6.O-O Qg5xe5
7.Bf7xg8 Rh8xg8
8.Pc2c3 Nd4e6
9.Pd2d4 Qe5xe4
10.Pd4d5 Qe4g6   =/+

11.Rf1e1 Ke7d8
12.Pd5xe6 Pd7d6
13.Nb1d2 Bc8xe6
14.Nd2e4 Bf8e7
15.Ne4c5 Be6h3
16.Nc5xb7+ Kd8c8
17.Qd1d5 Rg8e8
18.Nb7xd6+ Be7xd6
19.Re1xe8+ Kc8d7
20.Re8xa8 Pc7c6
21.Ra8xa7+ Kd7e8
22.Qd5g8+ Bd6f8
23.Bc1g5 Qg6e4
24.Qg8f7#  1-0

lunedì 3 giugno 2013

Abitudini dei pezzi nel gambetto laterale siciliano

Utilizzando scidb ed un buon database scacchistico  (se ne trovano liberi su internet), è possibile studiare le "abitudini" dei singoli pezzi in gruppi di partite. Per esempio, partendo dalla posizione del gambetto laterale della siciliana (1.e4 c5 2.b4 cxb4), è possibile visualizzare le caselle dove troviamo statisticamente i vari pezzi. Questo ci da un'idea dei luoghi frequentati di preferenza e può dare indicazioni utili per il mediogioco in quella determinata apertura. Ho quindi selezionato 885 partite vinte col bianco a partire dalla posizione iniziale:

ed ho trovato le posizioni indicate nell'immagine di destra per il Cb1, l'Ac1, la Donna bianca, il Re, l'alfiere f1 e il cavallo g1. Sono case da tenere presenti per la disposizione dei propri pezzi nel prosieguo della partita.

Qui sopra vedete l'esempio delle "abitudini" statistiche del cavallo b1 nella posizione citata.

mercoledì 28 novembre 2012

Blog Entries by Lubomir Kavalek

Blog Entries by Lubomir Kavalek

The Beauty of Chess Tricks

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 5:50 PM
If tricks were not allowed in chess, the game would be boring. For the last two centuries they were the jewels of chess played in European coffee houses and they were in big demand. Kibitzers were looking for razzle-dazzle on the chessboard and the players obliged. And we are still...
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What Is the Best Age for Chess?

(2) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 10:04 AM
A football player survives in the NFL on the average only three years. The careers of top chess players last 25 years or even longer. They can challenge the world's best already as teenagers and can continue for six, seven decades until they turn into ageless warriors. At what point...
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Scholastic Chess at the Cosmos Club

(2) Comments | Posted October 28, 2012 | 1:14 PM
It was all about chess at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. on October 20. The Big Chair Chess Club, 20 children and seven adults, came from Anacostia to play against chess enthusiasts of the Cosmos Club. It was a beautiful day, but the chessplayers inside didn't notice. After they...
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giovedì 25 ottobre 2012

Comedy of error: a funny 3 min blitz

Marco Saba - "Any-Time-Danie" - 3 min blitz on

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Armenia Wins Chess Olympic Gold in Turkey

(1) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 2:37 PM
On Sunday, Armenia won the gold medal at the 40th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul. It is their third Olympic gold overall. They also finished first at the World Team Championship last year in Ningbo, China.
Upon arrival in Yerevan on Monday, the jubilant Armenian...
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Magnus Carlsen Storms New York's Chess Scene

(3) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 7:05 PM
They could barely reach the other side of the chessboard, but playing against the world's top-rated grandmaster Magnus Carlsen was a thrilling experience for many New York kids.
Carlsen visited New York during the last two weeks in August. He played chess against...
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Chess: Heavy Lifting

(6) Comments | Posted August 24, 2012 | 10:05 AM
Plagiarism was in the news lately and chess has its own champions. They use other people's material without attribution and present it as their own. To put it less elegantly, the offenders blatantly, unscrupulously and dishonestly steal work from other authors. They behave like pirates: rampaging, pillaging and...
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Chess Legend Svetozar Gligoric Dies

(1) Comments | Posted August 15, 2012 | 11:19 AM
Svetozar Gligoric, the legendary Serbian grandmaster, died in Belgrade on August 14 at the age of 89. He was one of the world's leading chess players of the 20th century, a fearless competitor and a true gentleman. His chess career spanned 70 years.
He won 12 championships of Yugoslavia...
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Chess Winners Win Slowly

(3) Comments | Posted August 10, 2012 | 11:28 AM
Chess is a slow game. Chess players don't move like the Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. They advance to the finish line with a steady, deliberate pace. Chess events take days, weeks and sometimes months to finish. What the best chess players have in common with Bolt is the enormous will...
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Magnus Carlsen Wins Strong Chess Tourney in Moscow

(5) Comments | Posted June 18, 2012 | 4:41 PM
Top-rated Magnus Carlsen won the 7th Tal Memorial in Moscow, one of the strongest chess tournaments of the year. The Norwegian grandmaster was the only undefeated player in a field of 10 world-class players.
He didn't play for more than four months and it...
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Viswanathan Anand Retains World Chess Title

(13) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 3:07 PM
"I am relieved," Vishy Anand said shortly after his victory against the challenger, Boris Gelfand of Israel, in the World Chess Championship. "The match was so even."
Played at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow during the last...
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U.S. Chess Champ Hikaru Nakamura: I'll Have Another

(1) Comments | Posted May 21, 2012 | 2:49 PM
They fought gallantly and when it was over on Saturday afternoon, the horse, I'll Have Another, and the chessplayer, Hikaru Nakamura, 24, were declared winners almost at the same time. The comparison between the Preakness Stakes horse race held in Baltimore, Maryland, and the 2012 U.S. Chess Championship in Saint...