Allowing a Checkmate in One Move

It is rare indeed to see a Candidate for the World Chess Championship allowing a checkmate in one move. How can it happen? We have two examples for Checkmate Monday – and the circumstances of the respective games vary considerably. Didn’t See it Coming The first example is from the famous Linares tournament, which always […]

Malcolm Pein on…a Missed Chance

Malcolm Pein reports on a missed chance in today’s Daily Telegraph chess column, with a snippet which shows the importance of keeping a straight face when blundering. There is another entertaining game from Daniil Dubov, who is becoming notorious for producing highly publishable games.  Malcolm Pein on…a Missed Chance MAGNUS Carlsen started slowly at the Airthings […]