10 Things You Can Learn from Mikhail Botvinnik

Mikhail Botvinnik is one of the classics every player should study. He was the 6th World Champion and held the title for almost 15 years, though not consecutive. But he is also widely known as the Patriarch of the Soviet Chess School, as he trained many strong Grandmasters, with some of the most famous students […]

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Pirc Defense: Complete Guide for Black

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Pirc Defense is a hypermodern opening named after the five-time Yugoslavian Champion Vasja Pirc. At the highest level, the opening has always been staying on the roadside of the mainstream theory. Still, Mikhail Botvinnik used it in the Century Match in 1970, and Robert Fischer employed it against Boris Spassky in the World Championship in […]

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