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Erwin l'Ami, Woerden (Netherlands)

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Member since: Nov 11, 2011
Connections: 157
Rating: 2565
Games won: 100
Puzzles solved: 2890
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Blog entries from Erwin

Carlsen or Karjakin: who wins the World Championship 2016?
on Nov 10, 2016   2272   2
Yesterday I visited the Max Euwe Centre in Amsterdam in order to give a lecture on the upcoming World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and challenger Sergey Karj...
Moving Forward!
on Jun 1, 2015   3950   4
Chessity-founder Janton van Apeldoorn often describes the 'Chessity-project' as an organic process, where bits and pieces are being added on a daily basis. This is indeed...
Carlsen-Anand: We have a winner!
on Nov 23, 2014   1950   1
And then the match came to a sudden end! In game 11 Vishy, making use of the Berlin defense once again, confidently outplayed his opponent. It was, however, not to be. Ma...
Carlsen-Anand: Game 10
on Nov 21, 2014   1960   0
Game 10 saw the reigning World Champion returning to the Grunfeld defense. Vishy deviated from game 1 by employing the Russian Variation (4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qb3). The game devel...
Carlsen-Anand: Game 9
on Nov 20, 2014   3422   0
Imagine our joy when we were asked to make a recap video on game 9! :) On a more serious note, today was a very good day for Vishy, making an effortless draw in the Berl...
Carlsen-Anand: Game 8
on Nov 18, 2014   2369   2
Not exactly the most spectacular game of the match but an important one nonetheless! Game 8 saw Magnus Carlsen showing deep preparation in a rare line of the Queens Gambi...
Carlsen-Anand: Game 7
on Nov 17, 2014   1737   1
After a small break -one of your commentators had to play a bit of chess himself- Robert Ris and Erwin l'Ami are back for a recap of game 7. Today was a Berlin Wall and t...
Carlsen-Anand: Game 4
on Nov 12, 2014   2094   0
Not the most spectacular game of the match but most certainly enough food for thought. For Anand to have chances in the match it is of vital importance he holds on in dry...
Carlsen-Anand: Game 3
on Nov 11, 2014   2310   0
...and the match is wide open once again! Who had seen this coming? Certainly not your commentators in the video underneath! Please have a look and let us know your own p...
Carlsen-Anand: Game 1 and 2
on Nov 10, 2014   2643   0
The long awaited match has started! In the upcoming weeks IM Robert Ris and yours truly will be giving our view on the World Championship match between reigning champ Mag...
The Importance of Endgames Knowledge
on Oct 3, 2014   2968   6
So far the focus on Chessity has been primarily on tactics; and rightly so! Judit Polgar's statement that chess is 99% tactics contains a lot of truth. Still, when your l...
Magnus strikes again: Part 3
on May 8, 2014   2912   0
In my 3rd and final blogpost on Carlsen's tournament victory in the Gashimov Memorial we will have a look at the epic fight between Nakamura and Carlsen. I have expressed...
Magnus strikes again: Part 2
on May 4, 2014   3035   0
In my previous post on Magnus Carlsen's tournament victory in the Gashimov Memorial we had a look at his first round win versus Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. This blog will be...
Magnus strikes again: Part 1
on May 2, 2014   4545   2
In my upcoming blogs I am going to be analyzing yet another great tournament victory of World Champion Magnus Carlsen. What made his victory in the Gashimov Memorial even...
Anand's victory in four key games
on Apr 1, 2014   9155   4
It is probably no longer a surprise for you when I tell you it was indeed Vishy Anand who won the 2014 Candidates tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk. The key to his tournament...
Carlsen-Anand rematch in the making?
on Mar 24, 2014   2847   2
mqdefault.jpg Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Aronian, Levon FIDE Candidates Tournament 2014 2014.03.23 In this blog post I'd like to have an indepth look at a game that may ...
Aronian back in business!
on Mar 17, 2014   7250   0
mqdefault.jpg Aronian, Levon - Svidler, Peter  FIDE Candidates Tournament 2014 2014.03.17 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 The Grunfeld. Not much else could be expected fr...
How to play against Magnus Carlsen?
on Feb 6, 2014   7076   3
After winning the London Classic Hikaru Nakamura now heads the cover of the latest issue of New In Chess magazine. Next to his photo one reads 'I do feel that at the mo...
Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Round 11
on Jan 27, 2014   9119   0
Naiditsch, Arkadij - Rapport, Richard  76th Tata Steel Masters 2014.01.26 For Naiditsch the tournament was too short: after starting with 1,5 out of 9 he won his las...
Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Round 10
on Jan 25, 2014   4571   0
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Aronian, Levon 76th Tata Steel Chess Masters 2014.01.25 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.d3 ( No surprises. Aronian plays th...
Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Round 9
on Jan 24, 2014   2948   2
Aronian, Levon - Karjakin, Sergey 76th Tata Steel Masters 2014.01.23 A very important game between the number 1 and 2 in the standings! 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3...
Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Round 8
on Jan 21, 2014   5254   0
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - So, Wesley 76th Tata Steel Masters 2014.01.21 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 The Petroff-defence. An opening that was long considered to 'refute' 1.e4, ...
Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Round 7
on Jan 19, 2014   3180   2
Nakamura, Hikaru - Van Wely, Loek 76th Tata Steel Chess Masters 2014.01.19 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 d6 6.g4!? Diagram #1 Even before the black ...
Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Round 6
on Jan 18, 2014   5051   0
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Nakamura, Hikaru  76th Tata Steel Chess Masters 2014.01.18 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 The Berlin Wall, an opening that seems to be includ...
Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Round 5
on Jan 17, 2014   4826   2
Nakamura, Hikaru - Karjakin, Sergey  76th Tata Steel Masters 2014.01.17 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 Ne4 ( Lately 6...O-O has been all the ra...
Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Round 4
on Jan 15, 2014   3980   0
Karjakin, Sergey - Rapport, Richard 76th Tata Steel Masters 2014.01.15 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Qc7 7.Qg4 f6 It is no longer a surprise tha...
Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Round 3
on Jan 13, 2014   2465   1
Van Wely, Loek - Giri, Anish 1/2-1/2 76th Tata Steel Chess Masters 2014.01.13 Games between Van Wely and Giri are always interesting. Though Anish can now comfortably...
Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Round 2
on Jan 13, 2014   2141   0
Giri, Anish - Naiditsch, Arkadij 1-0 76th Tata Steel Chess 2014.01.12 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ The Bogo-Indian is knows to be a solid system but the hyper-aggressi...
76th Tata Steel Chess Tournament
on Jan 11, 2014   2385   1
Caruana, Fabiano - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 76th Tata Steel Chess Masters 2014.01.11 During the entire Tata Steel Chess Tournament, Chessity will present you with a daily '...
Studies revealed!
on Dec 10, 2013   9636   5
For quite some time now, experienced players have a real challenge here at Chessity: Afek's Endgame Studies. International Master Yochanan Afek is one of the World's lead...
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