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Top GM Secrets Issue #164

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Monday, 20 April 2015


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Issue #164 of the weekly chess newsletter "Top GM Secrets" has been released.
It is delivered by e-mail on Fridays in both pdf and pgn formats.

Table of Contents

Editorial Preface. Dubai Open. US Chess Championship. Shamkir. World Team Chess Championships. By GM Arkadij Naiditsch, best FIDE rating - 2737 and GM Csaba Balogh, best FIDE rating - 2672.
Two Best Games of the Week. GM Vladimir Fedoseev (2674) - GM Yuri Solodovnichenko (2584), Dubai Open, 1-0 annotated by GM Arkadij Naiditsch. GM Kayden Troff (2532) - GM Hikaru Nakamura (2798), US Chess Championship, 0-1 annotated by GM Csaba Balogh.
The K-Files. The Blumenfeld Gambit by GM Alexander Khalifman, ex-FIDE World Chess Champion.
David vs. Goliath David vs. Goliath. 11 upsets of the week by Peter Zhdanov, Chief Editor of Pogonina.com.
10 Tactical Puzzles from Recent Games. By the Chess Evolution Team.
Endgame Section. GM Alexander Onischuk (2665) - GM Daniel Naroditsky (2615), US Chess Chess Championship, 1-0 annotated by GM Csaba Balogh.  GM Yuri Kuzubov (2667) - GM Dragan Solak (2607), Dubai Open, 0-1 annotated by GM Arkadij Naiditsch.
Chess and the City. "Not all that glitters is gold" by WGM Elisabeth Paehtz, best FIDE rating - 2493.
Clash of the Titans. Mikhail Botvinnik - Arturo Pomar Salamanca, Chess Olympiad 1962, 1-0 annotated by GM Kamil Miton, best FIDE rating - 2655.
Surprise Section/Study. By the Chess Evolution Team.
Solutions to the puzzles from Top GM Secrets #163.

Starting from the next issue super GM Etienne Bacrot will join the Top GM Secrets team! His column will be titled "Young & talented".

You can find more information about the "Top GM Secrets" newsletter and the subscription options at Chess-Newsletter.com.

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Natalia Pogonina: The race after titles, fame and money is destroying people from the inside

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Natalia, my congratulations to you on an inspiring performance!


What were your expectations for the Womens World Chess Championship? The bookmakers didnt seem to have a lot of confidence in you: one of the companies estimated the odds of you winning the event at 1:41, while the #1 favorites chances, according to their assessment, were almost 13 times higher. Did you set any goals before the tournament?


I dont pay attention to such forecasts. Humans are in charge of all those assessments, and they tend to make mistakes. For a player there is not much sense in studying such information. Under the knockout system anyone can pull oneself together and do well. One shouldnt set any limits for oneself. I didnt have any particular goals and didnt treat it in the the minimal task is to reach round X way. I was mentally prepared to go home after the very first round. If I move on, its nice. If not, its also fine, because I will return to my family. Maybe this attitude helped me to focus on the game itself instead of dwelling on the results. My attention was on the game, not on the outcome.