Annotated chess games. Unless otherwise indicated, these have been annotated by John Lee Shaw for www.hotoffthechess.com. Such annotations may not be used elsewhere (in part or otherwise) without written permission.

Rapport vs Carlsen, Tata Steel 2017, Round 8.

February 9, 2017 0

We’re not going back very far at all for this week’s annotated game. It is taken from this year’s Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Round eight of the Masters group, saw World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, paired [more]

A Couple of Wijk aan Zee Classics

January 12, 2017 0

Round one of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2017, begins in a couple of days time. To mark the occasion, I thought it would be rather nice to take a look back at last year’s tournament [more]

One From The Archives: M. Muzychuk vs Hou, 2015

March 3, 2016 0

This week, the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship gets underway, in Lviv, Ukraine. The defending champion, Mariya Muzychuk of the Ukraine, takes on the challenge of Hou Yifan of China. The word ‘challenge’ is perhaps [more]