Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Basman in action again! - Dec. 2015

IM Basman played again at the London Classic weekend sharing equal 2nd place:
and...of course he always played 1.g4 & 1..g5!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

IM Rossi - IM Enchev 1-0 from the 18° Festival "Città di Padova" - Dec 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Jens Ove Fries Nielsen's annotated games & lectures

Request to the blog's readers:

Where can we find:
  • games that Jens Ove Fries Nielsen annotated himself?
  •  a site/magazine containing the lectures where Jens Ove Fries Nielsen spoke about 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Ng8; 1.e3 (with 1..g6 2.h4); 1.e4 c6 2.d4 Na6 etc. ?
If positive, please send an email to

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

IM Jens Ove Fries Nielsen wins with 1.e3 Nf6 2.g4!?

Here's an exciting UCO game by IM Jens Ove Fries Nielsen against a 2300+ fide rated player

Monday, May 18, 2015

IM Jens Ove Fries Nielsen in action

In the recent Copenhagen Chess Challenge 2015  IM Jens Ove Fries Nielsen played his rare openings:
With the white pieces he played 1.e3..
a) 1..Nf6 3.c4 c5 3.f4 which Hugh Myers used to call 'Mujannah formation' in the Myers Openings Bulletin Vol. 1 N° 2, because the Arab pioneers of the game like to combine c4 with an early f4
b) 1..d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.b4.. is a variation of the Sokolsky's opening (1.b4) having sidestepped 1..e5 2.Bb2 Bxb4 3.Bxe5 Nf6 which is dynamic and double edged
c) 1..e5 2.c4 Nf6 3.a3 d5 4.b4.. with a St.George formation

After a Kings Indian attack in between, the last round was again a real UCO : 1. d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 c5 3.e3 g6 4.g4!?..

With the black pieces he was also quite unusual for instance:

1.e4 d6 2.d4 a6!? :
a) 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.d5 Nb8 5.a4 e5
b) 3.f4 d5 4.e5 Bf5

1.Nc3 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.e4 d6!?

All the tournament games can be downloaded at the tournament site:

Jens Ove Fries Nielsen's fighting spirit is admirable, considering he is in his mid 50-ties!

We want to express our appreciation to IM Gerard Welling for the inspiration.

Remembering IM Giorgio Porreca

IM Giorgio Porreca has been an important man in the italian chess world.

In these days it has been published a book about him, in italian language, full of anecdotes and a few games.

At this link:
"Il maestro dei maestri della scacchiera: Giorgio Porreca" di Achille della Ragione e Carlo Castrogiovanni
you can download the entire free pdf.

See also this web page

These are some of Porreca's books upon which a whole generation of italian chess players has studied:

Sunday, May 17, 2015

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Nh6 game (both players rated > Elo 2200)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Mikhalevski, Victor (Fide Rating 2559) - Westreich, Itay (Fide Rating 1929): 0-1 16th European Individual Championship 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

C. Rossi - A. Stella Padova (Italy) 2013 1-0 (1.d4 Nf6 2.g4 game)

2400+ International Master beaten by the Gibbins Weidenhagen Gambit 1.d4 Nf6 2.g4!? in a tournament game:

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Riff J. N. - Welling G 0-1 Pfalz Open 2015

IM Welling recent & nice win against GM Riff at the Pfalz Open

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2015, Round 1 [White "Badrakh Galmandakh"] [Black "Alexander Motylev"] 1-0

White player was rated 2240 and Black's 2630..

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Sometimes playing in Basman's style doesn't pay off

Sometimes playing an early g4 move in Basman's style doesn't pay dividents even if white is a very strong GM: