New Minev column and article posted today. New books available.

October 20th, 2012

A new Minev column in the “Mini-Lessons” series was posted today. Also a new article in the “From the Unpublished Archives” collection. Lastly, there are two new Minev books available for purchase at Lulu.com: 1) Chigorin and Janowsky: Fifty Great Short Games, and 2) Caro-Kann: Fantasy Variation (which was out of print, but now available again).

New Minev article and crosstables posted

May 28th, 2012

A new IM Minev article was posted today, “French Defense – Exchange Variation: The Potential of c2-c4.” This article is another in the series “Mini-Lessons from the Short Stories of the 21st Century”.

I also posted 18 new or revised crosstables today. All are from 19th century events. The list of tournaments posted is
1857NewYork.htm
1858Birmingham.htm
1862Dusseldorf.htm
1862London.htm
1865Dublin.htm
1865Elberfeld.htm
1866London.htm
1867Cologne.htm
1867Dundee.htm
1868Aachen.htm
1869Barmen.htm
1869Hamburg.htm
1870BadenBaden.htm
1870London.htm
1871BadEms.htm
1871Cleveland.htm
1871Krefeld.htm
1871Leipzig.htm

New Minev column posted

September 11th, 2011

A new IM Minev column was posted today.

New Minev column posted

August 7th, 2011

A new IM Minev column was posted today. The next installment in the Mini-Lessons from Short Games of the 21st Century series (Lesson 23: Fresh Mini-Stories from 2011) is due toward the end of August.

No new crosstables were posted this again month (still hoping to get the new Minev title completed soon).

New Minev column posted

June 28th, 2011

A new IM Minev column was posted today.

The next installment in the Mini-Lessons from Short Games of the 21st Century series (Lesson 22: New Adventures in the English Opening) is due toward the end of July.

No new crosstables were posted this month, as I am instead focusing attention on final steps for publication of a new Minev book in the “50 Great Short Games” series. This series currently features titles of Bronstein, Miles, and Spielmann. To these will be added a new title featuring the games of Chigorin and Janowsky. If all goes well, the new title should be available for purchase in July.

New Minev article and crosstables posted

June 7th, 2011

A new IM Minev article was posted today. This article is another in the series “Notes From the Unpublished Archives”.

The next file upload will be a new installment in the Mini-Lessons from Short Games of the 21st Century series, Lesson 21: Nostalgia (due toward the end of June).

I also posted 9 new or revised crosstables today. The list of tournaments posted is:
1953Beverwijk.htm
1953Hastings.htm
1953Zurich.htm
1954AmsterdamCh.htm
1954Belgrade.htm
1954Beverwijk.htm
1954Bucharest.htm
1954MardelPlata.htm
1954Montevideo.htm

Readers are also encourage to check out a recent blog posting: My Interview with Nikolay Minev on Derrick’s Blog. It contains some good background on Nikolay’s life, and a real sense of his personality.

New Minev article and crosstables posted

May 7th, 2011

A new IM Minev article was posted today. This article is another in the series “Notes From the Unpublished Archives”. (These are topics of interest to Nikolay – facinating mating patterns, interesting opening ideas, and the like – on which he has collected information and started initial work, but which are not completed, finished works. He offers them in the spirit of sharing: if a topic strikes your interest too, feel free to use Nikolay’s work and notes in any way you choose to complete the work on your own!)

The next file upload in this series is due toward the end of May.

I also posted 21 new or revised crosstables today. The list of tournaments posted is:
1950Amsterdam.htm
1950Beverwijk.htm
1950Bled.htm
1950Budapest.htm
1950Hastings.htm
1950MardelPlata.htm
1951Beverwijk.htm
1951Birmingham.htm
1951Dortmund.htm
1951Dublin.htm
1951Hastings.htm
1951MardelPlata.htm
1951Oxford.htm
1951PuntadelEste.htm
1951Sopot.htm
1952Beverwijk.htm
1952Budapest.htm*
1952Enschede.htm
1952RiodeJaneiro.htm
1952Stockholm.htm
1952Vienna.htm

NEXT UP:
Dream Match: Lasker vs Pillsbury

New Minev article and crosstables posted

April 5th, 2011

A new IM Minev article was posted today. This article is another in the series “Notes From the Unpublished Archives”. (These are topics of interest to Nikolay – facinating mating patterns, interesting opening ideas, and the like – on which he has collected information and started initial work, but which are not completed, finished works. He offers them in the spirit of sharing: if a topic strikes your interest too, feel free to use Nikolay’s work and notes in any way you choose to complete the work on your own!)

The next file upload in this series is due toward the end of April.

I also posted 21 new or revised crosstables today. The list of tournaments posted is:
1946Beverwijk.htm
1947Aalborg.htm
1947Amsterdam.htm
1947Baarn.htm
1947Beverwijk.htm
1947Hilversum.htm
1947ReggioEmilia.htm
1947SaoPaolo.htm
1947Warsaw.htm
1948Beverwijk.htm
1948Hastings.htm
1948MardelPlata.htm
1948MarianskeLazne.htm
1948Nijmegen.htm
1948Saltsjobaden.htm
1948TheHague.htm
1948Venice.htm
1949Copenhagen.htm
1949Heidelberg.htm
1949MardelPlata.htm
1949Venice.htm

New Minev article and crosstables posted

March 1st, 2011

A new IM Minev article was posted today. This article is the first of several that will be posted over the next few months.

Dr. Minev is taking a break from the “Mini-Lessons from Games of the 21st Century” series, and is instead offering some research files from his archive of ideas. These articles represent topics of interest to Nikolay – facinating mating patterns, interesting opening ideas, and the like – on which he has collected information and started initial work. But they are not completed, finished works. He offers them in the spirit of sharing: if a topic strikes your interest too, feel free to use Nikolay’s work and notes in any way you choose to complete the work on your own!

The next file upload in this series is due toward the end of March.

I also posted 10 new or revised crosstables today. The list of tournaments posted is:
1942Munich.htm
1943Prague.htm
1946Groningen.htm
1946Hastings.htm
1946Maastricht.htm
1946Prague.htm
1946Rome.htm
1946Yankton.htm
1946Zaandam.htm
1946Zaandam-2.htm

New Minev column and crosstables posted

February 1st, 2011

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A new IM Minev column (in the “Mini-Lessons from Games of the 21st Century”) was posted today. Dr. Minev is taking a break from the series, but will offer some files from his research over the coming months. Next file upload (A Bayonet Against the Grunfeld (4.g4!?) is due toward the end of February.

I also posted 12 new or revised crosstables today. The list of tournaments posted is:
1941Baarn.htm
1941Beverwijk.htm
1941Florence.htm
1941Groningen.htm
1941LeningradMoscow.htm
1942Chocen.htm
1942Prague.htm
1942Salzburg.htm
1943Salzburg.htm
1944Olomouc.htm
1945Ljubljana.htm
1945Prague.htm