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Monday, January 11, 2010

Magnus Carlsen and the Touch-Move Rule

Hello everybody!

I am finishing my new DVD project "
CHESS BLITZ FEVER", which is in part a video course with advice on how to play better blitz and partly a collection of some of my best wins from the 2009 World Blitz Championship, including wins against World Champion Vishy Anand, World #1 rated Magnus Carlsen, and Super-GM's Levon Aronian, Alexander Morozevich, Vugar Gashimov, Alexander Grischuk, Judith Polgar, and Arkady Naiditsch. I posted some of them on TubeChess but without comments, and the DVD versions are professionally produced with proper video intros and full commented games with both 2D boards and live blitz in parallel.

The YouTube video above is a sample of this DVD. This game Carlsen - Kosteniuk is a memorable game for me since I was able to beat the World #1 rated player Magnus Carlsen, 2801 ELO at the time, while I only had 2517 ELO.

It also illustrates the
Touch-Move rule in chess at its best. There is a lively discussion in the YouTube comments to my video, so feel free to join in if you have a YouTube nickname. If not, you can comment on this blog and also on my Facebook Fan page.

I will be posting some more samples on my
YouTube channel in the days ahead, but hope that you will support me by buying my DVD (preorders taken right now), that helps me produce more free videos for you to enjoy.

Posted by Alexandra Kosteniuk
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  • At January 11, 2010 at 1:57 PM , Anonymous Ezekial1 said...

    You played with real grace and tolerance against Magnus. Well done! I hope Magnus can learn from this and try to behave with a little more manners in future games!

  • At January 11, 2010 at 4:24 PM , Blogger Palamède said...

    Kasparov's (bad) influence!? This brings back memories of Kasparov-J. Polgar, Linares '94...

    Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
    John Adams, 'Argument in Defense of the Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials,' December 1770
    US diplomat & politician (1735 - 1826)

  • At January 11, 2010 at 4:26 PM , Anonymous Thibault @ FICGS chess said...

    Funny ending & nice result. That's chess also & chess needs such rules... Well done :)

  • At January 12, 2010 at 3:19 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    We enforce touch-move at our club. Even when I blunder (in a friendly non tournament game), I do not allow my opponent to let me get away with a take back, unless that game is considered a full loss, and the continued game is considered a new one. Also shaking your opponent's hand is a rule that we enforce.

    Our Motto:

    A Chess Friendship Is More Important Than Chess Win

    Richard A. Cuddy
    Senior member of the
    Seymour Library/Burger King Chess Clubs

  • At May 7, 2010 at 10:03 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Great dvd cover. Very exciting video stuff. I just have watched your win against Judit Polgàr. Good job.


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