GM DanielNaroditsky |
Let us begin with a small challenge. Take a look at the following diagram:
It is the starting position, stripped of all pieces except kings. If you managed to examine it without a yawn, eye roll, or grimace, you have passed the test .
Pieces lend the game its beauty and complexity. Even without them, however, the position usually remains incredibly complicated and tense. Indeed, paw... Read More