Sure, I know what you are thinking: "YATB, Stick? Really?" Yup, that's right, Yet Another Tactics Book, folks. I figure that I can always do with some more tactics study in whatever form it might take, and Susan Polgar's Chess Tactics For ... | Read More
This is one of the 100 endgame you must know, says GM Jesus de la Villa. It was also the subject of the first recorded chess endgame study by Al-Aldi in 842 AD.
I. Evaluation & Principles
Usually won if the knight ventures a... | Read More
A great player once said "Chess is 99% tactics!" While modern masters argue chess is only 90% tactics these days, it's still the most profitable area for amateurs to study.
Tactical Warfare: The Pin
Target Audience: <1600 on chess.com
The ... | Read More
My System, chapter one arms players with the strategems they need to compete in the opening and early middlegame:
Lesson 1 covers §1.1- §1.3 which explain how to develop your pieces efficiently.
Lesson 2 covers §1.4 and dea... | Read More
When you finish this article, you will be able to see ten half-moves ahead, just like Josh Waitzkin did in the movie, "Searching for Bobby Fischer". Let's begin by looking at a K+P vs K+P endgame played brilliantly by GM Pavasovic la... | Read More
This position by Kopaev is practical and instructive. If your goal is to be a strong tournament player, this is a great position to understand. You've seen the moves, but perhaps the reasons for them are not so obvious. Read on, and I will e... | Read More