As discussed in my earlier blog, "Surviving the Opening as Black", I attempt to show you how to play better than average chess without a lot of book study. The Pirc/Modern is a universal defense against any opening by white. And, it's one of my ... | Read More
As discussed in my earlier blog, "Surviving the Opening as White", I attempt to show you how to play better than average chess without a lot of book study. So how do we continue after we've finished our OSFM openings?
The safest strategy is to re... | Read More
Two Modern "One-Size-Fits-Most" Defenses for Black
In my last blog article, I covered the early opening for white. OK. So what if you're playing black? First of all, just realize that white has a tempo on you from the start. If white plays ... | Read More
A "One-Size-Fits-Most" Opening Strategy for White The opening is the most important part of the game. While white enjoys the first move initiative, black sets the pattern of play with a variety of defense strategies. Without a solid opening stra... | Read More
A “one size fits most” approach for us average players.
So what exactly is average chess? I remember reading somewhere that the average chess tournament player is about a 1400 rating. If so, what does it take to get a higher than averag... | Read More
Chess for FUN?
What happened to chess for fun? I’m not a rated player, in fact, I didn’t learn the game until well past my youth. However, I can still remember having a lot of fun playing chess.
Yes, those were the days. Bobby Fischer w... | Read More