what amazes me is not that he drew carlsen but that Carlsen was familiar with the game he played with Kasparov. Yeah I know Kasparov is his coach but still, if you were carslen would you have even looked at or bother to recall a 2 on 2 game. g... | Read More
Sorry, i had to paste this blurb from Silman's latest article on chess.com. for some reason I found it amusing:
"To answer your question about whether or not an older unrated player can achieve a high rating if he starts so late, the answer is ... | Read More
1500 rated 12 yr old Pranav Sharma crushed Shirov in only 16 moves in a simul on Feb 11,2010. Wow.
Here's the game:
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Cutting+chess+grandmaster+down+size/2562792/story.html | Read More
I like the question about art or combat. the question about thinking 15-20 moves ahead makes it clear to me I'll never be very good if that's what u need to do.
For those who dont know Magnus is on Facebook and actually posts frequently, pre... | Read More
Here is our tough endgame. typically in bish vs knight the bishop is better when 6 pawns or less and pawns on 2 sides of the board. This is because the bishop can cover squares across the entire board. If pawns only on one side the fact that... | Read More