Chess often forms a juncture with various disciplines such as literature, poetry, music, painting or films. The point where they meet can be symbolic, thematic or just a hook meant to reel in the audience. Certain artists or writers are, in... | Read More
Cross-pins or double pins are names for a rare and particularly interesting tactic. Under certain conditions it can also be called the St. Andrew's Cross, counter-pins and combination pins.
A cross-pin can be absolute, r... | Read More
Topic for May/June: The Endgame
(Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.)
The Good and the Bad of Speed Che... | Read More
The 1930 San Remo International was a rather one-sided affair. World Champion Alexander Alekhine stormed through the field, winning 13 games and conceding only two draws. Yet this tournament is remembered not for Alekhine's magisterial performance... | Read More
"We have to play by the !@#$ rules!" -- Amanda Young, Saw II.
In last week's article, we discussed a dangerous strategic concept, the saw.
So, what should you do if your opponent turns it against you? Well, as Amanda put it, you should ... | Read More