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Peter’s Chess Vibes
All Over Europe
“I write the introduction to this Bulletin from Zurich, where the annual super tournament is under way. Befor... | Read More
Chess can serve as an extremely powerful education tool. It instills key lessons that aren’t directly taught in the classroom.
Through my own chess upbringing beginning when I was five years old, and later through passing on knowledg... | Read More
The year was 1985. Garry Kasparov just became the world champion, and together with his mentor, ex-world champion Mikhail Botvinnik, he was running the first session of the famous Botvinnik-Kasparov school.
A group of young aspiring c... | Read More
Some chess players love to play offbeat openings.
I knew one class-A player who was a die-hard devotee of the Vulture Defense (1.d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 Ne4?!). He was showing me a book (why do they kill trees to publish such books?) that explaine... | Read More
Topic for next month: Chess Teaching
(Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions outside of that theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments. If I get a chance to tackle a different ty... | Read More