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  • 5 Grandmaster Tips To Improve Your Tactics!

    Do you find yourself getting a good position only to spoil it by missing a simple tactic?  How about getting a promising attack but failing to find a forced mate or win of material?  I hope these five simple tips will help to sharpen y... | Read More

  • Beware Of Alekhine's Gun

    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

  • How To Play The Mar del Plata

    Dear readers: I will be continuing to cover opening variations in my column, but a slight shift will be made. Rather than looking at the historical developments of whole openings, I will be covering specific lines -- and not as much from a histori... | Read More

  • 5 Things You Need For Real-World Chess

    We already know that you can take and its mobile app to play chess anywhere, but sometimes there’s nothing like playing on a real board with real pieces. If you’re lucky, you can try your hand at giant bullet chess, but eve... | Read More

  • Nellie

    1892 "BCM"      In 1894 Nellie Love Marshall Showalter, the wife of then U.S. Chess Champion, Jackson Whipps Showalter, played Mrs. Harriet Worrell, the wife of the renowned chess player who had died in 1878, Thomas Herbert Worrall, also... | Read More

    • Gain at least 50 rating points with a simple method (for beginners)

      A few years ago I had a chat with a chess trainer after some blitz games, and he told me a "golden rule" that I did apply to my own games. "After each move of your opponent, careful look at her/his plans and try to grasp it, and play accordingly ... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 25, 2015
    • Chess Game Review #7 - 1600 vs 1650

      I picked a chess game at random from my friends list to review. I share my thoughts on the game which was between a player with a rating of approximately 1600 and the other with a rating of approximately 1650. Time controls were 30 minutes for eac... | Read More

    • The fastest

      Now may be you didn't know this, but chess is about speed. If you are just a little tiny bit too slow you might loose the game. Runners and bikers sweat a lot while trying to be fast. We chess players don't need so. We only should be clever, use o... | Read More

    • My Biggest Win to Date

      After a long break from blogging and only playing sporadically, I am happy to share a game I played in a recent rapid tournament at the Marshall Chess Club. Although it isn't my cleanest win, it is certainly my biggest, taking down a player rated ... | Read More

    • Battle Of The Legends: Kasparov vs Short

           FIDE couldn’t believe it; they were upset, so upset that they ripped the crown from chess champion Garry Kasparov’s head and said, “This is enough!” In 1993 drama struck the chess world unlike any other conflict seen in the game’... | Read More

      • -_KNiGHt_-
      • | Apr 25, 2015

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