The Chess Olympiad is one of my favorite events. In the words of the Romanian GM Mihail Marin, "the champions themselves do not mind rubbing shoulders with mere mortals, even though this may look risky for their ratings."
Most lopsided matchups,... | Read More
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Peter’s Chess Vibes
“In July I was on holidays for most of the month, and so I missed a lot of chess, for instance the annual tourn... | Read More
According to the book of Exodus, the 10 Commandments were inscribed on two stone tablets and given to Moses on the top of Mt. Sinai -- literally, "from on high."
The 10 commandments of chess, on the other hand, were written by the experts at Che... | Read More
From August 1st through the 14th - the Chess Olympiad will be going on in Tromso, Norway
So far, almost two rounds are completed, and there have been some blunders, time trouble, and some amazing tactical games
If playing the... | Read More
In my article on chess technique, I wholeheartedly agreed with Frank J. Marshall's affirmation that "the hardest thing in chess is to win a won game." Indeed, tenacious defense is now the norm rather than the exception.
Fifty years ago, the fir... | Read More