We've known for a while that the former world blitz number-one GM Maxim Dlugy would play in this month's Death Match 32. Now we know his opponent: blitz maven and past Death Match champion IM Yaacov Norowitz.
The match will be three hours of bli... | Read More
This image comes from "The Book of Games" comissioned by Alphonso X, 1283
The most significant event to occur in the history of chess was the transformation of the game from its Medieval form into its Modern form. This metam... | Read More
In the early 21st century, a new permutation of the evergreen Sicilian Dragon appeared: rather than place the queen's rook, obviously, on the open c-file, to put it instead on the closed b-file, supporting an advance of the b-pawn:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3... | Read More
Intuition manifests itself first and foremost in the ability, in a somewhat unconscious way, and with a high degree of accuracy, to choose between different lines of play. — GM Valeri Beim, The Enigma of Chess Intuition
I ca... | Read More
Last Friday, we discussed the first half of José Raúl Capablanca's chess career, tracing his meteoric rise through the lens of his finest positional wins.
In 1921, after a decade of heated negotiations and parley, the final te... | Read More