Reaching One’s GM Chess Potential
Chess.com member Philippe Silex777 asked:
I have been reading your articles for a while now and have a question that I can’t find a satisfying answer to. It’s pretty simple: You wrote books a... | Read More
It is impossible to become a world champion without mastering every facet of the game. Most champions, however, are remembered for their proficiency in one particular area of the game.
To this end, Wilhelm Steinitz is remembered as the founder o... | Read More
To the chess-players of England the 18th century was just a fading memory. Philidor had died and Verdoni, a man with a forgotten first name, took up his reins as professional at Parsloe's in London until he himself died in 1804. At th... | Read More
There is a positional sacrifice that is quite popular in the games of top players, particularly world champions.
It works like this: you have your rook on an open file and you have an outpost there. (I hope most of our readers remember that an o... | Read More
What if Chess.com added a food consumption element to its Death Matches? On which meal would GMs Sam Shankland and Georg Meier prefer to gorge?
For this and other pressing and non-pressing questions, we caught up with the players. You can read b... | Read More