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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
The time has come to look at the history of perhaps the first chess opening: the Scandinavian Defense.
Also known as the Center-Counter, the Scandinavian Defense can be viewed as the most direct and forcing counter to 1.e4. The intrep... | 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
The game we are going to analyze today is quite typical for the style of Mikhail Tal. It features sacrifices, crazy attack and a lot of fun!
Also, as it happened to many Tal's sacrifices, it was proven incorrect. Of course it took "only" a... | Read More
When I have lessons with students, we usually go over their games.
Invariably, the student comes to me thinking that the errors in the game are based on blunders, missed tactics, a bad opening, or some form of positional atrocity. Of course, thes... | Read More