(This interview was initially published in April 2015 on our blog; view it here!)
International Master John Watson is currently one of the top 400 players in the USA. Watson has written over 30 books on the many dimensions of chess; one o... | Read More
Not all chess is equal, nor does time treat it as such. Correspondence chess and over-the-board (OTB) chess, while similar to each other in some respects, are dissimilar in many other respects. For example, the time limit is a more pressing consid... | Read More
Cars and chess players sometime don't make very good mates. Here are a few items about cars, car accidents, and chess players.
In 1901, Johannes von Minckwitz (1843-1901) committed suicide by stepping in front of a street car near Biebr... | Read More
US Chess Championships
LEARNING MY FATAL FLAWS! (Part 1)
This tournament took place in Columbus, Ohio from April 10-12, 2015. I learned a lot about myself and what I need to improve on, which is what I have never learned EVER before from playin... | Read More
Please forgive any mistake or grammatical errors.
1. e4 e6 Classic move that controls the center taking hold of the d5 and f5 squares and opening up diagonals for the queen and bishop. Opponent has the same idea.
2. Nf3 d5 Si... | Read More