This new series is all about attacking chess, combinations and fun. And all of them are in puzzle form (some easy, some difficult) so you can see how your tactical IQ stands up to the old, sometimes forgotten greats. And, if you learn a tiny bit ... | Read More
This week we turn our attention to one of the most swashbuckling of openings: the Evans Gambit.
Unlike some other openings whose first use was surrounded by mystery and uncertainty, the origins of the Evans Gambit seem fairly clear.
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Everyone knows the popular, "normal" openings played at the top level of chess.
The Ruy-Lopez, the Sicilian, the French: thousands of pages have been written about these world-championship-level openings.
But what if you're not playing a... | Read More
"I want to play a game." -- John '"Jigsaw" Kramer (from the movie Saw).
You all probably know this cliche from many horror movies:
A group of people are having fun (like a bunch of drunk college kids partying in a remote location), upbeat... | Read More
Topic for next month: Losing
(Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions outside of that theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments. If I get the opportunity to answer a different ki... | Read More