Professor: Good afternoon, class.
A congenial, but less than enthusiastic response was detectable.
Professor: The class tournament is coming up, and so I've invited an eighth member to join our group.
Lucian: The tournament starts this weekend,... | Read More
Professor: Hello, Class. Happy Halloween!
(Smiles and good cheer.)
Zephyr: Do you have any treats for us today, Professor?
Rachel: You know, like tricks or treats.
Lucian: I really like gummy bears.
Zephyr: Forget gu... | Read More
Professor: Happy Independence Day, Class!
Lucian: You mean happy July Fourth, don’t you?
Zephyr: They’re the same day.
Thomas: That’s the way the Founding Fathers planned it.
Zephyr: Maybe the Founding Mothers had the sam... | Read More
My last article didn’t have any chess puzzles, which I know Chess.com readers enjoy. To make up for that, we’ll have a simple article this week composed entirely of puzzles. And, as I did in Part 2 of this series, all examples will be ... | Read More
Occasionally I hear some intermediate level players protest that any problem that does not follow the normal "needs" of a chess game can't be helpful to your game. These "normal" concerns would include:
White (Black) to play and win (if you are n... | Read More