Chess ratings are used as a tool for evaluating the current playing strength of a person. However, it is important to remember that it is the average number, while in a single game one can perform way above or below his rating. This can be connect... | Read More
According to some Russian chess books, the famous writer Leo Tolstoy played around 600 recorded games. I was able to locate only a half dozen of them. Based on them I can conclude that the famous Russian writer had a very sharp attacking style. ... | Read More
How realistic is it for me to set a goal of achieving a master chess rating?
To help you out, I’ll give a little info on my background. In my younger days I played myself to a 1900+ USCF rating without ever putting serious study ... | Read More
About Chess Ratings
by Bruce Till
The United States Chess Federation (USCF) has instituted a rating system for chess players which allows them to know their relative strength among other rated players, as well as facilitating the pa... | Read More
I confess, I'm not much of a party animal. I suppose in general that people suppose that persons who are interested in chess aren't really so much interested in parties. However, such a supposition is not only somewhat prejudiced, it is also d... | Read More