"I am stuck at 1700. Does that make me studid?"
"Is there a correlation between chess rating and IQ?"
One of the world's leading physicists and expert on string theory is Ed Witten. Ed took up chess for a while and what was his rating? 1700. I d... | Read More
Recently, IM Jeremy Silman contributed an article featuring the talent of Ignatz Kolisch, one of the strongest, if not the strongest, player during the 1860s.
Mr. Silman's article, Kolisch: Unknown Tactical Monster, demonstra... | Read More
"How can I tell if a chess book is too advanced for me?"
Excellent question. Often you can't! Even books' suggested reading levels (eg by rating) are often misleading, partly because the publisher wants to sell books, not exclude readers who migh... | Read More
"I read chess books and I understand them but when I get the same situations in a game I don't do the right things."
This is a common complaint, but it is so generic that, unless I knew exactly what the viewer read and his chess situation, it is ... | Read More
Tschigorin had written in 1880: "In the chess world there are not a lot of names with such a wide and well-deserved reputation as the that of our compatriot Carl A. Jaenisch."
Carl von Jaenisch (1813-1872)
Jaenish, a rai... | Read More