No one sets out to lose a chess game.
Before the opening moves, chess players want to win, or at least save a draw if winning chances slip away.
But losing is part of the game. Even the best players in the world lose. Play enough games and los... | Read More
The last two weeks, we looked at the chess pieces most and least likely to survive the game.
Most of the time, those chess pieces will be the normal Staunton tournament set we all know so well.
When playing online, though, you can choose ... | Read More
Most chess players have found themselves lost deeply in a game, so consumed by the position on the board — or the tactics brewing in their heads — that they all but ignore their surroundings.
Usually these games are played ... | Read More
You might know that Bobby Fischer was responsible for creating unprecedented excitement in the United States chess community when he defeated Boris Spassky to win the 1972 world championship over the Soviet Union.
Fischer’s victory inspired mi... | Read More
"I noticed that the pre-registration for the Open section of the Holly Heisman Memorial (HHM) fundraiser chess tournament on Aug 3 (in Wynnewood, PA just outside Philadelphia) has several titled players. I am only in the 1500's. Is there any way I... | Read More