"I don't do better as White than as Black; what is wrong?" On the average, having White against a player of equal value means you should score about 57% of the points (e.g. 40 wins, 34 draws, and 26 losses in 100 games), which translates to about ... | Read More
Two of the questions on today's show were:
1) Give us an example of how you evalute a position, and
2) What do you think about the line 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 b6 (a fairly rare variation of the French Defense, Tarrasch Variation)?
I did not have... | Read More
“I read Winning Chess Strategies and RAYC 4th Ed. this year and then decided to enter my first OTB tournament in 20 years: the 2011 U.S. Class Championship.
“GM Timur Gareev, at over 2700, was heading up the master section, while I was sett... | Read More
Could you tell me your honest evaluation of the Colle system as a whole. Is it effective at the sub 2000 level?
First, let’s clarify the difference between the Colle and the Colle - Zukertort:
Colle - Zuk... | Read More
Edgar Colle was born in Gent, Belgium, in 1897, best known for the eponymous Colle System: 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3 e6 4.Bd3 c5 5.c3. The formation c3-d4-e3 is the famous Colle triangle, a species of reversed Semi-Slav Defense. This placid-looking o... | Read More