"A queen sacrifice, even when fairly obvious, always rejoices the heart of the chess-lover." -- Savielly Tartakower (1887-1956).
Even the most technical, positional-minded player cannot dispute the accuracy of Tartakower's remark. No matter... | Read More
In recent years, a strange little move has become surprisingly popular in combating the famous Najdorf Defense of the Sicilian: 6.h3.
Personally, I have used this move since 2000, when I finally had to admit that it was more correct than the 6.R... | Read More
The Internet is full of memes and funny pictures for virtually all subjects, including chess.
We've already looked at the weirdest chess sets, the best chess GIFs, and the 11 worst chessboard photos.
We even found 14 chess couples who fell in ... | Read More
In the movie Groundhog Day (1993), Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, a weatherman who inexplicably starts repeating February 2 every day in the groundhog-crazed town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
Connors spends an unknown amount of time stuck i... | Read More
Some chess players love to play offbeat openings.
I knew one class-A player who was a die-hard devotee of the Vulture Defense (1.d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 Ne4?!). He was showing me a book (why do they kill trees to publish such books?) that explaine... | Read More