By 1990, Garry Kasparov had done what nobody had done before since the creation of the world championship: defended his title multiple times against the clearly best challenger. All in all, he and Anatoly Karpov played five quite grueling matches ... | Read More
"If you had a choice of seeing the future or reading your opponent's mind as they apply to a chess game, which one would you do?"
I never had that question before!
If I could see the future (not with regards to the game), there are some options ... | Read More
1. Slow Down
chess clock with symbolic time by Kristoffersonschach |CC
Blitz and bullet chess are great fun, but can you really appreciate the subtle beauty of the game when you're making a move every two seconds? Maybe if you&rsq... | Read More
Paul Morphy, Spring Hill College, 1854
This is a highly unusual article for me. I have no love for chess engines. Additionally, I have severe reservations about trying to compare modern players with 19th cenutry players. It h... | Read More
Unsurprisingly, one of my favorite movies of all time is Searching for Bobby Fischer (I know - the things you find out about me!). Hollywood-style dramatizations of chess games aside, the film is extremely well-made, featuring a thoughtful ex... | Read More