The Open Sicilian can be broken down into four basic systems.
In one, the Dragon, the black bishop is fianchettoed on g7.
In the Scheveningen, it is developed on e7 while Black adopts a "little center" of pawns on d6 and e6.
In a third, t... | Read More
This Sunday (Dec. 14), "10 fortunate Chess.com members will earn the right to challenge World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen in an online simultaneous exhibition," according to FM Mike Klein's press release.
But I wouldn't call them "fortu... | Read More
In the first installment of my series on the development of various opening variations, we learned about the history of the King's Gambit.
This week we will be moving on to a more modern and frequently seen opening: the Winawer French.
In th... | Read More
The world championship match Carlsen-Anand is over now and it brings some relief to me because I was afraid that I might have to expand this collection of blunders.
Thankfully, despite being tired, both contenders didn't commit any huge b... | Read More
With last week's column, we reached the end of my series on endgames, "Without the Lady." It has been an interesting journey through one of chess's most mysterious and underappreciated domains -- but the end has come.
I now begin a new column co... | Read More