[Editor's note: Here are more selected chess stories from IM Silman.]
CELEBRITIES GONE WILD
1988 and I just landed in Mazatlan, Mexico. Though the main course was the world 30-minute championships (packed with the best players in the world)... | Read More
Chess sets and equipment make great gifts for the holidays. Studies have shown that playing chess has many benefits, including better memory function, problem-solving skills, creativity, social skills, concentration and more. (10 Big Benefits of P... | Read More
Jacob Henry Sarratt (1772-1819)
Jacob Henry Sarratt, born in 1772, worked primarily as schoolmaster but was much better known for his avocations which, of course, included chess.
After Philidor's death, Verdoni (along with Leg... | Read More
Miss Rosa Jefferson
The champion women chess player of the world
Rosa B. Jefferson
Although she was a significant historical figure in American chess, Rosa Bradford Jefferson has remained largely unknown. Miss Jefferson edited ... | Read More
A few months ago, IM Jeremy Silman wrote an entertaining and highly informative article on why grandmasters blunder.
I was particularly impressed with his opening remark:
"Over the years I’ve noticed that whenever a grandmaster hang... | Read More