This was a 10 min blitz game. After outplaying my opponent with Black pieces, the position below was reached. In this moment my stubborn opponent resigned at such overwhelming disadvantage.
Later I reviewed this game and suddenly was shocked when... | Read More
LS, or Basic Unit of Visual Acuity for Pattern Recognition in Chess
Last time we saw that the basics of chess are actually a mindset, a thought process (something that goes true for any domain of human activity). And the basics of the basics, t... | Read More
That title is pretty horrible, but I'm told it's very "googleable". Let's go with that.
I recently received three books from New in Chess. Two of them are your run-of-the-mill chess books: well written, somewhat typical and, simply, good books. ... | Read More
In honor of Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, I offer this article on The Navy Hymn, "Eternal Father, Strong to Save".
Here is the song sung by The U.S. Navy Band's Sea Chanters:
The original words were written as a poem ... | Read More
The purpose of the previous two posts is simply background, how I got to where I am. The reason I am doing this is not simply to share anicdotes with people who play chess, but in this new age of computers and understanding to develop my game.... | Read More