After the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5, not every player of the white pieces agrees to take up the baton and confront the Benoni Defense or the Benko Gambit by playing 3.d5. Some may prefer to send the game toward the quieter English Opening by playing ... | Read More
Lately I’ve gotten several letters from chess fans who want to know what kind of chess books I like, and what books I consider to be the best of all time.
That kind of “best-ever” list is very much a matter of taste, and a small list is imp... | Read More
“I would like to understand the type of games I am interested in playing. I am a beginner, and I thought that maybe I might make a database of every game certain people played with a certain opening. My idea is ... | Read More
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Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint Amant (also written: Pierre Charles-Fournié de Saint-Amant)
After the death of La Bourdonnais, the mantle of leading chess player of France fell upon the shoulders... | Read More