“You’re doing very well,” Professor Pando said to Lucian. “Come grading time, I may even give you an E for excellent!”
“But first you must “play detective.” Consider the following position, with the pieces outlining a capit... | Read More
Today we will review typical positions where one side varied their move order and combined some well-known ideas to reach a new, completely fresh position. When you are familiar with plans and typical ideas, sometimes you don't need to exactl... | Read More
When I introduced this column I mentioned that I probably wouldn't be covering many opening books. However, I decided to write a review of this fairly old book on the French by grandmaster Lev Psakhis from the "Complete..." series. Why?
Well, fi... | Read More
This week, as the holiday vacation draws near, I will be reviewing the book The Art of Defense in Chess by Grandmaster Andrew Soltis. Consider settling down in a soft and comfortable chair and reading this book during those snowy afternoons of you... | Read More
*Please be warned, this is part article, part shameless book plug*
Hey guys this is IM Jonathan Hawkins from England.
My book 'Amateur to IM' was published last month, where I discuss some of the study material I worked on over the last 7-8 ye... | Read More