From time to time I put together various reader questions and comments (while ignoring the “Die Silman Die!” raves) and share them with the good folks on Chess.com. I try to give a good mix of subjects so that there will be a bit of so... | Read More
Last week, chess fans received the sad news that GM Walter Browne had died at 66.
Browne was a legendary chess figure in the United States, a six-time national champion, and a fixture in the strongest chess tournaments for decades.
FM Mike Kle... | Read More
In my previous articles, I discussed two "chess boxing" combos, "The Chess Uppercut" and "The Chess Sucker Punch."
Today, I'll show you "Fischer's Jab."
The definition of a jab is "a quick, sharp blow, especially with the fist... | Read More
This is the time of the year when kids are passing their final exams in school, so I decided to offer a quiz for our readers too.
We did regular chess tests before (for example, here and here), so today I decided to try something new.
You... | Read More
Half the variations which are calculated in a tournament game turn out to be completely superfluous. Unfortunately, no one knows in advance which half. -- GM Jan Timman, The Art of Chess Analysis (1997)
As we saw in part one, chess does not... | Read More