Professor: Hello, Class. Happy April Fool’s Day!
Lucian: Professor, April Fool’s Day has come and gone. It was three days ago.
Zephyr: I prefer to think of April 1 as being Rachmaninoff’s birthday.
Lucian: I don’t know if I’d... | Read More
Professor: Good day, class. Would you rather be a knight? Or would you rather be a bishop?
Zephyr: That’s quite a “hello,” Professor.
Lucian: I’m fine. How are you?
Professor: I’m doing OK. Forgive me for getting right into matt... | Read More
I was interested in finding open-source chess tools for analysis, study and preparation. Last time I checked, I wasn't too excited, but this time I am happy to find about SCID. SCID is an open-source chess database that has a lot of the options a... | Read More
Greetings everyone! I am grandmaster Rafael Leitão, from Brazil. My FIDE rating is 2645. I am going to write a series of articles about chess preparation. Many ambitious chessplayers do not know how to work in order to achieve a master and grandm... | Read More
I received several questions asking how I would handle weird openings like 1.d4 d5 2.Be3?! and 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qd6?. The number of permutations of possible weird openings, even on the first two moves, is enormous, so no one can be "prepared" for al... | Read More