The second half of the 18th century into the early 19th century was marked with cultural changes previously equaled perhaps only by the Renaissance. There were great and important political revolutions, such as those... | Read More
Some men and women are clearly champions and reach the pinnacle of their field in an almost predictable manner. Some are champion material, but the fates have conspired against them, keeping them from reaching the very top. Still other... | Read More
In recent years, a strange little move has become surprisingly popular in combating the famous Najdorf Defense of the Sicilian: 6.h3.
Personally, I have used this move since 2000, when I finally had to admit that it was more correct than the 6.R... | Read More
The Internet is full of memes and funny pictures for virtually all subjects, including chess.
We've already looked at the weirdest chess sets, the best chess GIFs, and the 11 worst chessboard photos.
We even found 14 chess couples who fell in ... | Read More
Dr. Richard Eales' great book "Chess: the History of a Game" in part traces the popularity of mostly modern chess through time. I was chagrined, however, by its minor mention of the Turk in this regard. Obviously I consider the explo... | Read More