The 90s were a decade of complex openings: in particular, the King's Indian and the Semi-Slav.
In 1992, a peculiar attacking idea came out of Latvia to combat the Semi-Slav, Meran Variation.
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6... | Read More
One of the most intellectual sports, chess, surprisingly has many similarities with one of the most barbaric sports, boxing. In both activities you are basically trying to "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”
Today we are going to ... | Read More
Around June, Rubik's Cube extraordinaire and chess aficionado Tyson Mao approached me with a fascinating proposal. Together with his friend Jesse Levinson, Tyson was exploring the current state of computer chess engines.
It is well establis... | Read More
Legend: a story coming down from the past; especially: one popularly regarded as historical although not verifiable (Merriam Webster Dictionary).
There are great chess players and there are legendary chess players. What's the differenc... | Read More
Every chess player has a unique style, his own tendencies and preferences. But one attribute is common to all elite grandmasters: tenacity.
Consider Magnus Carlsen's performance at the 2015 Gashimov Memorial. In the first round, Magnus conf... | Read More