Professor: Hello, Class. Happy Halloween!
(Smiles and good cheer.)
Zephyr: Do you have any treats for us today, Professor?
Rachel: You know, like tricks or treats.
Lucian: I really like gummy bears.
Zephyr: Forget gu... | Read More
“Did you have a nice Halloween?” the Professor asked both Zephyr and Lucian who, once again, were in class together.
Both of the Professor’s prized students nodded in agreement.
The Professor continued: “I’m curious. What did y... | Read More
Chess is a scary game – as Vladimir Nabokov wrote in his book The Luzhin Defense (which, if you haven’t read, you should!):
Suddenly, something occurred outside his being, a scorching pain - and he let out a loud cry, shaking his han... | Read More
This is another game in which Bobby Fischer comes up with another ingenious idea. On his twenty-third move, he seemingly sacrifices his rook, and then reveals his point when he traps the black queen in his own territory. After that, he springs a f... | Read More
We have been a part of chess.com for the past two and a half years writing opening columns. Today we are making a switch to help you guys by answering your questions. We have personally read some of IM Jeremy Silman's columns and ... | Read More