Chess Wisdoms and Aphorisms. #11.
Chess is a game of trends and fashions.
So - ‘Stay with the in-crowd and wear the right clothes!’
As you might be aware, the ‘in’ opening for Black at the moment is the Berlin Defence of th... | Read More
Chess Wisdom and Aphorisms. #9.
Chess is a historical contest of chess ideas.
Classical or Hypermodern?
Often medium strength players, play a game of chess and they lose. But they are not quite sure how they lost. They developed, ... | Read More
Hello Chess Fans,
The English Opening is a hypermodern approach to controling the center with 1.c4 claiming control of d5 from the flank. It often transposes into the Reversed Sicilian Opening when Black plays ...e5, giving White a tempo UP ... | Read More
Member Chicken_Monster sent the following questions to me regarding the Ruy Lopez Opening:
Please go over the following if appropriate. Thanks Robert.
(1) What do you recommend playing in the Ruy Lopezas White and as Black? Please explain the i... | Read More
The Nimzo-Indian is one of the most commonly played openings at the top level. Black plays hypermodernly, by allowing white to claim the center with pawns, but then seeks to undermine those pawns with piece play.
Many moves have been essayed in ... | Read More