My favorite chess.com hero has posted another "useful" instruction - how to find "a risk free position" playing against Latvian gambit.
His instruction has one major problem - it has too many "holes" e.g. opponents moves which may take any >20... | Read More
I found this pretty amusing. The same day I published the original "Just Keep Moving" blog, another player goes into the same variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined against me in another 15 minute game. He played a little bit better, but bla... | Read More
I've had the fortunate experience of gaining 80ish rating points in my last 2 or 3 tournaments. This jump was caused largely by an U2200 tournament win, where I went 4.5/5. With the exception of my round 2 game, which was more or less a theore... | Read More
Improving in chess is something that most players here strive for. But books, engines and even a chess.com premium membership can only take you so far.
Most people reach a point in their chess development where they need someone to help them deve... | Read More
Its been awhile since I posted, but I've been busy with that real life thing.
Recently I had the opportunity to play in Toronto's Annual Labour Day Open, a big and well run tournament directed by NM Bryan Lamb. The tournament was f... | Read More