The U.S. Open chess tournament has been around since 1900 when it was called the Western Chess Association Championship and first won by Louis Uedemann, the creator of the Uedemann Code which was used to send chess m... | Read More
"I get really nervous during important games; what should I do?"
"I get really worried about my rating. Do you have any suggestions?"
I think these two questions, while undoubtedly different, are in some senses closely related. As I have noted, ... | Read More
If you look on Wikipedia, or for that matter on almost any website that mentions it, including the official USCF website and the site of the US Chess Trust, You will notice that all these places honor Adele Rivero as the first officia... | Read More
Chess.com's 21st Death Match will have GMs Georg Meier and Imre Balog at the card table on Saturday, February 15 at 1 p.m. Eastern, 10 a.m. Pacific. (GMT - 8) But who brings better cards to the casino?
Meier, FIDE 2636, has a chip lead... | Read More
"What can I do to get worse at chess? Right now I am playing too well."
Great question, and possibly not as silly as it may sound. After all, GM Znosko-Borovsky once wrote a book called How Not to Play Chess, so why not look at ways to get worse?... | Read More