Bobby Fischer played 1st board for the US in four chess Olympiads, the final one being Siegen in 1970. In 1972, after beating Spassky, the first major event he skipped (and never played again!) was that summer's Olympiad in Skopje.
Fischer also p... | Read More
“I’m glad to see you’re both here in class together,” ProfessorPando said to Zephyr and Lucian.
“Also, I want to tell you what I saw the other night at the chess club,” the Professor went on. “Although I don’t want to admit i... | Read More
"Should I continue playing a weak opening if I know it well?" This is one of those questions that depends on more information, such as:
"How weak is the opening?"
"Who considers it weak?"
"Who are you playing", etc.
I gave the example of the ... | Read More
This week I will be reviewing a unique book - 200 Open Games, by the former "Vice-World Champion", David Bronstein. Rather than fully annotated games, this book presents 200 short vignettes, each followed by an un-annotated game, with one diagram.... | Read More
In the course of updating the Caxton Named Opening list I have been reading both the New in Chess Yearbooks and SOS series. Opening novelties are not dead. New ideas have been aided by computer tools, which have also rescued many obscure old ideas... | Read More