Somewhere a person wrote that a trap is just the opponent making a mistake. I have a problem with how that is written...
Maybe in Lazard's wonderful small game, a mistake (or two) were made...
White resigned because not taking the Knight meant ... | Read More
Xmas Facts - Who was born on Christmas Day?
1642 - Sir Isaac Newton (mathematician)
1821 - Clara Barton (nurse: founder of American Red Cross)
1887 - Conrad Hilton (hotel magnate)
1899 - Humphrey Bogart (Academy Award-winning actor: The Afric... | Read More
A little over six months ago, Liquid Egg Product wrote a provocative post The demise of chess blogging I've been thinking about this topic lately...The following is a revised version of the comment I left there at the time, with a new bit on the s... | Read More
Finally! I was reading Loomis's blog post about greek gifts (http://blog.chess.com/Loomis/two-more-greek-gifts) and liked the idea of putting the knight on g5 and then planting my queen on h7 for the win. This idea lead me to my first wi... | Read More
A while back I posted on the thematic Greek Gift sacrifice (Bxh7+). In the games I posted black could have drawn with proper defense but failed to find some difficult moves and lost. I have to more examples now. One where the sacrifice was temptin... | Read More