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  • Perrin

         Although his association with Paul Morphy was somewhat minimal, Frederick Perrin's chess career was very often viewed though Morphy-colored glasses. When Morphy first arrived in New York for his national debut, Perrin was the first man h... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 11

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 year... | Read More

  • Monster Opening Preparation, Part 2

    In our second installment of Monster Opening Preparation (part 1 here), we’ll take a look at two of the most famous “prep” games ever. Both are highlighted by legends concerning the length of time they prepared/analyzed/pondered ... | Read More

  • Review: My Junior Years in 20 Games

    One of the first chess books I bought myself was a red little volume in German called Garrik Kasparow - Idol der Jugend by T.Lais. Published in 1983 - when Kasparov was just 20 years old - it contained 60 lightly annotated games played by the late... | Read More

  • Mysterious GM Moves

    When you hear the word "brilliancy," what comes to mind? A dazzling combination with multiple sacrifices? A captivating tactical melee in which both players display their calculational expertise? Without a doubt, brilliancy has a tactical connotat... | Read More

    • Seventy-Seven Years and Counting

      Today is my 77th birthday and I thought I would share this day with my special people. Seven is a lucky number so a double seven should be twice as lucky. Remember this reference to luck, as we shall return to it! To serve as a brief summary, her... | Read More

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      • | Apr 16, 2015
    • Becoming a Chess Master - staying tidy

      I have done some housekeeping on my website, Becoming a Chess Master. There is now a sitemap and better menu options. Some more menus will follow as I add content, but for now the main area is the study plan, where I explain the study plan that ha... | Read More

    • Chess Tactical Vision Requires Spatial Intelligence

      We need a new and radical way of teaching chess basics I want to challenge traditional basic education in chess. It is failing the beginner miserably. It is a boring death march after which only small numbers of them survive. The question is how ... | Read More

    • Before Premium... That was recorded on May 27th, 2014. Feel free to look at how I played back then without having to go through my archive.         PLAY LEARN SHARE... | Read More

    • 70 of the Most Useful Websites on the Internet

      Daily Zen List 70 of the Most Useful Websites on the Internet, by Johnny Webber 1. Find something random to watch on Netflix. 2.  Find somewhere to drink a pint in the sun. 3. Upload your gifs. ... | Read More

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      • | Mar 30, 2015
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