"At the root of all advances in the science of chess-play lies the necessity of discovering an intelligible system of notation, by means of which the squares of the board may be easily defined and the moves of the pieces recorded." — H.J.R. M... | Read More
If it feels like we haven't had a Death Match since the early summer, that's because we haven't! Back when GM Maxim Dlugy claimed his title, the days were at their longest and outdoor barbecues were in full swing.
But don't fret! As th... | Read More
As beginners, we learn myriad principles that guide our chess development and steer us away from common positional vices:
Develop knights before bishops.
Do not move a piece twice in the opening unless strictly necessary.
Knights on the rim ... | Read More
In 1935 a surprising thing happened. The fourth world champion, Alexander Alekhine, widely considered a genius, lost a match to the Dutch master, Max Euwe.
Euwe was unique among world champions for several reasons. First, he was the only one who... | Read More
The Vienna Chess Tournament of 1898, one of many tournaments sponsored by Albert von Rothschild, ran from May 31 to July 25 and was played at the Vienna Chess Club. It attracted many strong and now-famous masters. Tarrasch and Pillsb... | Read More