To take an offered piece, as in the King's Gambit Accepted opening 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4. See also "Decline".
An aggressive move, line of play, or position. When mentioned in regards to a playing style, it indicates sharp or tactical t... | Read More
For many players the opening is a huge weak point (actually, often they are weak in all the phases of the game, mainly because they are "lazy"). For me the opening is a great strength; often I gain a large advantage out of the opening which helps ... | Read More
Last weekend I traveled to downtown Philadelphia to play in the National Chess Congress, a three day chess-fest of peeps, sitting and pushing bishops, rooks, pwns, and horsies (see titled players [noob master cough, cough] can call them horsie... | Read More
Lasker ruled the chess world for 27 years. Botvinnik was first among equals from 1948 until losing his title 15 years later with no chance for an automatic rematch, and Karpov and Kasparov dominated chess from 1975 - 2000, a quarter century. Since... | Read More
Gary and Garry, Karpov and Kasparov, GK versus GK, K-K.
It was a new era of professional chess, ushered in by Fischer, who prepared better than his opponents, and now the circle was squared by the two preeminent super-GMs of the 1975-2000 time fr... | Read More