Last Saturday I participated in the Alabama Dual-Rated Championships. The tournament is so named because with the time control of 45|10, both classical and quick USCF ratings are affected.
Recently I had become an Expert after h... | Read More
Rudolf Spielmann, The Art of Sacrifice in Chess, 21st century edition, revised and expanded by Karsten Mueller. (Russell Enterprises, 2015.) 272 pp., $24.95. Reviewed by Dennis Monokroussos.
Austrian grandmaster Rudolf Spielmann (1883-1942) was ... | Read More
I've had plenty of people ask me, "Who is/was the best chess player ever?"
If I had to pick one person... Oh, but that is difficult! Considering modern chess and eliminating the non-chessboard-related actions of the person, my answer would probab... | Read More
RASHID GIBIATOVICH NEZHMETDINOV(born Dec-15-1912, died Jun-03-1974, 61 years old) Russia
Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov was born in Aktubinsk, then part of the Russian Empire and now known as Aqtöbe, in Kazakhstan, into a poo... | Read More
One of the prerequisites for sustained progress in any challenging field is an effective feedback loop that goes something like this:
Perform --> Receive Feedback --> Reflect on the Feedback --> Make Changes --> Perform Again.
I'v... | Read More