According to the book of Exodus, the 10 Commandments were inscribed on two stone tablets and given to Moses on the top of Mt. Sinai -- literally, "from on high."
The 10 commandments of chess, on the other hand, were written by the experts at Che... | Read More
It is hard to play a 9 round, 9 day chess tournament without.... uh.... inadvertantly walking into the onsite chess store. This is exactly what happened to me at the recent U.S. Open in Orlando.
I was surprised at how much merchandise they had.... | Read More
Alright, this blog is pretty short and sweet. I have fallen below 1200 and trying to get back up (don't play 3|0 on your phone). I have 3 games, a puzzle, and a diagram puzzle. The person who gets the diagram puzzle right, will receive a trophy :... | Read More
Some fragments from his memoirs. Games added by me.
World Champion's sparring partner
When we were preparing for a match against USA, Botvinnik offered me to play a couple of training games. Of course, it was interesting to train with a World Ch... | Read More
The next example demonstrates how basic imbalance dialogue can even help solve double-edged, complicated positions:
L.v. Nisipeanu - V. Milov, Warsaw 2005
Diagram 19 - White to move
White could foc... | Read More