A combination of a memorized combination and luck
(at least a bit of luck)
Okay a bit more commentary:
1) Remember. Castling puts you in a corner to get mated. See here how White castles but Black does not.
2) Never take knights that loo... | Read More
I have been watching the Dan Heisman Q & A for a while now and have seem a very frequently asked question: I'm a 1600, and play frequently in tournaments. How can I get better?
Well, there is one simple answer. Practice! Practice always makes... | Read More
Is it easier comparitively easier to beat a 2000r or computer 4? i feel it is 2000r with as little experience i do posess Having watched many 2000rs play computer 4 i find them so perfect beating it and mind you so frequently and these same very... | Read More
Banjoman writes in response to a blog claiming that strategy guides tactics:
"Sorry, but if the goal of chess is to checkmate your opponent, and if checkmating your opponent is a tactical operation, then tactics guides strategy, rather than the o... | Read More
I've long been a bit nuts for hand-held chess technology... Back in the 20th, I played so many games on my Novag Sapphire that I eventually blew out the LCD. More recently, I got a Palm Z22 PDA exclusively as a hand-held chess computer. Nowa... | Read More