In part one, I discussed a game that I feel is extremely instructive. There were opening nuances, tactics, and the usual highs and lows. But the main thing that fueled the game’s soul was the existence of two potentially weak squares on e5 a... | Read More
For this week's edition of my column on the histories of openings, I have chosen the Smith-Morra Gambit -- a selection that might excite many readers.
Most grandmasters have a low opinion of the Smith-Morra, while at the same time it is a favo... | Read More
When I have lessons with students, we usually go over their games.
Invariably, the student comes to me thinking that the errors in the game are based on blunders, missed tactics, a bad opening, or some form of positional atrocity. Of course, thes... | Read More
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Peter’s Chess Vibes
“Another year has gone by, and this Bulletin starts the second year of our magazine in this form. While the Tata... | Read More
Last week, we examined the origins of the Chigorin Defense at the end of the 19th century.
In the following years, Chigorin used his defense many times and demonstrated its basic themes. Let's look at some of them.
Black's play on t... | Read More