"What's the going rate for selling 100 rating points?"
Let's start with "It's illegal and I wouldn't do it, and neither should you or anyone else!" Now that we got that out of the way, I can then state "Interesting question! I've never had that ... | Read More
Learning and mastery of a skill is a complicated process, especially when the endeavor involves the mind. For reasons along this line, psychologists have studied how expert chess players excel. The famous psychologist Alfred Binet once stated, “... | Read More
"How can I tell if a chess book is too advanced for me?"
Excellent question. Often you can't! Even books' suggested reading levels (eg by rating) are often misleading, partly because the publisher wants to sell books, not exclude readers who migh... | Read More
"If I play for a legal trap and it doesn't work, can I still have a good game?"
Sounds like you might be a lawyer (or need to consult one)!
This is also a good example of how I need to "interpret" questions on my Q&A show. Since the questi... | Read More
Many players are curious about how the different chess.com ratings stack up against each other. This survey is designed to figure out the answer!
At the bottom of the survey there are also a few questions about USCF and FIDE ratings for co... | Read More