In last week's article, we saw that breaking the classical rules of play in the openings is one of the cardinal sins of less experienced players.
Another common problem that you can find in their games is missing basic tactical ideas. ... | Read More
George Walker's life (1803-1879) spanned one of the most remarkable periods of chess. As a chess player, he met and played such personalities as John Cochrane, William Lewis, Alexander McDonnell, Labourdonnais, Pierre Charl... | Read More
Chess sets and equipment make great gifts for the holidays. Studies have shown that playing chess has many benefits, including better memory function, problem-solving skills, creativity, social skills, concentration and more. (10 Big Benefits of P... | Read More
In chess, ego is king. Thus one often hears a player who just lost saying, “I beat myself!”
The old “I beat myself!” is often a way to convince yourself that you could have beaten your opponent if it wasn’t for this... | Read More
This is the last installment of my tribute to IM Emory Tate. The first two parts can be found here and here.
There are definitely people out there who knew Emory much better than me, so they could disagree, but I always had an impression that hi... | Read More