"Never bring a queen out too soon"
But what is too soon? What is too anything, for that matter? How does it help someone to tell them not to bring out their queen too soon? If it is bad, it's too soon, and if it's good it's not too soon!
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I’m writing about 1.d4 Nc6. I work with a man who is presently obsessed – and I do mean obsessed, in that I have to listen to him rant and rave about the plusses of this opening every time I see him. We are of more or... | Read More
The Best Opening Ever
The Scotch, 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6? 3. d4!
is a direct attack on Black's audacious attempt to blockade the white e pawn and form a cowardly defence* of this blockade. White can claim a psychological victory as e... | Read More
This is the story of Govind Mohan Lal, affectionately known as 'GM'in the Chess Circuit! He had a bad day in the office and he was livid with himself. He had drawn his crucial 6th round game against his old foe that had pushed him into the... | Read More
In 1949 Fred Reinfeld and Irving Chernev published a book called The Fireside Book of Chess. Here are some interesting items from the book. On page 69 is the claim of the shortest master game. It is between Gibauld and Lazard and played in Pa... | Read More