Several chess coaches will warn you to not be a copycat (e.g. GM Seirawan in a video. GM Serper in a blog post) because this can act like a boomerang, against you.
But chess is beautiful : there's many exceptions on the many "rules of thumb".
On... | Read More
Hello Chess Fans,
Today we will continue reviewing the Sicilian Accelerated Dragon and demonstrate various tactics used by Masters to Break out of the Maroczy Bind.
It is characterized by the moves: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 (Sic... | Read More
As the 'Clash of the Aging Titans' or a 10-game match between Nigel Short and Garry Kasparov draws nearer, I took a look at how their meetings had ended previously.
Short - Kasparov: wins 17%, draws 53%, lost 30%
Kasparov - Short: wins 64%, draw... | Read More
While watching the live commentary from the commentary team of Shahade, Seirawan, Schaefer and Ashley (he might still do something about his surname, to make it a 4S team :-)), it occurred to me it would be interesting to find out how the members ... | Read More
Yesterday I was unable to watch the highly enjoyable live commentary show with Seirawan, Shahade and Ashley (TYVM!) till the end because of the time difference. The games ended too late in the night and there was no wine left to burn as midnight o... | Read More