In his excellent 1995 work Winning Chess Brilliancies (part of the acclaimed Winning Chess series), GM Yasser Seirawan developed a novel analytical method: he literally broke every game down into its three stages, separately analyzing the open... | Read More
Despite his irritable personality and somewhat dogmatic assertions, Aron Nimzowitsch (1886-1935) is the undisputed patriarch of modern positional thought.
In his magnum opus My System (1925), Nimzowitsch formulated and verbalized a litany o... | Read More
The game of chess has a storied history dating back to about 600 AD, with many momentous events in those 1500 years.
About half a billion people today play chess worldwide, and the game has been adopted by cultures in every continent ... | Read More
Even devout Petrosian fans cannot deny that combinations are aesthetically pleasing by definition. However, keen tactical vision is no longer a unique commodity.
Sharp combinatorial awareness has become a required skill of all serious chess play... | Read More
When a player starts out, he’s told various rules that will help him navigate through the choppy waters of chess. A few basic ones are:
Don’t hang your pieces
Don’t swallow and talk at the same time
Castle as quickly as possible
Don’t all... | Read More