The 2015 edition of Norway Chess was a memorable event in several ways. Above all, it heralded the resurgence of Veselin Topalov and Viswanathan Anand, who both stormed through the field and turned in 2900+ performances. Topalov won the tournament... | Read More
Last week, chess fans received the sad news that GM Walter Browne had died at 66.
Browne was a legendary chess figure in the United States, a six-time national champion, and a fixture in the strongest chess tournaments for decades.
FM Mike Kle... | Read More
In The Complete Book of Chess Strategy, IM Jeremy Silman defines prophylaxis as "a move or strategy that stops the opponent from undertaking some type of action or plan."
Coined by Aron Nimzowitsch in his seminal work My System (1... | Read More
Every serious chess player dreams of creating his own Mona Lisa — a game so beautiful and memorable that he will look back on it for the rest of his career.
Unfortunately, many players tend to equate the word brilliancy with fou... | Read More
Lately I’ve gotten several letters from chess fans who want to know what kind of chess books I like, and what books I consider to be the best of all time.
That kind of “best-ever” list is very much a matter of taste, and a small list is imp... | Read More