Philidor Defense (The Endgame)
The first two positions are incredibly important for the tournament player. The last one, the Vancura Position, is a defensive technique that some IMs (International Mast... | Read More
Read the original version at Campfire Chess.
Prior to 2009, I was a die-hard Windows user. Once a year I would order a collection of parts from NewEgg and Tiger Direct to build myself a custom PC or upgrade an older system with new memory or... | Read More
Myself (1375 ELO) vs. Shredder, on Android, set at 1512 ELO. The annotations were added from my notes during the game, some notes upon reviewing the game afterwards, and move ratings and variations suggested by analysis with Stockfish, 30 seconds ... | Read More
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year -- visiting family, consuming excess amounts of food and drink, reflecting on the year gone by and what the next year might bring, and witnessing miracles.
I had a chess miracle today when playing... | Read More
"How can I best improve my play?"
"Does doing X help me improve?"
"My goal is to be an expert. How can I best get there?"
These are very typical of many questions I get on our monthly Chess.com TV show Q&A with Coach Heisman (the first Frid... | Read More