Last year, after deciding to begin studying chess, I read Reassess Your Chess by Silman.
To be honest, I didn't get far. Mostly because I didn't have any real chess skills yet that could be reassessed. I do plan to get back to within the next 6 ... | Read More
One of the first pieces I look at in a Chess set is the Knight (are they not the most iconic symbol of the game?). Sometimes they are as worthless as a dumb ass (donkey), and at other times they are as terrifying as a killer ... | Read More
So in my attempt to write a blog that resembles those of Silman's as much as possible, here I present to you my round 5 game from the 2014 IHSA State Chess Tournament.
Leading up to this game, I was having a pretty bad tournament. The first rou... | Read More
I had started playing chess casually as a sailor while on deployments aboard a nuclear submarine in 1990-1991 but I didn't know about basic things such as pins or forks and so lost most of my games. But I vowed to one day be good enough to beat ... | Read More
This Blog will be continuously updated on all the books I've read on Chess. So far the books I've read are-
1. Reassess Your Chess by IM Jeremy Silman (I recommend!)
2. Complete Endgame Course by IM Jeremy Silman (I recommend!)
3. Chess Tactics... | Read More