Despite the War, the 1940s were an exciting time in American chess, especially in New York. The USCF, newly formed, still seemed vibrant and "Chess Review," Horowitz' somewhat self-serving periodical, reflected the vivacious... | Read More
Professor: Hello, class.
Idris: Hello, professor.
A number of people were smiling.
Rachel: So, is there a plan for today?
Wei: What kind of chess player plays without a plan?
Zephyr: I never thought of the professor as being a player.
Lucian... | Read More
Bobby Fischer was one of the most well-rounded players in history. He was at once a tactical wizard and a positional genius, a theoretical expert and a peerless endgame player.
He was essentially unbeatable in match play largely because his oppo... | Read More
"I know doing basic tactics puzzles is good for me but I don't have much fun doing them. How can I make them more fun?"
A great question. But of course the answer depends on a large part of what is preventing that study from being fun. It might b... | Read More
Chessplayers have different values and tastes about different openings. One likes to play solid Caro Kann, the other one rather plays crazy gambits or sharp Najdorf. There are also different ways to play the openings phase: play what you like or f... | Read More