In our second installment of Monster Opening Preparation (part 1 here), we’ll take a look at two of the most famous “prep” games ever. Both are highlighted by legends concerning the length of time they prepared/analyzed/pondered ... | Read More
Shortly after the end of World War II, Alexander Alekhine died, allegedly by choking, in a mostly empty hotel on the windswept coast of Portugal.
He left the world championship crown vacant, for the first time since Steinitz became the first wor... | Read More
Professor: Welcome, class. Are you ready for some chess?
Class: Yes we are, Professor.
Professor: I thought today we’d take it easy and look at a few trouble-free problems, nothing special. With various tournaments coming up, it can’t h... | Read More
Recently, IM Jeremy Silman contributed an article featuring the talent of Ignatz Kolisch, one of the strongest, if not the strongest, player during the 1860s.
Mr. Silman's article, Kolisch: Unknown Tactical Monster, demonstra... | Read More
A Chess.com reader recently recommended a game where White (a 2700 grandmaster) made use of an interesting maneuver he (the reader) had never seen before.
After seeing the sequence below, many questions may arise, and one might be left wonderin... | Read More