Before we even play our first game of chess, we learn how the pieces move. The fact that the pieces travel the board in different ways is our first clue that the pieces themselves are not interchangeable.
After a while, we find out about the &ld... | Read More
Professor: Hello, class.
The class offered a measured blah response. Rachel then spoke up.
Rachel: What’s planned for today, Professor?
Professor: I thought I’d throw it open to the class.
Lucian: How about showing what three m... | Read More
A former team member of mine has a favourite phrase which he likes to sing during blitz sessions with a big grin on his face: "gute Läufer, schlechte Läufer!" Referring to the legendary German grandmaster Wolfgang Uhlmann's similarly titled 1980... | Read More
American women had been playing chess long before establishment of the USCF in the late 1930s. In fact, as early as the mid 1890s, an officially conducted match was played between two highly considered lady chess players to determine t... | Read More
You might know that Bobby Fischer was responsible for creating unprecedented excitement in the United States chess community when he defeated Boris Spassky to win the 1972 world championship over the Soviet Union.
Fischer’s victory inspired mi... | Read More