The second world champion in chess history, Emanuel Lasker, was a unique person. Besides being the champion for 27 years (this record will never be beaten for sure!), he was also a famous mathematician and philosopher.
In his prime Lasker ... | Read More
I’ve long insisted that the best way to improve (aside from playing stronger players) is to look at reams of master games. Most games between titled players have some important lesson hiding behind the moves, and I decided to make it easy fo... | Read More
Around June, Rubik's Cube extraordinaire and chess aficionado Tyson Mao approached me with a fascinating proposal. Together with his friend Jesse Levinson, Tyson was exploring the current state of computer chess engines.
It is well establis... | Read More
[UPDATE: You can play GM Anish Giri and support the Nepal earthquake recovery effort. Details here.]
My first game of online chess was against a grandmaster.
Decades ago, I had signed up for a now-defunct website, and logged in to play for my ... | Read More
Topic for May/June: The Endgame
(Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.)
The Good and the Bad of Speed Che... | Read More