You might have noticed a big change to the Chess.com TV schedule the last few weeks. To bring you the best-possible chess viewing experience, Chess.com launched the #ChessMonday marathon last month, packing each Monday with back-to-back chess show... | Read More
Botvinnik had regained the title from Smyslov in their 1958 rematch, but soon he had a new challenger: the fiery Latvian player Mikhail Tal.
Tal had appeared out of nowhere, and within a few years went from an unknown young player to a challenge... | Read More
Although Vasily Smyslov was only the world champion for one year, he is nevertheless remembered as among the greatest players ever, and his matches with Mikhail Botvinnik dominated chess in the 1950s.
All in all, they played three matches, with ... | Read More
Caveat: The terms I use in the below essay are strictly my own invention and are not, by any means, generally accepted nomenclature.
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\ Chess Comes of Age /
Around the end of the 15t... | Read More
I am not going to reveal a big secret if I say that the vast majority of chess players love tactical play and hate slow maneuvering. Indeed, tactics are beautiful and exciting and positional chess is weird and boring.
That is, if you don't under... | Read More