The title of this article sounds like the name of a cheap horror flick, perhaps a low-budget rip-off of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. A spine-chilling monster known as the Grinder terrorizes the inhabitants of a fictional town...
A quick... | Read More
There are many basic endgame rules you can find in any chess manual:
Centralize your king!
Create an outside passed pawn!
Rooks should be placed behind passed pawns!
...I bet you've heard them dozens of times. And yet one very... | Read More
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Gelfand the Great
There was one top GM who played the Baku Grand Prix, the Tashkent Grand Prix ánd the Petrosian Memorial (Novemb... | Read More
There's no denying that, whatever your strength in chess, in some games you are going to have to cling to some floating debris just to stay over water. Anyone can fall into some opening preparation or make a blunder. Additionally, you have those g... | Read More
My favorite writer Hemingway, in his excellent "Moveable Feast," wrote about starting a day of writing: "All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know."
This advice came to my mind as I neared the time to... | Read More