When choosing an opening system, it’s important to pick something that is within your skill set, suits your style, and makes you feel excited whenever it appears on the board. You can pick an all-gambit repertoire (it might not be completely... | Read More
"Should I continue playing a weak opening if I know it well?" This is one of those questions that depends on more information, such as:
"How weak is the opening?"
"Who considers it weak?"
"Who are you playing", etc.
I gave the example of the ... | Read More
Louis Paulsen was a contemporary of Paul Morphy. His opinion of Morphy was noted in his obituary.
In 1959 IM Hans Kmoch wrote his well-received book, "Pawn Powe... | Read More
This week I will be reviewing a unique book - 200 Open Games, by the former "Vice-World Champion", David Bronstein. Rather than fully annotated games, this book presents 200 short vignettes, each followed by an un-annotated game, with one diagram.... | Read More
IMPORTANT: [At the end of the puzzles, you should click MOVE LIST so you can see my instructive notes and variations. If you are having trouble solving a problem, just click SOLUTION, and then MOVE LIST. Even if you solve everything, DO click MOVE... | Read More