Everyone knows the popular, "normal" openings played at the top level of chess.
The Ruy-Lopez, the Sicilian, the French: thousands of pages have been written about these world-championship-level openings.
But what if you're not playing a... | Read More
Grandmaster David Bronstein was an excellent chess player, original thinker and a brilliant chess author who produced a number of bestsellers. His most famous chess book is undoubtedly "Zurich 1953."
Everyone loves this book and for a good reas... | Read More
Professor: Hello, Class. Happy Halloween!
(Smiles and good cheer.)
Zephyr: Do you have any treats for us today, Professor?
Rachel: You know, like tricks or treats.
Lucian: I really like gummy bears.
Zephyr: Forget gu... | Read More
GOOD OR BAD?
I have just completed part 1 of your Test Your Chess Understanding articles, and I wasn’t completely satisfied by one aspect of your solutions. In your solution to puzzle 2, you say the following: &lsquo... | Read More
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