This is the second part of an article (Classic Pawn Structure, Part 4a) that pointed out some structural similarities between the Sicilian Wing Gambit, the French Wing Gambit, and the Benko Gambit. However, the main focus quickly moved to the... | Read More
Is the Sicilian Wing Gambit and the French Defense a version of the Benko Gambit!?
I used to play the Wing Gambit against the Sicilian: 1.e4 c5 2.b4 cxb4 3.a3. I must say I played it due to my laziness (avoiding the Sicilian t... | Read More
In Part One of How To Play Against Old Guys, I gave the weaknesses and strengths of older players. I’ll repeat them here:
* Old players get tired. Really tired. Often really fast.
* Old players can (and do!) easily lose c... | Read More
I have been experimenting with the Fritz chess engine and it uses a number of evaluation symbols as it analyzes alternative moves. I think I get some of them, like +- means white is winning. Does the symbol always apply to White, ... | Read More
Reader Comments To Articles – Love Letters to a Chess Writer!
Ah, time to revisit all my previous articles and mention a few of the many comments that appear under them. I’m sure they will all be positive … perhaps offering me riches and pr... | Read More