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
Say you are just a club player and going to play a GM in the next round of a Swiss tournament, or maybe just in a simul. What would be your strategy? Yes, you can try to play defensive chess, trade pieces and hope to make a draw. This is a v... | Read More
Two Opening Questions
A recent book by GM Glenn Flear advocates playing against the exchange Queen’s gambit thus: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Bb4 (Which my mentor GM Hans Berliner says is bad) when he only covers... | Read More