On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, I returned to my old stomping ground in San Francisco: The Mechanics’ Institute Chess Club. The first thing my visit to San Francisco did was reaffirm Mark Twain’s old comment, “The coldest winter I eve... | Read More
The Colle-Zukertort RFevolutionized
by David Rudel
foreword by Aaron Summerscale
August 2011 (Second Edition)
$25.99 at Amazon.com
It is rare that one finds a book recommended by a grandmaster ... | Read More
Best match player. William Steinitz played 27 chess matches from 1862 to 1896, and won 25 of the 27. He won 160 games, lost 70, and drew 57.
Best Selling Chess Book. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess has sold over one million copies.
Best w... | Read More
After Paul Morphy, the next great chess player was Harry Pillsbury (1872-1906).
Harry Nelson Pillsbury was born on December 5, 1872 in Somerville, Massachusetts, located just north of Boston. His father, Luther Batchelder Pillsbury (1832-1905... | Read More
In the previous instalments of this column we already discussed the importance of the knowledge of classical games and ideas. Today I'd like to discuss how to generate your own ideas. Again, sometimes it just means using somebody else'... | Read More