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Is chess still posh?

Is chess still posh?

Armand_Spenser
| 7 hrs ago

The chess game of old has been many things. Aristocratic, when players like Ruy López de Segura played with kings. Romantic, when Fisher took on the soviet juggernaut from the streets of Brooklyn. Futuristic even, when for the first time a ...

Is Chess Like Math?

Is Chess Like Math?

Armand_Spenser
| 13 days ago

Hi all,I am back today with a small opinion piece inspired by a comment on one of my other posts. We were discussing tactics and @little_ernie mentioned his past love of mathematics, which got me thinking about the link between math and chess. I...

Just One More Game to Get My Elo Back...

Just One More Game to Get My Elo Back...

Armand_Spenser
| 20 days ago

Hi all, One more small post before the end of my vacations to share a frustration I am sure most online players felt at least once. Let's start from the begining: some days, you will play bad chess. Maybe you are tired, maybe bored and playing...

Working on Tactics Below 2000 Elo

Working on Tactics Below 2000 Elo

Armand_Spenser
| 22 days ago

Hi all, Back today with a post about tactics. As always, when I make recommendations to beginners, I need to state the usual caveats: I am no GM. I only share ideas and semi-wisdom I acquired through my chess journey over the past four yea...

Working on Endgames Below 2000 Elo

Working on Endgames Below 2000 Elo

Armand_Spenser
| 25 days ago

Hi all, I am back with a new post to celebrate my "top blogger" status (thanks chess.com) about endgames. I did an early post on tactics and another one on openings below 2000; it was time to talk about endgames. Before I start, I want to put ...

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