Author of "A Data-Driven Guide to Winning Chess", I am a resident physician and chess enthusiast, with expertise in analytical research and biostatistical analysis. Through my blog on I am publishing studies of chess tendencies in the intermediate rating range, relying on data from over 35 million games played by players between 1000-1800 to determine the best way to gain a winning advantage in this rating range. While learning theory and engine lines can be helpful, ultimately it's most important to prepare for what you will actually see on the board, and that's what I aim to help players do.