Mt. Whitney, the hightest peak in the contiguous United States
Nestled within the Sierra Nevada Mountains at the base of the highest peak in the lower 48 states, the high desert community of Lone Pine became the unl... | Read More
GM Magnus Carlsen has proven himself the world's best in classical, rapid, and blitz. Now it's time to face the bullet.
Having won official world championships in three disciplines, there aren't many mountains left to climb, even for a Norwegian... | Read More
In 1945, right after WWII ended, a team of United States players competed against a team of Soviet players in a chess match via radio. While the U.S. team expected stiff competition, there was little doubt in... | Read More
People are obsessed with chess openings. Amazon shows 28,265 books listed when you search for "Chess Book", but I expect the number of books written on the game is well over 100,000. If I were to hedge a bet, then I would also guess that... | Read More
When you see a good move, don't play it. Look for a better one.
This is the number-one principle in chess. Over the years, I have also told my students:
You are trying to find the best move you can in a reasonable amount of time.
I... | Read More