Should You Castle Early?
Question: Chess.com member scmooney asked, “You stress castling early. In my experience I find that sometimes castling takes the king right into an ambush. In your lecture on attacking a castled king, Black’s... | Read More
About a quarter of a century ago, I started playing in international tournaments on a regular basis. Just like thousands of other folks from the former Soviet Union I enjoyed the fall of the Iron Curtain and ability to freely travel abroad.
Pret... | Read More
Throughout the history of the game, chess has produced innumerable fascinating personalities. Some were stars, others played supporting roles. Many of them, at least from the hazy vantage point of my clouded ... | Read More
I get countless questions that ask about taste in chess (No, don’t eat the pieces!). Taste, in this case, refers to a preference for positional or tactical situations.
(However, if you MUST eat the pieces, please buy a chess cake or a ches... | Read More
George Walker's life (1803-1879) spanned one of the most remarkable periods of chess. As a chess player, he met and played such personalities as John Cochrane, William Lewis, Alexander McDonnell, Labourdonnais, Pierre Charl... | Read More