Herman Steiner's immense love for the game spread a spark which brought chess to life in California. he made chess alive for thousands of school children; he created a woman's field for chess in ti part of the country.Hollywood Herman Steiner
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The last year was tough for the world champion, Magnus Carlsen.
Not only did he lose a lot of rating points, but also some people questioned the gap between Carlsen and the other chess players from the world's top 10. I saw a chess article where... | Read More
When we were learning how to play chess, most of us dreamed about becoming next Capablanca, Fischer or Kasparov one day. Alas, the sad reality is that 99.999 percent of us will never become one of the chess gods.
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In last week’s article, I pointed out that chess psychology plays an enormous part of one’s results.
There are many facets of chess psychology: self-confidence (or the lack thereof), fear of threats (real or imagined), fear of losing... | 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.
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