On December 12, 1979, in my junior year of high school, I saw the Stonewall Attack played for the first time. My opponent was second board for Edmonds High School, Clinton Ballard. I had heard later that year Edmonds won the Washington State H... | Read More
I believe it is a very good idea to work on becoming an all-round chess player, who can play both tactical attacking as well as positional chess with a good technique.
A good way to work on your positional chess is using the London system to try ... | Read More
The most important scheme of classifying chess openings for serious players is by ECO code, a series of 500 opening codes assigned by the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings.
A simple descriptive categorization of the chess openings is KING'S PAW... | Read More
Here is a couple of games that I played in the Sicilian. 1.e4 c5
This is a Sicilian Scheveningen game which starts.
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6. f4
Here is some info on the Sicilian Scheveningen, courtesy of wikiped... | Read More
So far I have written about Alan Turings paper machine from the 50s, and how Mac Hack IV running on a mainframe computer became the first chess program to beat a human player under tournament conditions in the 60s.
Today I will be moving forward ... | Read More