George Sweeting says, "An ordinary bar of steel costs only a few dollars. If it is hammered into horseshoes, its price doubles. Made into needles, its value escalates a hundred times. Fashioned into springs for fine watches, its worth beco... | Read More
As you all know windmill is one of the most beautiful combinations in chess. Today I will show you some excellent windmill tactics. Kotov provided the definition of a windmill as "a forcing series of attacks with discovered check."
These win... | Read More
Years ago I was a local amateur Modern Benoni specialist. I read all books and magazines about it I could get, and analysing positions with a fellow chessclub member.
My Benoni hero at that time was IM (later GM) David Norwood. I had a little boo... | Read More
Chess amatuers love to attack. Brilliant, sparkling masterpieces are often seen in games of a mismatch (i.e. Greco vs. NN, Capablanca vs. Amatuer, etc.) in strenghts, while every single amatuer has at least one gorgeous checkmate on his belt.
How... | Read More
This is a blog about a former NM who basically retired from serious chess for about 15 years to pursue family and career, trying to make a mini comeback without studying too much or working too hard. Each blog will see me annotate a game from my ... | Read More