MagicLian asked: “I am 11 years old (rated 1416) and get very nervous at tournaments. How can I get over it?”
JS: Believe it or not, this is the first time anyone has asked this! I really enjoy new or rarely-asked questions!... | Read More
“I get into time trouble in most of my games while my opponents always have plenty of time left. How can I improve my time management? My tournament games are one hour and 30 minutes plus 30 seconds per move.”
J... | Read More
Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before I downed my drink I thought of IM Jo... | Read More
Pictures of a chess board and chess pieces are very popular in ads for banks, insurance companies and similar businesses. The companies want to underline their wisdom and strategic thinking. Unlike dice, cards, and other games of ch... | Read More
Once upon a time, Alexander Roshal, who was the chief editor of the famous Soviet weekly "64," called Mikhail Tal and asked for some original material for his publication.
Tal answered that he would be happy to help his old friend and told ... | Read More