Spielmann's 2nd-place finish at Carlsbad 1929 — tied with Capablanca, half-point behind Nimzovich — was one of Spielmann's most successful tournaments.In Masters of the Chessboard, Reti cites Morphy as Spielmann's model, and likens Spielmann t... | Read More
Aims of the opening
Common aims in opening play
Irrespective of whether they are trying to gain the upper hand as White and equalize as Black or to create dynamic imbalances, players generally devote a lot of attention in the opening s... | Read More
Hi chess friends,
This is the blog for the CMT-group chess club. The idea is to teach a bunch of theoretical phycisists how to play chess.
Today we are going to learn about space. Space might be a bit hard to grasp as an advantage since it... | Read More
Peter Svidler's annotations get straight to the heart of the position. I've found them clear, concise and ultimately instructive. Going through his games from the World Cup 2015 in Baku, I must share his Round 1 exploits.
This is taken from C... | Read More
Chess Wisdom and Aphorisms. #15.
In Chess - ‘Remember simple systems as White against standard openings by Black.’
Hello Chess friends. I would like to show you two games by two top masters today. Each game had one thing in common. A... | Read More