Pretty much every day I get a message or two on here asking one of a small handful of questions. I tend to ignore these messages because they're silly, but I decided to look a bunch over today and write a blog.
Here are a few questions that I g... | Read More
Already on week 7! Crazy eh? For those who want to review "The Plan" feel free to click here.
And for those who have been reading a little more closely, you'll know that I've taken a small break from tactical problems and opening books and I've... | Read More
Most of the time, the bishop is superior to the knight by 0.25 points (or so!)However, this is a very superficial statement that does not apply to all positions. Sometimes the knight has the last laugh:
*Answer*White should play 1.d5! which p... | Read More
So my last post was pretty whiny because I was overtired and under-performing. One of the FM's who often reads my blog (and has made some very instructive comments) suggested I take a little break. Unfortunately I'm a raging chess addict and w... | Read More
Part 1 here
Something I've noticed is that success is rarely that exciting. In early editions of this blog I noted that when I got my title, a lot of it had to do with uninspiring chess where I survived bad positions and capitalized on huge... | Read More