Most chess enthusiasts are aware that the young Wilhelm Steinitz was sometimes referred to as "the Austrian Morphy." Some might even know that Cecil de Vere had been called "the English Morphy." Few, ho... | Read More
By GM Robert Hess and IM Teddy Coleman
Sergey Karjakin has unfinished business. In 2014, he placed second in the Candidates', one point away from a shot at Magnus Carlsen. He’s coming back to finish the job.
Karjakin has one title ... | Read More
Openings That Lead to a Draw
Question: Chess.com member jos2001 wrote, “I’m a 1076-ranked player who wants to know the best openings to draw.”
Answer: Though various openings are known to be drawish at the master level (and u... | Read More
I’ve gone out of my way to write articles about the importance of balance; everyone needs both tactical and positional/strategic skills (you also need endgame skills, but at the moment we will concentrate on tactics and strategy).
To add a... | Read More
Many openings go by various names. The opening(s) we'll be looking at below not only go by many names, but the situations, like gambits themselves, can get messy, muddy and uncertain very quickly.
The title of this article i... | Read More