As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays to put on an apron and gloves, wal... | Read More
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