I write this blog to share some of the ideas from my book Chess Structures, published earlier this year. Each blog posts expands upon some of the concepts shown in my book, by analying a recent game amont strong players.
Throughout the past m... | Read More
I used to be addicted to the one minute and three minute games. However, I noticed that I my ratings were stagnant for years.
I took lessons from an excellent teacher. What I needed to do though was play more slow chess.
Thus, I started pl... | Read More
I would like to thank SzachowyKrolPolski for this submission.
How should White play now?
For some reason, White did not play this way and instead played a more "natural" developing move Nf3. I have found that many chess players suffer from th... | Read More
So, this is my position, as black, after 12 moves in a recent game. I have a White pawn in my pocket and doubled White pawns on the board...
And none of my pieces developed!
(The note after move 7 was, "hoping to gain some space.")
Which sid... | Read More
I still believe that in some aspects, my sophomore year chess is superior to my current level. In a frenzy to remember my old strategies, I needed to find the games from my prime- Sophomore year states. Unfortunately, none of those are in my notat... | Read More