One thing nearly all chess players have in common is that they hate to lose.
Losing, while it might be good for our long-term chess development, is a short-term disaster for our ego.
Unlike games such as Monopoly or poker, luck is not even a t... | Read More
I’ve long insisted that the best way to improve (aside from playing stronger players) is to look at reams of master games. Most games between titled players have some important lesson hiding behind the moves, and I decided to make it easy fo... | Read More
The recent Women's World Championship was a fascinating event. You could find everything we love about chess competitions: neat combinations, unpredictable results (will we ever forget Natalia Pogonina's amazing comebacks in almost every single ma... | Read More
The Benko Gambit is one of the most popular openings among club players. It is indeed very appealing to grab the initiative early in the game playing Black against your opponent who likes to play positional chess.
Why do I assume that your oppon... | Read More
Chess is not a team game. It's an individual struggle between two minds to destroy each other -- at least, over the chessboard.
But that doesn't mean chess players have to be loners.
It's only natural that passionate chess players are drawn to... | Read More