Next month, there's a world chess championship match in New York City, and the two competitors, the assembled grandmasters, the budding chess prodigies, the older chess fans — everyone paying attention — will know this indisputable fact: A com... | Read More
How much do we push ourselves in the search for the Chess truth? How easily do you give up on ideas or never search for that extra move. Are you willing to dig and dig?
I had such a moment when analysing my game on the White side of the Slav Defe... | Read More
The Captain called "All able hands!"
"Man the deck! And spread the sand!"
We jumped from berths, and up the stairs
Into the sun and cold crisp air.
We knew the cause of the alarm,
A pirate ship that meant us harm.
We'd slipped the noose (or ... | Read More
I've been waiting to advance. I'm stuck on the second rank, defending all the major players in the game. There's not much else to do in life when you are stuck in this position. Tell me, do you believe in free will? Someone once explained God ... | Read More
The moves we play reflect what we see ... or is it what we know? Ultimately, does it reflect how we think about the game, our perception and the way we process what's given in front of us.
I reached the following position as White in a Grunfe... | Read More