I get a lot of letters from Chess.com members, and though their ratings run the gamut, I do my best to address all ratings as best I can.
Today I’ll turn my attention to two players below 1500 : Mr. Prashant1994 and Mr. Rrrtttyyyuuuiii. I&... | Read More
Some of my recent articles were about chess psychology and striving to have a balanced skillset.
This article (all in puzzle form) lets you test what you’ve learned (or what you thought you already knew).
The puzzles can be tactical, po... | Read More
When I was just turning 19, I would go with a friend to Berkeley and visit the Hare Krishna temple.
Were we into them? No, not at all. But every evening they offered free (very tasty!) food, and when you are broke and starving, you are willing t... | Read More
After I learned how to play chess (age 12), I jumped into the game head first by playing in a chess tournament (even though I didn’t know the difference between checkmate and stalemate). Let’s just say that I was absolutely awful.
Wi... | 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