The Chess.com member Olaspecial wrote:
“I am keen to become Nigeria’s next titled player (I hope this makes you smile) and I believe you can help me get there. I am diligent and I have been working hard at developing my opening repe... | Read More
There are basically three ways a tactic can occur, both for and against you:
The opponent makes a threat for a tactic (or a check or capture), which either can't be met, or can be, but is missed.
There is no existing threat of a tactic, bu... | Read More
Let’s take a quick look (no notes) at the following game.
We will be looking at a few games by the Chess.com member RevolNoom, a young man (born 2001) from Hanoi, Vietnam (I was there a few years ago and had a very good time).
H... | Read More
The Chess.com member KayOneM asked about the pros and cons of his games and how he can improve his play. He also mentioned that “in some positional games, when I don’t have any tactics or tricky attack, I don’t know how to improv... | Read More
When I look at games played by 1500-rated players and below, I see many weaknesses, but one is almost ubiquitous: both players are, more or less, dancing with themselves. What this means is that a player decides to do this or that, he might calcul... | Read More