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
At the end of last week's article I mentioned that "recently we witnessed a real outbreak of touch-move rule violations."
I think we can explain this phenomenon by a huge advance in modern technology and particularly devices... | Read More
In 1826 Johann Mälzel was amazing and mystifying the American public with his exhibition of the chess automation known as the Turk. Just a few years later, that same public would marvel at a living, sometimes chess-... | Read More
I always mention the importance of patterns in chess.
Unfortunately, many laugh at the thought, others prefer to ignore a reality (patterns) that demands hard work for those who dream of being a master, and some view patterns as nothi... | Read More