As a man that has many interests (UFOs, martial arts, philosophy, various forms of history [chess and non-chess], literature, art, film, music, and even criminology), I recently began reading an excellent book entitled "Shady Side: The Life and Cr... | Read More
This article concludes our exploration of the best moves played by each chess piece throughout history. To my surprise, the tiniest guys in chess provided so much material that I have to agree with the great Philidor that "pawns are... | Read More
Chess.com's GM Blitz Battle Championship began in 2016. With Death Matches as the precursor, this championship is different in several regards.
The Blitz Battles are still three hours in length, but each match does not stand alone. The... | Read More
Miles of String by Marcel Duchampfrom the "First Papers of Surrealism" exhibition New York 1942,
for the benefit of the French war relief societiesPhoto by John Schiff hangs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Untitled scul... | Read More
When you see a good move, don't play it. Look for a better one.
This is the number-one principle in chess. Over the years, I have also told my students:
You are trying to find the best move you can in a reasonable amount of time.
I... | Read More