I’ve gone out of my way to write articles about the importance of balance; everyone needs both tactical and positional/strategic skills (you also need endgame skills, but at the moment we will concentrate on tactics and strategy).
To add a... | Read More
Everyone knows the popular, "normal" openings played at the top level of chess.
The Ruy-Lopez, the Sicilian, the French: thousands of pages have been written about these world-championship-level openings.
But what if you're not playing a... | Read More
Grandmaster David Bronstein was an excellent chess player, original thinker and a brilliant chess author who produced a number of bestsellers. His most famous chess book is undoubtedly "Zurich 1953."
Everyone loves this book and for a good reas... | Read More
Professor: Hello, Class. Happy Halloween!
(Smiles and good cheer.)
Zephyr: Do you have any treats for us today, Professor?
Rachel: You know, like tricks or treats.
Lucian: I really like gummy bears.
Zephyr: Forget gu... | Read More
GOOD OR BAD?
I have just completed part 1 of your Test Your Chess Understanding articles, and I wasn’t completely satisfied by one aspect of your solutions. In your solution to puzzle 2, you say the following: &lsquo... | Read More