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
Endgames should be simple. Right? With a majority of pieces removed from play, calculation becomes minimal. Wrong!
At one time or another, you may have found yourself on the losing side of a winning endgame. Perhaps you've been fortunate e... | Read More
Do you ever see a chess position and have a strong feeling that you've seen it before?
No, I am not talking about opening positions, that you see again and again and again in every single tournament (damn you, the Berlin variation!). And I am no... | Read More
Q: What do Leigh Franklin James, Paul Hugo, Paula Little, Paula Minton, Sylvia Sharon, Kenneth Harding, Marie De Jourlet, Lana Preston, Paul H. Little, Jack Warren. D.R. Mason, Hugo Paul, Jack Warren, Dr. Lamb Library, Dr. Guenter Klow, Dorothy D... | Read More
A Superior Tactician
Chess.com member Mzeekimaro wrote: “I am a big fan of you and your chess books. I am rated 1581 by FIDE. I want to be very good at tactics. What do you recommend I do? I want to be labeled as a superior tactician.&rdqu... | Read More