"How can I tell if a chess book is too advanced for me?"
Excellent question. Often you can't! Even books' suggested reading levels (eg by rating) are often misleading, partly because the publisher wants to sell books, not exclude readers who migh... | Leer más
WHY I WRITE ABOUT THE CHESS GREATS
In my view, it’s important for chess fans to embrace a chess hero, and after studying his life and games, moving onto another chess hero. It’s fun, you learn a lot, and it makes the whole chess expe... | Leer más
My favorite writer Hemingway, in his excellent "Moveable Feast," wrote about starting a day of writing: "All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know."
This advice came to my mind as I neared the time to... | Leer más
Every chess player dreams of improving his game. He might simply want to smash his friends. He might want that 1200 rating to turn into a 1600 rating. Or he might be sick and tired of not knowing why he lost games X, Y, and Z. Study certainly help... | Leer más
Professor: Hello, class. Are you prepared to get scientific about things? That is, are you ready to talk about bishops today?
Lucian: Bishops?What bishops? Bad bishops?
Zephyr: Or good bishops?
Professor: Not quite either type. No, I’m ... | Leer más