In last week's article, we started an analysis of a bizarre game I played ten years ago in the U.S. Championship. The key moment happened around move 15 when, quoting the ChessBase article, Serper "started moving his bishop back and forth between ... | Leer más
Drakkar boat sails through waves upwind...
It's about Chess Informant 119 Viking, largely dedicated to the newly crowned world champion Magnus Carlsen. The book and the CD are just published and let me present you short intro about it.
The... | Leer más
I cannot tell you, my dear readers, how many times I've had this conversation with my younger students while we analyze their games:
"What did you try to accomplish with your last move?"
"Then why did you play it?"
"I don't know... | Leer más
"Pawns are the soul of chess." In general, I loathe chess clichés, but some statements are so true, so deep, that they defy the notion of banality. Think about it. An inveterate patron of the Café de la Régence, an eighte... | Leer más
My husband and I were planning on taking a trip next month to Hawaii for our 25th wedding anniversary, but my mother refuses to watch the kids ever since Timmy put her cat in the refrigerator. Bill, my husban... | Leer más