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  • Snarky Silman Presents: Readers’ Questions

    One The Conflict That Never Was Jeffrey Baffo wrote (on Facebook): “Move First, Think Later. That book creates a major conflict between Jeremy Silman/traditional methods and what Hendriks is saying.” Answer: I’m answering this question ... | Czytaj więcej

  • Building Your Repertoire (A "How-To" Guide)

    There is an old tale that goes something like this: The great Botvinnik (the pioneer of modern opening preparation) was once consulted about opening advice by one of his pupils. "Look at Fischer," the master began, "Fischer plays the same systems ... | Czytaj więcej

  • How USCF Rule 29L1 got Changed

    Alert: If you are interested in how rules get changed and/or tournament pairings get made, this article should prove fairly entertaining. If not, then just skip it, as the story may not be your cup of tea . Our Main Line Chess Club runs ongoing U... | Czytaj więcej

  • The Author of a Variation 2

    An Inspiration When I read GM Becerra's article last week about a man who was an absolute inspiration to me, I just knew I had to share my own tribute to Lev Polugaevsky this week. Prior to reading GM Becerra's article, I actually did not know j... | Czytaj więcej

  • Untenable Jadedness

     I usually set aside time on Wednesday evening to write my weekly column. It has already become a routine, though for such tasks I typically rely on my mood to determine when and what to write and not a schedule. Tonight, I am in no mood to talk ... | Czytaj więcej

    • Tournament #3

      Touranment #3 : Phi Kappa Blanca  9/30/89 NCSU Student Union, Raleigh, NC TD:  Robert Singletary Section:  U1400 Time Control:  40/90, G/30   I actually found the next 3 tournaments (as well as rounds 1 and 3 from tournament #2) hidden ... | Czytaj więcej

      • dl_leonine
      • | 23 lis 2014
      • | 311 odsłon
      • | 0 komentarzy
    • Tournament players: Determine your playing strength from your results!

      What is your rating and how strong do you think you are? Read on and I'll show you how to decide this.   We know ratings measure your playing strength, but do you belong at your current rating or are you underrated? For USCF members, your ratin... | Czytaj więcej

      • aww-rats
      • | 6 paź 2014
      • | 11929 odsłon
      • | 6 komentarzy
    • Some good books to check out

      1000 checkmate combinations by Victor Henkin. This book was originally written in russian and translated into english. Another book is How to become a deadly chess tactician by David Lemoir & Ken Lemoir. Logical chess move by move by Irving Ch... | Czytaj więcej

      • tinman5150
      • | 5 paź 2014
      • | 326 odsłon
      • | 1 komentarz
    • Correspondence Chess - My Experiences So Far

      My main training goal is to acheive a master-level rating OTB. However, with four childrean under the age of 8, I don't have a whole lot of free time to spend traveling to and playing in OTB tournaments. This is where correspondence chess fits per... | Czytaj więcej

      • Ace_Club
      • | 24 lip 2014
      • | 344 odsłon
      • | 0 komentarzy
    • Book Review: Mating the Castled King by Danny Gormally (Ebook)

      NOTE: This review is part of a three part series reviewing the Forward Chess app for chess ebooks, this book, and Techniques of Positional Play by Bronznik and Terekhin. Forward Chess Review Techniques of Positional Play Review Mating the Castl... | Czytaj więcej

      • SamCopeland
      • | 12 lip 2014
      • | 3116 odsłon
      • | 5 komentarzy

  • Kasparov's Interview!

    One of the most anticipated publishing events of the year is the release of the new book by Garry Kasparov. Published by Everyman Chess, it is the second volume in the series entitled Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess. On Monday, September 29, 2008,... | Czytaj więcej