Around June, Rubik's Cube extraordinaire and chess aficionado Tyson Mao approached me with a fascinating proposal. Together with his friend Jesse Levinson, Tyson was exploring the current state of computer chess engines.
It is well establis... | Leggi tutto
What in the world is a chess dream? And how can such a thing help your game?
This series is all about dreams (okay, it’s also about imbalances and patterns), and it’s presented in a question-and-answer format. Some of the positions will be ha... | Leggi tutto
It is time for the big national scholastic tournaments here in the U.S., and that means that we are going to witness thousands of kids making similar mistakes on and off the chess board.
A clear sign of a person getting older is when he starts c... | Leggi tutto
As beginners, we are taught a litany of strategic precepts that inform our thought process and shape our general understanding.
"Occupy the center," "knights before bishops," "the rook's place is behind the passed pawn" — all of thes... | Leggi tutto
Last week, we discussed the first few options to fight against Black's Caro-Kann.
Now let's take a look at some of the most important ways White can respond to this opening.
The Advance Variation:
The line 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 has... | Leggi tutto