To me, the term king hunt invariably conjures up an image of a bygone era, when chess was played over coffee and cigars at the Café de la Régence. With defensive tenacity largely considered a hindrance to the game's beauty, spec... | Leggi tutto
In the previous two articles, I have discussed the earliest beginnings of the Caro-Kann Defense as well as later usage and developments. In this third part of the four-part series, I will discuss the various methods White has evolved to oppose the... | Leggi tutto
What in the world is a chess dream? And how can such a thing help your game?
For those that want the full introductory prose, please go to part one of this series. For the busy masses who have things to do and places to go, here’s a nutshe... | Leggi tutto
"I want to play a game." -- John '"Jigsaw" Kramer (from the movie Saw).
You all probably know this cliche from many horror movies:
A group of people are having fun (like a bunch of drunk college kids partying in a remote location), upbeat... | Leggi tutto
Zugzwang in chess seems like a simple concept: being forced to move even when it's disadvantageous.
To me, zugzwang is the saudade of chess; a straightforward idea on the surface, but a profound and fascinating concept on the in... | Leggi tutto