a foundation for beginners forty three

A Foundation for Beginners Forty Three

Our regularly scheduled article will not be presented this week due to my students sudden involvement in my writing. A question came up at two of the schools I teach…

slav triangle versus the catalan 4 g3 im robert ris ichess club

Slav Triangle Versus the Catalan (4.g3) – IM Robert Ris (iChess Club)

Many players with White adopt a Catalan System as their approach against 1…d5. They do so with good reason, but the Slav Triangle variation stands firm. In this exclusive iChess…

black friday cures your chess opening blues

Black Friday Cures Your Chess Opening Blues

Today we have access to a massive amount of chess opening theory. Thanks to chess engines -and the Black Friday– almost every chess opening is playable.  How do you sift…

world chess championship match 2021 what you should know before it starts

World Chess Championship Match 2021: What You Should Know Before It Starts

The World Champion title in chess is different from the same title in the other kinds of sports where usually the holder can be changed every year. This is why…

the great ones 6

The Great Ones (6)

“You always admire what you really don’t understand”Blaise Pascal The chess study I posted at the end of my last column was composed by Alexander Herbstman (April 10, 1900 –…

simply does it

Simply Does It

Here’s a recent online rapid game I played against a lower rated opponent. I decided to play a simple opening, make simple moves, create a pawn weakness and win the…

the 5 best chess players of all time

The 5 Best Chess Players of All-Time

Many people enjoy debating who is the best chess player in the world or even all time. Let us know how close we got to your list in the comments…

a foundation for beginners forty two

A Foundation for Beginners Forty Two

The time has come to put everything we have looked at over the last two or three months together. While it seems like a lot to cover in a single…

the benoni defense complete guide

The Benoni Defense: Complete Guide

Benoni Defense comes from the Hebrew expression “Ben-Oni”, which means “son of my sorrow.” This might have given you melancholic impressions, but don’t let it deceive you. The Benoni is…

10 greatest chess players of all time the ultimate list

10 Greatest Chess Players of All Time – The Ultimate List

Siegbert Tarrasch correctly said, “Many have become chess masters, no one has become the master of chess.” There have been many great players in the history of chess but as…