Pursuing a career takes more than just passion. It takes huge commitment. In chess career, it is no difference. To play better, appropriate opening strategies can come a long way. Although several chess openings are available to choose from, but …Read more
This master game is another from one of my chess heroes, José Raúl Capablanca. Here he takes on the Soviet Grandmaster Viacheslav Ragozin in the Moscow tournament of 1936.
This was the third of the Moscow tournaments organised by Nikolai …Read more
The tactical device of removing the guard is also known as removing the defender. The name of the tactic is almost sufficient in itself to describe how it works.
The opponent has a piece which is defending another piece, or …Read more
This master game, played between José Raúl Capablanca and Saviely Tartakower, is a true classic from the legendary New York 1924 tournament.
The game illustrates Capablanca’s exceptional endgame skill, in this case activating his rook to the …Read more
Two bishops, or a bishop and another piece, can work together to cut off the king’s escape squares, protect the mating piece and deliver mate. The long-range impact of the bishop is often the key to these patterns.
The mating …Read more
In this round-up of recently published chess books we look at:
- Axel Smith’s opening book, e3 Poison;
- A full-repertoire book for Black by the team at Everyman Chess;
- From the same camp, an endgame book by Cyrus Lakdawala, whose work