Introduction to the Orangutan opening
The Orangutan opening (primarily known as the Sokolsky opening, the Polish opening, or Polish Attack) is an unorthodox opening in the game of chess. It’s rarely used in official top-tier tournaments and chess games – …Read more
When I play a much stronger player, my thought process is sometimes affected. On the one hand I feel I have the freedom to play aggressively and more instinctively, because a loss would not be unexpected. On the other hand …Read more
This is not a ‘sexy’ lesson with a big wow-moment, but it is the sort of subtle thing which is often overlooked.
My opponent, rated 1150, made life difficult for himself out of the opening, having to displace his King …Read more
How to Choose a Chess Move
Do you remember a time before satellite navigation? If you went anywhere new, planning started the day before. You had to take out the large map book, find your destination and map a route. …Read more