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
A week or two ago, the ECF published the June 2017 month end grading list. For some reason they still only update gradings twice a year, despite the technology being available to do it almost by the day. They certainly …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
If I had to sum up the calendar year 2016, I would say it was a year of distilling my study plan and approach, and remembering there is more to life than chess.
Here is a quick run-through of where …Read more
From a chess point of view, October was a non-event. I was away on holiday for two weeks, had visitors for a few days and spent a lot of time on work (a few big tasks all delivering at the …Read more
I am glad to report that I have continued to stick to the undertaking I made at the end of July to not change my study plan for at least the rest of 2016.
This means that I do a …Read more