Grandmaster Strategies: Alexander Alekhine and Irina Krush
Like any other competitive sport, the game of chess has its own hall of fame, which includes people known as chess grandmasters. These are people who were, and still are, considered the greatest chess players of their time, and many of them had their own unique strategies for winning games. Continue reading “Two Chess Grandmasters’ Strategies: Alexander Alekhine and Irina Krush”
Fans of popular sports love to use analogies describing how you can learn about life from watching their favorite game. While this might be the case for die hard fans, most of the time, the average person can’t relate. Continue reading “5 Life Lessons Every Chess Player Learns”
Blitz chess is always a hot topic for discussion among chess players.
The blitz-debate divides the chess community into two groups:
- Those who find blitz chess to be beneficial
- Those who find blitz chess detrimental.
The first group view blitz (also known as fast chess) as an indispensable tool that improves their adaptability… Continue reading “Strategy Comparison: Blitz Chess vs Regular Chess”
A few years before retiring, the legendary world chess champion Garry Kasparov played a simultaneous exhibition match in the historic city of Partras in western Greece.
He played white in the above position against an amateur player, who was about to be defeated in a few moves. Although it would have been Herculean for the Greek Amateur to beat a 2800 world champion, his 26-move defeat highlights the fact that he probably screwed up something in the opening phase of the game.
Continue reading “Survive The Opening of Chess with These 5 Tips”
Metal chess sets offer something unique to the collection of a chess lover. Most chess sets are plastic, wood, or natural stone, simply because these materials are seen as traditional and durable. Continue reading “Brass Slim vs. Florence Metal Chess Men”