Chess Tactics: Uhlmann—Zwaig, 1967

Tactics are everywhere I recently looked at the game Uhlmann—Zwaig from Halle 1967, and a possible tactic caught my attention (it did not actually occur in the game). It’s a great example of looking for checks, captures, and threats before considering other moves! If you haven’t been looking for checks, captures, and threats before when

The FIDE Candidates Tournament. Let’s discuss.

What a mess! The big news in the chess world is the decision to pause the FIDE Candidates Tournament held in Yekaterinburg, Russia after the first half. The winner of the Candidates Tournament will challenge World Champion Magnus Carlsen in the next title match. Starting the event was questionable in the first place. While I

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