A Dean of American Chess Arthur Bisguier (1929-2017) was a grandmaster (1957) from New York. The 1954 U.S. Champion won clear or shared first place at the U.S. Open five times between 1950 and 1969. He also represented the USA in five Olympiads between 1952 and 1972. As an author he wrote, among other works, The
Want One of Your Chess Games Analyzed? I am accepting submissions at email@example.com. If you have played an interesting game (win, loss, or draw), send it to me! Over time, I will annotate and post some of the best entries.
Luke McShane keeps it simple Luke McShane (born 1984) is an English Grandmaster who won the World Under-10 Championship in 1993 and Wijk aan Zee B in 2011. He reached a peak FIDE rating of 2713 in July 2012, and his peak world rank of 29 in November of that year. He has scored victories over Michael Adams,
The Best Book to Learn the Caro-Kann Defense Understanding the Caro-Kann Defense was published way back in 1981. Amazon tells me I purchased it in March 2012, but I’ve only read it recently … and regret not doing so much sooner. I have read a lot of Caro-Kann (1.e4 c6) books over the years, as I
In Part 1, we discussed 1.e4. I opined that the King Pawn universe is not for everyone. That begs the question: What About the Closed Openings? This is a much broader topic, because it includes basically everything except 1.e4! Still, there’s an obvious place to start. 1.d4 — Have it Your Way Generally, you’ll prefer
A King’s Indian Sprint Ognjen Cvitan (born 1961) is a Croatian Grandmaster most notable for winning the 1981 World Junior Championship. Our featured position comes from a game played during the 1997-98 season of the German Bundesliga, one of the top team chess leagues in the world. In a wild King’s Indian Defense, typical of the
Sadly, just four days after my post on double GM Vasily Malinin … he passed away, on November 22, 2020 at 64 years old. You can find more details about the man here, plus a couple more of his outstanding games. I also suggest reading the article to the end … RIP GM Malinin.