The Human Factor in Chess

GM Karsten Mueller shouldn’t need a presentation, he is likely the GM who has written more books about the endgame in chess history! He publishes regularly on Chessbase Magazine a column on chess endgames which is simply fantastic, and big like a book, since he presents something like 50 different endgames every 2 months. I

The French Defence Move by Move

The French Defense Damian Lemos Everyman Chess 2021

Intro: I’m going to review 3 new chess books on the French defense. The goal is to inform the reader of the content of such books, so they can decide how to spend their hard earned money, and at the same time to make it a training-teaching moment for the reader and myself. The different

The 14th Czechoslovak Championship

When chess games and the history of a chess set come all together – By Holger Langer and Davide Nastasio This is a rare Czech tournament chess set similar to the ones used in the 14th Czechoslovak Championship which was held at Poděbrady from July 5-26, 1936. The tournament was organized as an international event,

Fat Fritz 2 versus Magnus Carlsen!

Who is the best chess player of all time? Often such question generates endless debates in internet chess forum and involves the names of: Fischer, Kasparov, Carlsen and Karpov… Strangely none of them, also if they are truly great players, would be able to withstand a freeware like Stockfish set at few seconds per move,

How to study the openings – Part 1

Many will not believe one would share the correct way to study the openings, because they believe in chess secrets. Instead here there is a method, based on a good amount of studying hours, which will help everyone to learn any opening and form an opening repertoire. It’s possible that in few months, thanks to

The Grunfeld Formula!

I strive to make reviews which are not advertisement for the product, but instructional tools for those who are on the road to chess mastery. Within the article I’ll make a comparison with different DVDs or Books published on the topic, or which are related, to make aware the reader of how to deepen one’s own understanding, and in which direction to turn our attention. There will also be games and positions one must try to understand without using an engine, because in real tournaments we don’t have someone to tell us how to play. Then once one gets the DVD he/she can check the different understanding gained through studying previous games, and how Martin deals with the topic.