Chess, Capitalism, and


To take my mind off my recent “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad” chess tournament, here are some thoughts on other things going on in the chess world… My friend Gjon Feinstein has alerted me several times to a YouTube channel called “Chess Dojo” (, a project of GM Jesse Kraai, IM David Pruess, and […]

Play Sound Openings

What do you think about get-rich schemes? You know: “Sign up here, spin the wheel, win a prize and become a millionaire…after you pay a small commission for processing the payment!” Obviously, most of such schemes are organized by fraudsters with the intent of milking money from gullible people.

Hybrid Chess is here to stay

In a world under the shadow of Covid, Hybrid chess is becoming increasingly popular. It is arbiter-supervised Internet tournaments in which players gather at a venue to play against opponents similarly gathered elsewhere. That’s a whole lot cheaper tha…