When it comes to choosing a defense to 1.d4, many players choose an Indian Defense. The King’s Indian Defense and Nimzo-Indian Defense are two of the most well-known.
The eighth round of the 2022 U.S. Championships saw the action calm down a bit in the Open Championship, with only two decisive games, while the Women’s Championship turned into another slugfest with five conclusive results.
We welcome Robert Irons as our new editor! Robert writes:
“I am 63 years old and I live in Heyworth, Illinois (south of Chicago, near Bloomington-Normal) with my wife Ruth Ann. I have two children, both adults, one married and the other a …
If you look through the July 2022 issue of Chess Life, you might find a familiar name on the last page. Mike Splane, whom I have mentioned many times on this blog, is featured in the column “My Best Move,” which ends every issue. The game that he writes about also appeared on this blog, […]
How do you get better at playing middlegames? There is no simple answer; it has to be a complex study. To improve your middlegame play, you should work on your tactics, calculation, positional understanding, planning, and many other things. If there are any shortcuts, it is probably to study typical pawn structures. Plans and ideas […]
O’Kelly Sicilian is a great variation of the Sicilian Defense when you don’t have so much time to study its theory. Chess has always been a fascinating game. When you see brilliant minds silently competing over the board, it is not even necessary to know the rules to get excited. Many people study chess hard. […]
The most popular way to start the game is by moving the King’s pawn two squares forward. This move has been played for centuries and is the move that most beginners are taught to start with. It is one of the most correct first moves, as it opens two pieces, the Queen and the light-squared […]
Apart from being a sound chess opening, the Bird’s Opening provides you with the opportunity to catch many of your opponents unprepared.