A Fine Rook Endgame, Part 1

I’m back! Actually, I never left, but this blog has been silent for seven weeks, so some of you may have been wondering where I went. My apologies: I was busy with other things (like a book proposal), but to be honest, I just didn’t have any topics that were worth writing about. I could […]

A Foundation for Beginners Seventy Five

Much of the last week, I was asked a specific question, how much theory should I study and how often should I put that theory into play (practice)? I was going to finish the game we’ve been analyzing this week but realized that this question might be on the minds of those reading this series … Continue reading “A Foundation for Beginners Seventy Five”

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Sac Or No Sac? (3)


“A sacrifice is best refuted by accepting it” Wilhelm Steinitz I have been talking about the importance of knowing patterns and combinations in rapid play many times. This past week at the club we witnessed another game where this knowledge (or lack of) made the difference. It is not like we did not learn the … Continue reading “Sac Or No Sac? (3)”

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