Do you know why you win, lose or draw your games? In reviewing our games, we can find those ‘pivotal moments’ where the balance swung our way or our opponents and classify it. How you classify it doesn’t matter as […]
Some advice from GM Maurice Ashley on what to think about when your opponent plays his move. Check out his website here.
“He [Emanuel Lasker] told me that this principle of controlling as many squares as possible was his guide at every stage of the game. He said “In the majority of cases it is probably best to have Knight and Bishop […]
“He (Richard Teichmann) was the first to give me a conscious insight into the basic difference between master chess and the chess played by even the strongest amateur. The master asks himself at every step whether he is doing something […]
“First, play through the whole game without hesitating more than a couple seconds at each move. If you have the urge to pause longer – don’t! Take a piece of paper and make some notes if you wish, and continue […]
Ever watched a film for the 5th time and noticed something you’ve not seen before? Much information does not ‘register’ in our memory straight away. For that reason, it is useful to make notes when studying chess books and analysing […]