At last year’s U.S. Open, I had an eye-opening conversation about studying the opening with two friends. Between the three of us, we represented an interesting cross-section of chessplayers: an 1800-rated player, a National Master, and a Grandmaster.
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What stuck with me the most was the incredible energy that Tal brought to the chessboard. He saw opportunities for activity and the initiative in positions where others, even top grandmasters, saw just pieces chaotically scattered across the board.
My first reaction to Fischer: Move by Move by Cyrus Lakdawala, was one of anticipation. Fischer is one of my favorite players to study. His games are masterpieces. And his eccentric life story has always provided an interesting background to his unparalleled accomplishments.
My second thought was: In the midst of the many, many books I’ve already seen about Fischer, could this one offer new material?
Ever wonder what a grandmaster considers during a chess game? Vanessa West reviews “Lessons with a Grandmaster III”, by GM Boris Gulko and Dr. Joel Sneed.
As a chess teacher myself, I’ve often wondered: When should you start teaching endgame concepts to beginning students?
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