Preston Ladson of Philadelphia demonstrates why a difference of 300+ rating points can be decisive in correspondence chess. We also check out a correspondence game by Eric Schiller (1955-2018).
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WIM Ruth Haring, 1955-2018 Former US Chess president and FIDE Zonal 2.1 (USA) president has died in California; once stated, “I love chess and want…
Eric Schiller, author, coach, organizer and FIDE Master, died on November 3, 2018 of cardiovascular disease, after long illness. One of the game’s most prolific…
[Paul Keres’] great skill in dealing with complications was developed largely through correspondence play.
-Max Euwe, the 5th Classical World Chess Champion
“Modern correspondence chess isn’t all about CPU power (although that obviously helps), but more about how you prepare each move and how you work with the engine in tandem with your own ideas. You can get lazy and buy a powerful computer, and probably get to a fairly decent rating on ICCF just parroting the engine, but that’s not going to take you to the top.”
Did you ever wonder what your opponent really means in his note to you scrawled on his postcard?
Max Zavanelli was born August 20, 1946 and died January 27, 2018. In those seventy plus years, Max contributed a lot to correspondence chess, especially international correspondence chess.
If you are a regular to the Marshall Chess Club in New York City, you will certainly come across his name on numerous wall charts or recognize his face at one of the top boards during their weekly or weekend tournaments over the last 15 years or so.
US Chess Hall of Famer, Grandmaster and US Open Champion Anatoly Lein died on March 1, 2018, in Cleveland, Ohio one week after the death…
On Monday evening US Chess learned of the passing this past Friday, January 26, of former US Chess President Gary Hugh Sperling. Former Executive Director Al Lawrence…
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