2001: A Chess Odyssey – Lessons Learned Making it to Expert

This month of August has been a crazy one for me chess wise! On July 31, my rating was 1825.  3 days later it was 1952, and 8 days after that it was 2006! As I am writing this, my … Continue reading

Invisible Defender Tactic

   Before I get into this really cool story take a look at this position, and see if you can find the best move for white.  Answer is below.    I get a lot of great comments from people who see … Continue reading

The Bad Beliefs of Chess Improvement

One of the things that often surprises and saddens me is how chess players can spend years working on their chess game and never improve. Some just give up, and accept the fact that they have a low rating, and … Continue reading