Cheap Opening Traps, Fritz 13 fun, Inception, Exhibitionists

  For those who like cheap opening traps, here is one you might like to add to your tool box e4 c5 Nf3 d6 c3 Nf6 Be2 (Diagram) If black gets greedy and grabs the pawn with 4. …Nxe4?, then … Continue reading

Anthea Carson Podcast: Queen to Play Movie, Chess Improvement, Wild West Tourney

I recently recorded a podcast with my favorite guest, Anthea Carson. Anthea and I discussed The Chess Themed Movie “Queen to Play”.  Both of us really loved this movie.  Anthea had some very interesting insights about the movie.  She could … Continue reading

Icelandic Gambit in Iceland, Back of the Bus, Upcoming tournaments

My post “Mt. Evans Gambit” inspired another chess player, “morgski” on Red Hot Pawn, to play an opening at a location of the same name! Red Hot Pawn blogger greenpawn34 documented this in his excellent blog, with the post “Sitting … Continue reading