Two Chess Books for Advanced Players

Modern Chess Openings (14th edition) versus Fundamental Chess Openings These two large books on chess openings are both broad in their coverage. They include the following openings (but are not at all limited to them): Alekhine Defense Austrian Attack (Pirc) Benoni Bishop’s Opening Blumenfeld Counter Gambit Cambridge Springs Variation Caro-Kann Defense Catalan Opening Center Game […]

New Method in a Chess Book for Beginners

How does an average non-genius learn how to win a game of chess? The tradition method for a beginner is quite simple: Play chess games and learn by experience. Reading a chess book is the second most popular way for a novice to learn, but that does not usually work as well, for most chess […]

Another Voice for the Benefits of Chess for Children

Susan Polgar, a former Women’s World Chess Champion, has said: “According to research, [academic] test scores improved by 17.3% for students regularly engaged in chess classes, compared with only 4.6% for children participating in other forms of enriched activities.” She has been promoting chess for children for many years in the United States, a nation […]