Blitz in chess
A game of chess requires a fairly quick pondering of moves. But the introduction of a blitz game in a London club at the end of the 19th century became…

Continue reading →

Weak Field and Pawn Sauce
Everyone who strives to achieve heights in martial art must have minimal knowledge, which will be his invisible weapon in battle. We are immersed in the world of struggle, which…

Continue reading →

How to get rid of yawns and chess views
To begin with, we’ll understand how yawns differ from views. In his book Secrets of Practical Chess, John Nunn wrote the following: “Views and yawns are two varieties of the…

Continue reading →

often remember

1 2 3 5

A bit about checkers and again about chess

“In life, chess and checkers you need to think for a long time,
to make a quick decision ”

There is a legend: in ancient times, the king of France, Louis XIV, handed the chief of the secret police “Lettre de Cache” – a special warrant for arrest and imprisonment in the Bastille, without trial, by order of the king. The eternal imprisonment, madness and slow death, was doomed to a famous conspirator.

But the conspirator turned out to be a strong man. He never thought of giving up! Every morning, in order not to weaken, he did gymnastics. His brain needed the same gymnastics. A checker game came to the rescue. Continue reading

On improving the chess player

Each chess player is improving in his own ways. Our masters care little about the transfer of their experience to youth. forcing many first-timers gropingly to seek the right methods of working on themselves. A typical example of such a “wandering in the dark” is my quest for chess. The desire to facilitate the task of young Soviet chess players seeking to improve their skills suggested the idea of ​​this article to me. I hope that my thoughts, supported by the concrete experience of chess improvement, will be able to provide them with at least some help.

I got the first category in 1934. By this time I already had a number of successes in competitions. Further performances in tournaments of the first category and mixed tournaments with the participation of the Continue reading

Attention Exercises

Concentration in chess is no less important than in boxing – loss of concentration is fraught with rapid defeat. Here’s what it says about concentration on Wikipedia:

Concentration of attention is the retention of information about an object in short-term memory. This retention involves the allocation of the “object” as a concept from the general idea of ​​the world.

Concentration of attention is one of the properties of attention. Other properties of attention: stability, volume and switchability. Violation of the ability to concentrate is called “distracted attention.”

Attention Exercises Continue reading

1 2 3 5
Did Lenin play chess with Hitler: Scandalous etching of a little-known artist
This drawing, which dates back to 1909, caused 100 years after its creation a real scandal. Could young Hitler have met Lenin, and did such a chess game really happen?…

...

Queen in chess
The queen in chess is the most dangerous piece, whose strength is equal to nine pawns. Modern theory attributes it to "heavy pieces" (the second of which is the boat).…

...

Spassky vs. Fisher: the legendary chess battle
Most recently, we wrote about the biography of Robert Fisher. In his life there was an interesting period when he played for the world title and we decided to describe…

...

They are tired
In 1946, freshman at the Law School of the University of Amsterdam, Hein Donner went to Groningen at the Staunton Memorial. Student Donner was rarely seen in university auditoriums: captivated…

...