Chess and Complicated Watches

Introduction: A work of art is something to behold! Captivating to the eyes, the senses and the mind. When we think works of art, most will think of paintings. For you watch enthusiasts, complications are what makes the the simple watch a true…

Chess & The Power of Focus

Before I start, I know it has been a while since I last posted anything. I do apologize for this. I have spending the majority of my time for the last couple of months creating my chess coaching course. Through it all, there were numerous…

Does Chess Control Your Anger Issues?

    The question of controlling your anger issues brings up a variety of solutions from different schools of thought. Speaking from childhood experience, I remember that I was taken to a psychiatrist and was prescribed…

House of Staunton Deluxe Tournament Bag- Your Whole Chess Experience Fit to Perfection!

Introduction: From 15+ years of experience, I have bought cheap chess tournament bags and I have bought expensive chess tournament bags. In comparing the two,  the old adage goes; you get what you pay for. In looking for a chess tournament…

Chess Psychology-Why Understanding it Matters

Chess Psychology is a very interesting subject. That is because the key to winning more games is to understand the psychology behind why the opponent thinks the way he/she thinks. The opponents way of thinking will determine whether he/she will…

How Chess Helps Quicken Decision Making!

Introduction: Many days, I am short on time and therefore, like to play chess games that are short on time for each side, about 5 minutes. My opinion is 5 minute chess games are actually more beneficial than I realized when I have to learn…

Barnes Opening-Your Opponent Will Go Crazy!

Introduction: As part of my quest to find games online in the chessgames.com opening explorer that use unconventional chess openings, I have noticed that some openings have a very limited amount of games to analyze. That is a shame because…

Chess Tournaments: Should You Participate?

What is a chess tournament? A chess tournament is one where you play against other chess players based on something called a rating. The more games you win, the higher your rating becomes. The governing body for chess tournaments in the US…

Analog Versus Digital Chess Clocks. Which to Get?

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Introduction: What is a Chess Clock and What is its Purpose? A chess clock is a tool designed to control how much time can be allocated to a game. This is because some games can get so complicated that players can take hours to figure out what…

The Gorgeous Beauty of the Two Bishops!

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Introduction: I have seen many games showcasing the power of the two bishops working so beautifully. In terms of grand master play, the finest example I can think of is Fischer v. Larsen at the 1971 Candidates Semifinal match. I haven't played…