Monthly Archives: February 2017

2017 FIDE Grand Prix

Hey everyone! Just dropped in to throw together a quick editorial.   I’ve been watching the 1st leg of the 2017 FIDE Grand Prix, which is one of the steps towards fighting for the world chess championship. The tournament is taking place in Sharjah in the UAE (United Arab Emirates). Even though the tournament has […]

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Play Chess Against the Computer

I’m asked all the time by chess beginners whether or not they should play chess against computers. My answer to this question has changed as I’ve gotten older. It’s also changed as the strongest chess software has evolved to become the best players in the world. Now, I’m not old enough to remember when computers […]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs for Chess

I┬áread an article recently on the chessbase website about how some chess players are improving their focus and concentration with the help of certain performance enhancing drugs. In particular, it described prescription medication such as Adderall. The article basically showed a study that proved these types of “brain drugs” can improve chess results by 15%! […]

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Chess Strategies for Beginners

I’ve been asked whether this site will have any type of information on chess strategies for beginners. Even my older brother has asked me to give him some tips on improving his chess (he’s just now learning the moves). Well, the short answer is YES! Although, most of this site will cater to those chess […]

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