Karpov on Fischer: Volume 1 – The Quest For The Crown!
Posted on May 23, 2012 by GM Ron W Henley in All Articles w/ Videos, Classic Games (Pre 2010), Strategy & Game Review

Introducing the comprehensive 3-Volume DVD set “Karpov on Fischer” – where former World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov and Grandmaster Ron W. Henley analyze and evaluate the legendary Bobby Fischer’s rise to the chess crown in 1972 and his famous 1992 return match with Boris Spassky. In this DVD series, it is just too easy to sense Karpov’s incredibly deep positional understanding as he explains the reasons behind Fischer’s brilliant moves. GM Henley is no slouch […]

How to Know When to Sacrifice the Exchange
Posted on May 22, 2012 by William in Classic Games (Pre 2010), General Chess Articles, Strategy & Game Review

So now that we know how awesome it is to create dynamic imbalances from previous articles, we still need to acknowledge that there is an appropriate “time and place” to mix it up with a sacrifice. One of the most frequent sacrifices in chess is the “exchange sacrifice” – an absolute classic sac that can be personified in many different forms. For example, Tigran Petrosian was famous for defensively sacrificing the exchange to construct an […]

3 Blitz Games with GM Ron W. Henley (Sniper, Dzindzi, French)
Posted on May 21, 2012 by GM Ron W Henley in All Articles w/ Videos, Strategy & Game Review

Game 1: Sicilian Sniper – Guidez 2167 – GM Ron W Henley 2879 Against my SNIPER, White employed 4.dxc4 Qa5+ 5.Bd2 Qxc5 and 6.Bc3 which allows Black a pretty solid position with equality. My 12…e5 was to prevent his e4-e5 thrust, but development with 12…Bb7 would suffice. With my pawns on dark squares, he played the “positionally inspired” 13.Ba6 forcing the exchange of light square Bs. My 13….Nh5 was eyeing the f4 square, but 13…Nxe4 […]

How Do I Know If My Child Is Ready For Chess?
Posted on May 20, 2012 by Laura in General Chess Articles

Parents often wonder if their child is ready for chess. I think many guess “no,” because they feel the child should be of a certain age. It might surprise you to learn that some children learn to play a full game of chess before they learn to talk! Is that common? No. But it has happened and it is possible. One of the top questions I get as a chess educator is, “What is the […]

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