Not all stoics are chess players, but all chess masters are stoic. Knights who sacrifice themselves, contemplating truth, baring their brains among the scholars of war. Burning neurons like Tal’s cigarettes. Quiet! Listen to the whispering eyes in the room evaluate them. Their positions busting along with their hearts. Watch them! Staring with disillusion atContinue reading “All Chess Masters Are Stoic”
There have been many great chess players over the years, but only a small percentage of them manage to captivate the public imagination and receive considerable mainstream attention at any given time. David Bronstein never became a world champion, but there’s no denying that at the height of his career, he frequently captivated imaginations whileContinue reading “Winning Chess Moves: Bronstein vs Geller, 1961”
Under the best of circumstances, becoming really good in chess is a serious endeavor that takes a considerable amount of time. Millions of individuals like playing chess, but only a few can master the game. What is the reason for this? Chess is, simply said, one of the most complicated games ever devised. Despite theContinue reading “My Quora Answer to: Is there a shortcut for becoming really good in chess?”
Did you see the feature story on our Free Online Chess Camp published in the Associated Press? The AP article entitled “Top California Chess Coach Teaches Free Online Chess Camps” details how Daily Chess Musings offers free online summer chess camps for players all ages and skill levels. Please share information about these camps withContinue reading “News About Our Summer Chess Camp”
Anyone who got more than 50 points will be getting a sticker. The top point earner will be getting a t-shirt as well. Name Email Points Karthik Subramanian firstname.lastname@example.org 318 winnerkarthik07 Ethan Mei email@example.com 147 Rithwik Edulakanti firstname.lastname@example.org 109 Rithwike Hiram Crossley email@example.com 80 Justin mathew firstname.lastname@example.org 78 Chaaruhaas Kandregula chaas2178 65 Arushi Maheshwari email@example.comContinue reading “Club Points Through June”
Greetings Chess Players and welcome to my Daily Chess Musing for Tuesday July 6th, 2021. The pandemic has greatly curtailed opportunities to play in chess tournaments over the last year and a half. So we are giving all chess players an opportunity to compete and share their love for chess at a major online internationalContinue reading “Daily Chess Musings Summer Games Coming Next Month!”
Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Sunday July 4, 2021. For those of us in America, the Fourth of July is Independence Day. But, since this is a chess musing, rather than talk about Uncle Sam I will be presenting a chess game played byContinue reading “TACTICAL PYROTECHNICS FOR THE 4TH OF JULY”
Loading… Broadly speaking, a chess puzzle refers to a board situation where chess pieces and chess rules must be used to solve the puzzle. While game winning moves from actual play make up the majority of chess puzzles, some of the most challenging puzzles in chess have been composed as art rather than played inContinue reading “My Quora Answer to: What is your favorite puzzle?”
It is with great sadness that I am sharing the news that Joseph Norman Cotter passed away on May 23 at the age of 91. Mr. Cotter was a chess player, educator and friend whom I met during our shared adventures in the 2006 USCF Golden Knights correspondence chess tournament. During our game, Norman spokeContinue reading “Joseph Norman Cotter (June 25, 1929 – May 23, 2021)”
Hello Chess Players! The points are done being calculated. We apologize that it took a bit longer, but we had an issue with the patches we ordered. So we found an alternative: We will be giving out T-Shirts, pins, and stickers instead. I will be sending an email out today about your shirt size. PleaseContinue reading “June Camp Points & Prizes”
When you think about it, our whole life is about solving puzzles. Chess problems are similar to life problems in that solving the puzzle requires careful thought and that through practice, we can improve our ability to quickly find the best solution. So enjoy our daily chess puzzles and smile knowing that by doing soContinue reading “Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 58”
Emmanuel Lasker offered the famous advice, “When you see a good move, look for a better one.” Today’s position easily lends itself to this exercise in chess thought. First, find the obvious good move. Then, try and find the best continuation.
White to move and mate in 5 (from Yuri Averbakh vs. Alexander Kazimirovich Tolush, 1963).
At age 99, Yuri Averbakh has spent the better part of of his life checkmating opponents but off the board, it appears that he used his famous chess stubbornness to checkmate COVID.
On May 22, The Eade Foundation Spring Scholastic Chess Classic took place online. This prestigious event attracted many of the top youth chess players from around the United States and Canada. The tournament which was organized by Chris Torres of https://dailychessmusings.com and directed by Jay Stallings of https://chesshootz.com was a well-run 5 round rapid playContinue reading “Tournament Report for The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic”
Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Saturday, June 12, 2021. Yesterday, I saw advertisements for ten or so summer chess camps just by perusing through my Facebook feed. Of course, every chess camp claimed to be great, but in reality, very few can prove toContinue reading “The Golden Ticket for an Iconic Summer Chess Experience”
Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Wednesday, June 8, 2021. For many, the road to chess excellence is elusive. Perhaps a superbly talented chess player lacks the motivation necessary to succeed. Others may have motivation but lack focus. The final ingredient is commitment and itContinue reading “The Road to Chess Excellence”
Hello All! The Eade Foundation Spring Scholastic Chess Classic has been rated! The order listed on Tornelo (pictured below) is the order in which the prizes will be issued. If the USCF Report has you in a slightly different order, Coach Jay says: I don’t know why US Chess does not list players in tie-breakContinue reading “The Eade Foundation Spring Scholastic Chess Classic Official Results”
Chess is a demanding game. For many of us, the game represents a never-ending sequence of challenges. We grow fixated on losses, obsessing over every imperfection in our play, agonizing about the missed opportunities and how we destroyed our rating. In this way, we hold ourselves to unrealistic, if not humanly impossible, expectations. Give yourselfContinue reading “Learning to Laugh at your Worst Chess Mistakes”