51 Chess Openings for Beginners

51 Chess Openings for Beginners by Bruce Albertson My review rating: 4 of 5 starsGreat book! Simple, easy to understand look at probably the 51 most common openings in chess. It doesn’t get sidetracked by endless sub-lines and variations, and actually describes why each move is made, usually out to about move 6. If you […]

Bobby Fischer is dead in Iceland

According to an article in the NY Times, Bobby Fischer is dead. He was a strange man, probably bipolar (that’s not the strange part), who renounced the United States as a Jewish dictatorship and who applauded the 9/11 attacks on the United States. First Things has a nice little editorial on the reclusive chess genius. […]