G

General

The 65th square

The secret of Grandmaster play is to make use of the hidden 65th square on the chess board. I'm sure you've all had the experience of having a piece come at you, apparently out of nowhere, to take one of your army. That piece came from the 65th square.

I can't show you the square, because it's not on the usual 8x8 grid system, but I can show you that it is there.

A la carte

I have been looking at French repertoires recently, and thought it was useful for my own amusement at least to see what various authors writing for the Black audience recommended.

Repertoire books these days often give you a choice, which is excellent.

Variation
McDonald 2008

CHRISTMAS BOOK REVIEW: last minute gifts for the unimproved player

Some tips when choosing a Christmas gift for the chess player in your life. (An odd idea I know, but I think many of them still live with their mum. [Hello, Mum!])

The Ideas Behind Modern Chess Publishing (Gravy Train)

Winning Chess for Humans

Play through PGN collections

PDF versions of handouts

Club games

Erro ergo sum: analysis and error

The Art of Analysis, Part 1

What's wrong with club players? An MOT for us all

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Chess Quotes

"The hardest game to win is a won game."
— -- Em. LASKER
" Actually, the hardest game to win is a lost game."