The Canon

Dr. Dave's Canon of Instructional Chess Games

You see the same tired old examples in every instructional book, and all over this website. Why not put them all in a PGN file? You can play along with most of the games on this site from this page or another one. This needs a better index(left), but here they are:
  • Hover mouse over board squares to see extra controls e.g. b2 = toggle autoplay, b5 = search, a5 = repeat last search, f3 = next game, f8 = shortcuts help
Select a section of the canon to go to below:

Chess Quotes

" "There are no hopeless positions;
there are only inferior positions that can be saved.

  There are no drawn positions;
there are only equal ones in which you can play for a win.

  But at the same time, don't forget that there is no such thing as a won position
in which it is impossible to lose.
"

— Grigory SANAKOEV (via Peter Lane)