Startling Correspondence Chess Miniatures

CCIM Tim Harding Chess Mail Ltd., 2000, 128 pp. While miniature game collections are not new and often of marginal quality, Tim Harding finds a nice hook and carries it out capably.  Although I didn't think I would like this book of games ...

Akiba Rubinstein: The Later Years

by IM John Donaldson & IM Nikolay Minev. This book is unique in a number of ways. The first thing you notice is the layout. While it is the approximate size of most books (9x6 inches), the long measurement is horizontal. Secondly, the ...

en passant rule

What Is En Passant

This is another of the special and complicated moves in chess, and like castling, beginners often make mistakes when trying to capture en passant. It helps to understand how this rule works if you've heard of a little history. Today, a pawn has ...

2001: A Space Odyssey Chess Game

Chess Trivia Part 1

Chess related trivia, connected to movies, books, and some interesting and important persons through the history. Lear and impress your friends while playing. 2001 The film "2001: A Space Odyssey" has a computer which played quite ...