Written by Andres D Hortillosa on Wed, Apr 16 2008 (16:12)
Only a handful of chess authors truly understand the best method of mastering tactics. Most authors believe, as evidenced by the books and software available in the market, that puzzle exercises and solving them are the best approach to learning tactics. They could never be so wrong. The best way to learn tactics for most people is to actually learn them by seeing the transition point in its entirety from the opening phase to the beginning point of the puzzle.
Written by MonRoi Support on Tue, Apr 15 2008 (18:11)
Dallas, Texas, April 2008
At the end of the day, I think that you know that what you are doing is making a difference in the next generation. Jerry Nash, USCF Scholastic Director
It’s a great tournament – Junior High Nationals. My first time (here), it was awesome. My dad was watching on MonRoi. It was great for him. My mom was really excited after every game watching at home, checking the website all the time to see the games & results. David Adelberg
You have to always stay focused on the position. Michael Lee- K9 Winner!
Written by Andres D Hortillosa on Tue, Apr 08 2008 (16:07)
What is this blog about? Well, I will write just about anything on the subject of chess improvement in general and on tactics theory in particular. Since I already posted in a number of popular blogs about the Andrews-Ivanov controversial encounter from the US Qualifier Open in Tulsa, I will save potential readers from overkill by refraining from commenting on it further except this notice. My perspective carries some ounce of weight on the matter because I was an eyewitness to the episode. I was the guy who went and fetched the TD when Todd’s forceful objections to Ivanov’s apparent disregard of the scorekeeping rule began to annoy the other top players.
Apparently, Grandmaster Alex Ivanov was not keeping score with less than 5 minutes remaining on his clock.The time control for the tournament was Game/90 minutes with a 30 second increment per move.His opponent, FIDE Master Todd Andrews, rightly complained to the Arbiter and Ivanov was given a warning and told he had to keep score.