The Hypnotist !?
Mikhail Tal ( 1936-1992 ) earned the nickname ‘The Magician from Riga’ because of the almost super-human feats that he … Read the rest
by kevinspraggettonchess · Published August 12, 2019 · Last modified August 15, 2019
50 Years Ago
Memories. In the summer of 1969, though I was not yet a tournament player — I had discovered the chess world only … Read the rest
by kevinspraggettonchess · Published July 14, 2019 · Last modified August 20, 2019
The Commonwealth’s 1st Grandmaster
(This article was originally published here on this blog on September 4th, 2010. Readers have asked me to update it and
by kevinspraggettonchess · Published April 6, 2019 · Last modified June 29, 2019
The Discovered-check Revisited
We are taught to avoid the opponent’s dreaded discovered-check almost from day one of us learning to play the game. And with … Read the rest
What Makes a Chess Game Memorable?
Drama, of course! Preferably a well played game, but it MUST contain some element of drama. Sometimes that drama … Read the rest
by kevinspraggettonchess · Published April 12, 2010 · Last modified June 6, 2019
My chess friend