On the Inordinate Number of Fischer-Sozin Najdorfs in That TV Series

On the Inordinate Number of Fischer-Sozin Najdorfs in That TV Series

      Mr. Shaibel was a horrible chess teacher, whose first lessons for Elizabeth Harmon used all 32 units. We don’t begin with 2x2x2x2x2, we begin with 2 + 2.       Despite Mr. Shaibel’s teachings, Harmon beat Burgov at the end, and they all lived happily ever after. Except for real-life chess teachers meeting parents who think their […]

Adapt or Die

Adapt or Die

      Chess Life editor John Hartmann said during the New Formats for Chess Journalism panel at the ChessTech conference Dec. 6: “Adapt or die.”       Hartmann was talking about the evolution of content and style in Chess Life as the magazine tries to keep a seat at the table with live streams and short videos.       The Chess […]