90 ( +1 | -1 ) Novice Nook # 67Wow, it's been a while since I turned to the Dan Heisman articles. Job intensity, home life, and even OTB tournaments. I just finished a month-long tournament for the Denver Chess Club championship. I scored two wins, a draw and a loss, all against players rated 300 points or more higher than me. In fact, the two wins were against players rated 600 and 500 points higher! I don't attribute it all to the NN articles, but certainly some of the DH reading I've been doing has helped.
This week's article is entitled, "Making Chess Simple". Not a lot new in it, but a good summary of some stuff he's covered before and a nice short excerpt from a book I recently acquired but haven't read, "Chess for Zebras" by John Rowson.
18 ( +1 | -1 ) Useful article...... Mainly owing to the several links he includes to other "Novice Nook" articles. I still reckon these are a good read and a handy reminder... Thanks, ws! Cheers, Ion