The main attraction in this week’s column is a “carousel of cyclotrons”. But first, let’s play the old switcheroo. The Puzzling Side of Chess is posted three times per month, on the second, third, and fourth Fridays.
I recently arbitrated at a chess tournament that included many “amateurs”. I made some observations and in some cases I had to take decisions and then explain them, although they seemed very obvious to me. A new column is posted the third Thursday of each month.
Advancing your chess knowledge is important, even crucial, but it doesn’t replace honing your skills, e.g., properly using your intelligence to be able to better handle chess-specific problems and situations. Look for a new Novice Nook the third Wednesday of each month.