Grandmaster Atanas Kolev explores his painful strategic losses from the 80s and 90s. Hear the stories behind the games.
by Paul Schwent, Scholastic Instructor
Nothing crushes a beginner's love of chess quicker than getting annihilated at the board. For a six or seven year old just learning the game, the result of their first few games can be the difference between getting excited about the game of chess that can grow into a lifelong passion and never wanting to see a chess board again.