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Bain – John’s Wisdom

John Bain from Chess For Students says… “Perseverance and tenacity–add patience–whichever words you prefer–are hallmarks of good chess players in the face of challenging positions. In other words, …WHAT?!”

John Bain from Chess For Students says… “Perseverance and tenacity–add patience–whichever words you prefer–are hallmarks of good chess players in the face of challenging positions. In other words, …WHAT?!”

“Perseverance and tenacity–add patience–whichever words you prefer–are hallmarks of good chess players in the face of challenging positions. In other words, never give up!” -John Bain, author of world’s best-selling scholastic chess... Read more
John Bain from Chess For Students says… “When a reckless, madman King sends his Queen to capture a weak, defenseless ‘poisoned’ pawn—he ‘wins’ the pawn but…WHAT?”

John Bain from Chess For Students says… “When a reckless, madman King sends his Queen to capture a weak, defenseless ‘poisoned’ pawn—he ‘wins’ the pawn but…WHAT?”

“Win a pawn, lose the war. In chess as in life, when a reckless, madman King abandons all caution and greedily sends his Queen early into combat to capture a weak, defenseless ‘poisoned’ pawn—he ‘wins’ the pawn but loses the Queen and the endgame. The moral:... Read more

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