Posts Tagged ‘Donny Gray’

  • Chess in Prison

    Endgame Fundamentals…Sort of

    August 1, 2014 • Endgame Fundamentals, Featured1532

    By Donny Gray Psssst. Keep this to yourself. Don’t tell anyone but this article is not about endings! Well, I guess it technically is since I DO talk about a queen and king mate at the end. So maybe I won’t get in trouble with the authorities when...

  • CHESS Queen vs King on beach

    Queen and Pawns in the Endgame

    June 1, 2014 • Endgame Fundamentals, Featured2298

    By Donny Gray Many times after a long hard fought battle, your chess game becomes a race to Queen a pawn. But no matter what the position, someone will Queen first. Let’s take a look at some of the resulting endings when someone Queens first. If both...

  • CHESS king in the center

    King in the Center

    April 25, 2014 • Endgame Fundamentals, Featured1351

    By Donny Gray Back in the olden days, late 1970’s, GM Larry Christiansen came to Little Rock Arkansas to give an exhibition and lecture. My rating then was around 1800 give or take a rating point or two. Two things stand out about his visit to me that...

  • Endgame


    March 29, 2014 • Endgame Fundamentals, Featured1843

    One of my favorite chess books is Domination in 2,545 Endgame Studies, by Ghenrikh Kasparyan. It is solely about how to dominate your opponent’s pieces. Domination is a way to say that even though a piece has a wide choice of squares, it cannot avoid...