The Chessmill Ramblings and ruminations on chess in Milwaukee,
SE Wisconsin, theUSA and the World.
...Many players think they could play a good game 'if they only knew the openings.' This idea is really crazy. You can improve your opening play at any stage of your career. Make the most of your early years by using them to improve your intrinsic chess skill, rather than memorizing moves, which has very little to do with chess skill...
— C. J. S. Purdy in The Search For Chess Perfection Pehnec-Martz 1965
Nimzo-Indian. White plays a rare variation to get a strong pawn center, and Black goes astray in the ensuing complications. Pehnec-Martz 1965
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“The Chessmill” is Arlen Walker’s way of giving back to the game that has given him so much. The three major sections of the site ( “History”, “Instruction”, and “Commentary”) will contain longer pieces that fit within the chosen subject area, while the associated Blog will contain shorter fragments of thoughts which are perhaps only loosely related to chess.
Arlen used to be a chess organizer, coach, and top 50 player in his state, and has just enough ego to think that what he writes on these subjects may have an interest to those who come after him, but not so much as to believe these writings constitute the Font of All Wisdom Which Shall Not Be Questioned.
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