The Chess Atlas blog

The Chess Atlas is half a knowledge-base half a blog. Here is the blog.

As I wrote in the February 2020 update, I started studying the endgame a few weeks ago. My plan was to go through all of 100 Endgames You Must Know before writing about the endgame but, you know, plans are meant to change. So I’ll start from what changed, then I’ll share a mental model that’s helping me making sense of the vast theory behind endgames, and finally a quick update about where I’m with my endgame studies and where I want to go from there.

You can hear chess players saying they’ve got the chess bug. And if you’re into chess, there’s a high chance you think you got the same bug. The passion for the game is hard to explain in words, there are too many aspects. The fascination of its logical thinking, its strategic insights, not to mention the beauty of a perfect information game. Soon after you get the hang of the game you start loosing matches and have no idea why.

As this is the first blog post on the chess atlas, an explanation of what this website is about is in order. I’ll go over what my motivations are (aka why am I even doing this?), what I intend to write about (aka what’s a chess atlas anyway?), and the way I planned to proceed (aka how am I going about this?).