In my most recent post, Moving on after Vacation, I decided to convert more material left over from my six years with About.com. A year ago, in What's Popular, What's Not, I determined which of the converted pages were the most visited. Here is an update showing the 25 most popular pages, in descending order of interest, out of the ~150 I have already converted.
- The Origin of Chess
- Chess Bibliography
- Vincenzio the Venetian
- Index: Improve Your Chess Game
- Positional Play : Piece Placement and Chess Strategy
- Sicilian Defense - 2...e6 Variations
- Chess in the Middle Ages
- Positional Play : Pawn Structure
- Index: Learn to Play Chess
- Top 10 Popular Chess Openings
- Chess Openings - Unusual First Moves
- Welcome to 'Chess for All Ages'
- Openings - Introduction to 1.d4
- Index: Chess History
- Improve Your Middle Game (Part 1 - Patterns)
- Award Winning Chess Books
- Top 10 Ways to Lose at Chess
- 1844 Romantic Game - Every Move Explained
- Openings - Introduction to 1.e4
- Positional Play in Chess
- Top 10 Myths About Chess
- Improve Your Middle Game (Part 3 - Plans)
- Chess Openings : Count the Developing Moves
- Build an Opening Repertoire (Part 1)
- Chess Ratings
The dominant theme here is chess improvement, with a few history pieces thrown in for balance. I've often said that a player who is really interested in chess will also be interested in chess history. For an excellent blog devoted to the topic of improvement, see The Chess Improver, by GM Nigel Davies; recommended for players of all levels.
Later: This was used in 4th of July Chess Improvement Blog Carnival!!. It's not really the sort of thing I like to submit to a blog carnival, but I was on vacation in June and didn't have a lot to choose from.