This is an updated version of the initial Chess.com University's Prodigy Program announcement which was posted on October 15th, 2014. We have now finalized the starting date and added a third section (~1500 ELO). ALL live lectures will be recorde... | Read More
This is part of my column Move by Move: Chess Improvement. To get your game analyzed, please join the group:
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White has achieved a nice position... | Read More
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This is the second issue of my column Move by Move Chess Improvement. I would like to thank JeewanAtwal for submitting his game.
A lot of players would without thinking play ...h6 to drive away the bishop. Unfortunately, "instan... | Read More
This is the opening issue of my new series Move by Move Chess Improvement
I have chosen to analyze a game in which Black misunderstood the most important plan of the position and what followed were some missed opportunities from both sides ... | Read More
Chess.com University taught its online youth and novice chess camp from September 27th-28th, 2014. Chess enthusiasts from around the world gathered online to learn chess from popular Chess.com University instructors.
Besides learning chess, camp... | Read More
After organizing the world's first online chess camp, which was aimed at intermediate and advanced adult tournament players, Chess.com University is back with another online chess camp, this time for youth and novice chess players!
Chess.com... | Read More
The Study of games between great chess players from the past has been recommended by the best coaches around the world. But, how do we actually benefict from this games? It's not easy to answer this question. The tactics and strategies that are ve... | Read More
In my past articles "Three Key Ways to Improve at Chess (part 1)" and "Part 2" I listed the three key methods of improvement that all chess players striving to get better should focus on:
1. Take in as much information about chess as possible (Le... | Read More
In my past article "Three Key Ways to Improve at Chess (part 1)" I listed the three key methods of improvement that all chess players striving to get better should focus on:
Take in as much information about chess as possible (Learning)
Have a pl... | Read More
Recently I've received a lot of emails from prospective students who ask me “How do I get better at chess?” In my opinion, there are three important methods of improvement that I feel are key to everyone's growth as chess players. This articl... | Read More
This article is particularly aimed beginners however this common mistake of "hope chess" will rear it's ugly head at almost every level.
We'll work our way from beginner to master exploring how this mistake appears on multiple levels.
Part I foc... | Read More
Continuando con el tema iniciado en un artículo anterior sigo con la idea de recomendar más textos, sobre todo pensando en principiantes y aquellos que recién se inician en el estudio del deporte ciencia.
Conversando acerca de qué libros leer... | Read More
En el siguiente post quiero recomendar algunos libros que me parecen esenciales para cualquier persona que quiera dar sus primeros pasos en el ajedrez.
El primer libro que quiero mencionar se llama "Fundamentos del Ajedrez" de José Raúl Capablan... | Read More
Originally written for http://stuscorner.wordpress.com
In today’s ( simple ) lesson we will deal with a long-term planning, logical thinking, and understanding.
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e6 7.f3 b5 8.Qd2 Nbd7 9.g4 ( ... | Read More
Este artículo va destinado a todos aquellos jugadores, de todo el mundo y, de todos los niveles, sobre, lo que el ajedrez implica y lo que el ajedrez es, desde mi más humilde percepción.
Querría contaros mis inicios en el ajedrez (tranqui... | Read More
Excerpt I just wrote for Chess Juniors and beginners for smartdolphins.net
Follow The Yellow Brick Road-Article 3 for Juniors /beginners by FM John Curtis The Wizard of Oz movie (1939) is a cinematic classic full of vitality which has... | Read More
This article is the first of three I have designed for chess coaches to use in their lessons! Enjoy!
One of the most crucial skills your students need for success in scholastic chess is the ability to win once he/she has obtained a large materia... | Read More
Hello again coaches! If you haven't read Part 1, please go here.
Here you find part two of the three part series of lessons on exploiting a material advantage in chess. Like I said in part one, this is one of the most imporant skills for the you... | Read More
Today will be the third part of my series on converting a material advantage. In the first one, we looked at how to teach a lesson about winning when you are a queen up. In the second, we saw a lesson about winning with an extra rook... | Read More