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    • Learn The Sicilian Dragon!

      A new Chesscademy course was released today that serves as an introduction to the Sicilian Dragon. This course is quite special to me because I started playing the Dragon at the tender age of 8 and continue to play it to this day. The opening comp... | Read More

    • Chesscademy, A Fun and Free Way to Learn Chess

      Hello Chess.com! I just wanted to let everyone know of a new project I've been working on over the past two months. I started Chesscademy to help people around the world learn chess.   Four years ago, I shaped my vision. I helped teach at the c... | Read More

    • Improving One's Capacity To Improve - Part 4

      In the final installment of the series, I want to focus on the value of coaching and the importance of reviewing one's tournament games. I have covered a variety of studying habits up to this point such as analyzing annotated Grandmaster games and... | Read More

    • Improving One's Capacity To Improve - Part 3

      In the previous post I covered the importance of studying annotated grandmaster games. However, you can't readily test your abilities and notice a positive trend in your play without putting your newfound knowledge to the test. I recommend playing... | Read More

    • Improving One's Capacity To Improve - Part 2

      The second topic I wanted to cover in this series is the importance of self-study. Of course, this term by itself is quite broad - what exactly is "studying" chess? Some may try to play as many games as possible, while others may choose to build a... | Read More

    • Improving One's Capacity To Improve - Part 1

      How do I get better at chess?   This is the question that every chess player asks himself or herself at one point or another. In fact, as a coach, I hear this from my students multiple times a day. Everybody wants to improve - however, most pla... | Read More