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Coach Dan Heisman to Join Chess.com Team!

  • IM DanielRensch
  • on 7/6/12, 3:17 PM.

One of the most well known and respected professional chess coaches in the world, as well as one of the first online chess tutors in the U.S., will be joining the Chess.com Team, contributing content regularly to our website starting this July. 

National Master Dan Heisman will host his first Chess.com/TV Show on July 18th, "pinch hitting" on Your Games Analyzed. Heisman will begin hosting his own regular show "Q & A with Coach Heisman" on Friday, August 3rd. Dan will also be writing articles on a bi-weekly basis for Chess.com starting in August. 

The format of his TV show will be that of an "open forum." Dan will field questions from Chess.com Members -- ranging from what a 1200 player needs to know about openings to what really happened in the Kasparov vs Deep Blue match -- Coach Heisman answers all!

NM Heisman's full chess resume can be found here, but he is perhaps best known for providing private coaching to famous radio personality Howard Stern, as well as being a winner of multiple Chess Journalist of America awards (and the only person every to win three awards for different works in the same year). Heisman is the author of 11 instructional chess books and has recorded over 150 instructional video lectures in his career!

Join the Chess.com/TV Group to get news and updates on Coach Heisman's TV Show and others!

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  • 2 years ago

    Capa_a

    I can't seem to find the video of the Q&A.  I was watching it last week but now it eludes me.  Anyone know how to find it?

  • 2 years ago

    NM danheisman

    Minor correction: The show is Friday at 7 PM but that's a 2 hour delay from the normal start time of 5 PM, not 90 minutes

  • 2 years ago

    NM danheisman

    Due to preparation for the Anand vs the World match on http://chess.com, my inaugural show Aug 3 moved back 90 minutes to 7-8:30 PM ET

  • 2 years ago

    Eternal_Patzer

    I'm really excited that my chess teacher and friend, Dan Heisman, has joined the Chess.com family.  For those who don't know, he is a highly respected chess author of 10 books, and winner of numerous awards.  Anyway, I've organized a little tournament to introduce people to Dan.  First prize will be a FREE chess lesson with him - an $85 value.

    http://www.chess.com/tournament/win-a-free-lesson-with-dan-heisman-open

    Hope you can join! 

  • 2 years ago

    dadam

    Hi Dan, dear Mr. Heisman, I am very happy to see you here and read your articles.

    In my opinion you have the most emphaty and a deep understanding for the usual problems and thinking of the beginners.

  • 2 years ago

    Eternal_Patzer

    Very enjoyable and informative game analysis by Dan last night as substitute host on Chess.com TV "Your Games Analyzed"  Thanks Dan!  Enjoyed the Donald Byrne stories, the overview of QP opening strategies, and most of all your the excellent endgame analysis -- explaining ideas and not just giving moves.

    I really enjoyed your willingness to analyze live off the cuff without a net (i.e. not just looking at Houdini's opinion, but calling it like you see it)  This gives us duffers a chance to see how strong players actually come to grips with the essential problems in a position.

    Couple minor technical glitches, but GREAT STUFF!

  • 2 years ago

    LeSecretR

    Eternal_Patzer

    Thank you for the 45/45 explaination

  • 2 years ago

    Eternal_Patzer

    @LeSecretR

    45/45 is a popular online time control for slow games.  It means 45 minutes for the game plus a 45 second increment on every move.  It's played a lot on ICC, in fact there is a 45/45 League there, but you can also play 45/45 games here on Live Chess @ chess.com

     

    In practice it usually works out to a little over 2 min per move on average.

     

    LeSecretR 

    Could youd explain to the novice i am what means 45/45 game ? Thanks by advance.

  • 2 years ago

    LeSecretR

    Hi pmcglothin

    Could youd explain to the novice i am what means 45/45 game ? Thanks by advance.

  • 2 years ago

    pmcglothin

    I love Dan Heisman's teaching and insights.He is a welcome addition to this site. Now if this group can follow Dan's advice and play more serious 45/45 games, the level of chess for this site would be raised and more of us would not feel the need to patronize other sites for serious chess.

    A step in the right direction would be to include 45/45 as an automatic option when the time selections come up when seeking a live chess game.

  • 2 years ago

    LeSecretR

    Welcome dear sir. Chess is also a life scool and we got a master of life with you. Thanks to join us.

  • 2 years ago

    NM danheisman

    Thanks for all the very warm welcomes! Very much appreciated.Smile I look forward to my new Q&A show on chess.com every two weeks (we will start Fridays at 5 PM ET Aug 3 to see how that goes). I ran a similar show from 2001 to 2008 so, besides the fact I am older, I should be able to answer a variety of questions extemporaneously in a similar manner.

    For those who don't know, I specialize in general chess improvement, thought process, time management, computer chess, rules questions (I am a USCF Senior TD), ratings (my bachelor's degree is in Math), and am glad to give my opinion on a variety of subjects: chess history, chess current events, chess books and software (not that I know every one or even close!) and pretty much anything else. My opinion may not be in the majority but it's at least usually well thought-out Smile

    Tip: Try not to ask questions like "I am 1200 - how can I get better?" - That's a lot like calling a doctor on the phone and saying "I am 42 and my stomach hurts - what should I do?"Undecided So it's better to have more specific questions like "How can I minimize quiescent errors?" or "What in the world are quiescent errors?"

    Tip2: The more familiar you are with my award-winning column with generic advice on how to improve at http://danheisman.home.comcast.net/~danheisman/Articles/Novice_Nook_Links.htm , the more you don't have to ask questions where my best advice is already there. For example, 1 of the 137 articles there is "My Top Tips for Improvement" at http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman133.pdf so you don't need to ask those. Wink

    Hope to see y'all there Aug 3! - Best wishes, Dan H

  • 2 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    Glad everyone is excited! Don't miss his first show on Chess.com/TV next Tuesday (July 17th) at 6pm Eastern! Open to ALL Members...

    Danny

  • 2 years ago

    cbfrog1

    Awesome news!  Cool

  • 2 years ago

    madief2003

    its so good

  • 2 years ago

    Seanplayschess

    This is very exciting! I have just about finished all of Dan's Video lessons on another site as I am a member at that online chess club as well. Just when you think Chess.com can't get better....Pow: Dan Heisman! ....And Bam: Jeremy Silman. Good Stuff. 

  • 2 years ago

    Kruptnick

    Wow. It's a great discovery for me, he does give really helpful tips!

  • 2 years ago

    AmbushKing

    I am a fan and student of Dan Heisman.  He is excellent at what he does.

  • 2 years ago

    mattchess

    Excellent news.  I have always enjoyed his books, articles, and in particuluar his video series elsewhere.  Will be a must-view. 

  • 2 years ago

    Lasker64

    I have read Mr. Heisman's book 'Elements of Positional Evaluation, How Chess Pieces get their Power' and found it instructive and thought provoking. I recommend. 

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