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  • A New Yorker and a Nomad to Contest Death Match 25

    At the age of 17, GM Boris Avrukh moved from Kazakhstan to Israel. Next month, he will move thousands of miles again, this time to the U.S. IM Yaacov Norowitz's big move? New York to New Jersey. Despite the oceans of difference, the two will conte... | Read More

  • Salo Flohr and the Fickle Winds of Fate

    Salo (short for Salomon) Flohr was born 1908 in Horodenka, which was in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Alas, 1908 was a bit close to WWI (which started in 1914), and when his parents were butchered during the war, Salo and his brother, suddenly... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Sep 13, 2013

    Friday the 13th wasn't too unlucky for the show - we had lots of varied and interesting questions. Today's show was moved back an hour to allow for the finish of the telecast of the 4th round of the Sinquefield Cup. One question involved the Worl... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Mar 15, 2013

    Today's show coincided with the first round of the Candidates Tournament in London. Unfortunately, none of the games were exciting (all draws, most fairly short), so it was not a big topic of conversation. However, I was asked who I thought would... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Dec 21, 2012

    The Mongoose Press Prize for the best question went to LazyChessPlayer for: "One of the rules of blitz games is you can only move when your clock is running and you can not move until your opponent has pressed his clock. Although I heard of thi... | Read More

    • Confidence is Key

      I have a question for you. Do you play with confidence? If so, are you able to keep that confidence no matter who your opponent is?   I’ve noticed that I don’t play as well when I’m not confident.  When I was rated 1000-1100 I would get ... | Read More

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    • LIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #285: Human vs Computer Impossible

      These are 2 blitz chess games I played against computer impossible. Time controls are set at 5 minutes with a 2 second increment for each player. | Read More

    • Interesting games on 1.e4 c5 2.b3...

      These days is it very tough to get an advantage in the opening and many Grand Masters decided to give a try to some sidelines such as 1. e4 c5 2.b3. I would like to share some of the games that I think are interesting.  During the Chicago Open 2... | Read More

      • DaenerysT
      • | Jun 29, 2014
    • A Matter of Technique

      Even in blitz chess, you should avoid trading into lost endgames, like Black did here: I think the larger issue is that players don't realize that they have an opponent, like so: Also, this goes without saying, but don't move the same piece ... | Read More

      • DandyDanD
      • | Jun 29, 2014
    • Carlsen Is The New World Blitz Chess Champion! (with game analysis)

      Magnus Carlsen is the new World Blitz Chess Champion. On the second day of the tournament in Dubai he scored 8 points out 10 games, making a total of 17 out of 21! Carlsen went into the second day with half a point lead, but things were not so ea... | Read More

      • Waldemar
      • | Jun 20, 2014

Video Lessons


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    A lot of players choose to play the french defence in order to slow down the action in the center and hope to play a quiet position. Ladies and gents, here's how you can go ALL IN against the french, especially in blitz! Read More »

  • Tal, Mikhail

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    Mikhail Tal (1936-1992) was a Grandmaster (1957) without being an International Master first.  Tal was not an IM when he won the 24th USSR championship in Moscow in 1957 at the age of 21.  FIDE made an exception to the regulations and aw... Read More »

  • Mexican defence

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    This defence was introduced by the Mexican grandmaster Carlos Torre. The first game with this opening happened in a blitz session between the U.S. Champion Frank Marshall and Carlos Torre, and was played on a ship in their route from U.S. to Baden... Read More »

  • Karjakin, Sergey

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    Sergey Karjaki is a Ukrainian Grandmaster, born in simferopol, Ukraine on January 12, 1990,later moved to russia.   On August 20, 2002, at the age of 12 years and 7 months, he was the youngest grandmaster in history.  He was the world champion ... Read More »

  • Joshua Waitzkin

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    Joshua Waitzkin (born December 4, 1976) is an American chess player, martial arts competitor, and author. As a child, he was recognized as a prodigy, and won the U.S. Junior Chess championship in 1993 and 1994. He is the only person to have won th... Read More »