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  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 6

    Million Dollar Fantasy QUESTION 1: member Einet890 asked: “If you were to train me for two years to become a GM and had a million dollars on the line, what would the training look like?” ANSWER: This kind of question c... | Read More

  • The 10 Most Important Moments in Chess History

    There is arguably no other game with the timeless staying power and global reach of chess. Unlike most of the other games and sports played today by millions around the world, chess has a history that spans millennia. While chess has change... | Read More

  • The Universal Opening Trap

    The majority of chess players like opening traps. I believe the main appeal of setting a trap is not the chance to win the game instantly.  What really makes an opening trap attractive for chess players of all levels is the thrill of a hunt... | Read More

  • The Positional Rook Lift

    Last week, we examined the rook lift as an attacking tool. Of course, a rook is not only an attacking piece -- it can be mobilized for positional reasons as well. In this article, we will analyze several instances in which the rook lift serves a... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Alekhine vs Capablanca

    As we move further from the misty past and closer to modernity in our exploration of the endgames of world championship matches, we come to the battle between the incumbent champion, Jose Raul Capablanca, and the challenger, Alexander Alekhine. ... | Read More

    • Endgame Study

      CHAPTER 1: PAWN ENDGAMES -Pawn Endings-Beginner to Expert (rating range 600-2000, avg=1279 ) [Total=117, in progress] -Pawn Play in the Endgame (rating range 1000-1800, avg=1520) [Total=20, completed] CHAPTER 2: KNIGHT VS. PAWN CHAPTER 3: K... | Read More

    • Sparring with Compy 1: Dazzling Debut!

      My desktop PC has been lately suffering from a chronic inability to load's live chess server as well as let me move pieces on corrospondence chess, live chess, tactics trainer, chess mentor, et cetera. I tried to remedy this by updating ... | Read More

    • If I were a master, this is the book I'd write

      This post is inspired by some recent videos by GM Ben Finegold and GM Roman Dzindzichashvili, as well as a few recent articles here, and so very good (but sadly arrested) Chess Mentor lessons. I'm not a serious chess player - I'm too lazy, and t... | Read More

    • A New is Coming Soon!

      If you’ve been around the site for a while, you may have noticed Staff or other users talking about “V3.” Often you’ll see it used in a sentence like this one:We’ll get around to thinking about adding that [insert coo... | Read More

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      • | Apr 24, 2014
    • What are the Best Endgame Books?

      At the Dan Heisman Learning Center we try to serve as a friendly local chess club for players from all over the world.  So it isn't surprising that our Group Notes often feature interesting chess discussions like the one below.   What's your f... | Read More