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  • University's College-like Chess Courses University's courses offer a college-like chess learning experience. Unlike in University seminars, only 10% to 15% of instruction in courses is delivered live. Previously taught courses are available in the independent-study f... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman May 16, 2014

    "I am stuck at 1700. Does that make me studid?" "Is there a correlation between chess rating and IQ?" One of the world's leading physicists and expert on string theory is Ed Witten. Ed took up chess for a while and what was his rating? 1700. I d... | Read More

  • The Kolisch Supplement

         Recently, IM Jeremy Silman contributed an article featuring the talent of Ignatz Kolisch, one of the strongest, if not the strongest, player during the 1860s.       Mr. Silman's article, Kolisch: Unknown Tactical Monster, demonstra... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Mar 21, 2014

    "How can I tell if a chess book is too advanced for me?" Excellent question. Often you can't! Even books' suggested reading levels (eg by rating) are often misleading, partly because the publisher wants to sell books, not exclude readers who migh... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Dec 27, 2013

    "I read chess books and I understand them but when I get the same situations in a game I don't do the right things." This is a common complaint, but it is so generic that, unless I knew exactly what the viewer read and his chess situation, it is ... | Read More

    • The Showdown: Nakamura vs. Caruana

      For many years, Hikaru Nakamura has been the undisputed highest ranked player in the country. He’s the reigning US Champion and has won the championship four times total. He’s had the highest FIDE and US Chess ratings of any American since 2... | Read More

    • Chess Rating vs. Chess Playing

      No tactics training, no chess playing, no chess studying... What does that equate to? Losing in 26 moves, not managing my time correctly, missing tactics, losing rating points. In this game I had the white pieces and it is games like these that m... | Read More

      • dblackw2
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    • Getting better at the game Part 2

      I still havn't gotten much better.  I'm learning, but my rating isn't getting any higher.  I havn't been going over the books I told myself I'd go over though!   I'm 35 years old.  I may not ever become a master, but I at least want to get to... | Read More

      • Daybreak57
      • | Oct 24, 2015
    • Where is Abel Saju? (PART 1)

      Where is Abel? Many of you think he is gone FOREVER, but NO, NO, NO! He will come back! So.. If you don't know about him, go here first: | Read More

    • My first FIDE rating

      I am so excited that I finally have an international chess rating and it is starting at 1805! | Read More

  • Patzer

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    Patzer is basically when you have a minimal rating in chess. Read More »

  • Kenny Solomon

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    Kenny Solomon 8 October 1979 is a South African chess International Master. He took up chess at the age of 13, inspired by his elder brother’s qualification for the Chess Olympiad in Manila in 1992. Borrowing a chess book from him to study,... Read More »

  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... Read More »

  • Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

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    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, born October 21, 1990, is a French Grandmaster.  In 2002, he was 2nd in the World Under-14 Championship.  In 2005, he became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 4 months, the 7th youngest GM in history and the 2nd young... Read More »

  • Foygel, Igor

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    Igor Foygel was born in Kiev in 1947.  He represented the republic of Ukraine in national youth chess competitions.  He became a master in 1974 and later became an International Master of Correspondence Chess.  He immigrated to the United State... Read More »