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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

    • From 1400 to 1500 : Giving check or not

      We have seen that lots of beginning chess players are fascinated by "queen chasing" (And I believe that is no gender issue. Female beginning chess players will often also chase the chess queen). Another thing that beginning chess players are fasci... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Sep 27, 2015
    • Chess com rulez!!!

      This morning I saw that small red icon over the name of my highest rated opponent...and I was playing 2 games vs him and one was  on the brink to be lost... what a joy! later on i got news from my business customer about his plan to cooperate wi... | Read More

    • How To Get Good at Chess Fast How to Get Good at Chess, Fast By How to Get Good at Chess, Fast Edit: This article was unexpectedly popular, reaching #2 on Hacker News and being linked to on LifeHacker. I plan on returning to competitive chess in the nex... | Read More

      • 1Chessdoc
      • | Sep 6, 2015
    • A simple blog for a simple goal

      This blog is simple. So simple in fact that it probably wont have many posts in. It's only use will be to track my attempt to reach a 1500 online chess rating on this site. Fact; I'm not a good chess player. I know how the pieces move and I can o... | Read More

    • Lichess Tournament Position

      I had found this move sequence in a tournament game against a player who was 1750 and I was only 1535 (lichess ratings). I had 30 seconds on the clock and I had been winning for the past 6 moves. I felt he was still really dangerous if I played on... | Read More

      • Crocker710
      • | Sep 3, 2015

  • 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 »