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  • 0 - 2000. A roadmap of chess knowledge.

    First I must make a disclaimer. The following list is based on nearly thirty years of playing and grinding my way up through the ranks as well as coaching chess to players in these ranks for nearly twenty years. The list is still highly subjective... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Dec 13, 2013

    "I know doing basic tactics puzzles is good for me but I don't have much fun doing them. How can I make them more fun?" A great question. But of course the answer depends on a large part of what is preventing that study from being fun. It might b... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Jun 7, 2013

    A few years ago at the US Amateur Team Championship East (USATE) I saw a gentleman who was age 93 playing for one of the teams. Apparently the story was that at age 90 he was advised to take up something mentally pro-active, the idea that those wh... | Read More

  • The Fried Liver's Identical Twin

    After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 we get the exciting Two Knights Defense. In that case, white’s most combative move is 4.Ng5 when 4…d5 5.exd5 Nxd5 6.Nxf7!? is the Fried Liver Attack (an amateur favorite… the name alone makes y... | Read More

  • Russians do not Retreat!

    As the old chess legend goes, in one of his games GM Alexander Ivanov played Nf3-g5 and after his opponent answered with h7-h6, Alexander realized that the only reasonable move he had was Ng5-f3. After pondering for a while, GM Ivanov said "Russia... | Read More


    • Understand Chess Openings, Fried Liver Attack

      Hello friends, opponents, and viewers to another blog on the series "Understand Chess Openings" This time we'll be going over one of my favorite openings that comes from the Italian game and two knights defense.  If you get into the mindset of ... | Read More

    • Understand Chess Openings, Italian Game

      Welcome friends, opponents, and viewers to another blog on the series "Understand Chess Openings" Today we will be going over the extensive opening called: The Italian Game.   Let's go over some popular variations and lines that you may see wh... | Read More

    • Understand Chess Openings, Ruy Lopez

      Dear friends, opponents, and viewers!  Welcome to the new series on Understand Chess Openings! This blog series will uncover why we play openings and help you understand the reasons behind the moves. We will go over common openings and slowly go... | Read More

    • What you shuold play to avoid the fried liver

      The fried liver [which is the position below] is a very dangerous against black if allowed played against him/her because it forks blacks queen and rook plus gives white a tempo because black has to move his queen out of danger. What you sho... | Read More

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      • | Aug 27, 2014
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    • How to improve from 800-1300 Part 1

      Hello friends, opponents, and viewers! I have really enjoyed blogging so here's another blog on how 800-1300 can improve their Chess. Many of my friends are under 1300 or just passed 1300 recently and I'm sick of it. They need their Online Chess ... | Read More


  • 2 New Chess Mentor Courses from FM Eric Schiller!

    Chess.com has commited to releasing at LEAST one new course every month for Chess Mentor. In January you got awesome new courses from IM Jeremy Silman and one from our very own Bill Wall (both EXCELLENT courses!!). For February we are releasing tw... | Read More

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Video Lessons



  • Fried Liver Attack

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     The Fried Liver Attack is a continuation of the Two Knights Defense. It is an aggressive gambit where white gives up a knight in exchange for poor king safety for black. This attack has not been proven decisive, especially under slower time cont... Read More »

  • Balinas, Rosendo

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    Rosendo Carreon Balinas, Jr. (1941-1998) was a Philippine lawyer and Grandmaster (1976) who was Asia’s best player in the 1960s.  He was born on September 10, 1941 in Manila, Philippines.  He learned how to play chess at the age of 7, but di... Read More »

  • Christiansen, Larry

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    Larry Mark Christiansen, born June 27, 1956,  became an International Grandmaster without ever being an International Master first.  In 1977 he was awarded the title after winning an international tournament in Torremolinos, Spain (he to... Read More »

  • Stahlberg, Gideon

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    Gideon Stahlberg (1908-1967) was the leading Swedish chess player from 1929 (when he won the championship of the northern countries) to 1967.  In 1941 Swedish Grandmaster (1950) Gideon Stahlberg played 400 games on 20 boards (each loser being... Read More »

  • Charles, Ray

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    Ray Charles (1930-2004) was a blind musician (born Ray Charles Robinson) who learned chess in 1965 after being busted twice and hospitalized for heroin addiction.  He learned chess in the hospital where he went cold turkey after 17 years of d... Read More »