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  • Monster Opening Preparation

    Serious opening preparation is a must for all chess professionals. At times, the preparation is mundane: NORMAL OPENING PREPARATION  1) You decide to play a new opening that had attracted you for years, or you saw something new and exc... | Read More

  • Three Key Ways to Improve at Chess (part 1)

    Recently I've received a lot of emails from prospective students who ask me “How do I get better at chess?” In my opinion, there are three important methods of improvement that I feel are key to everyone's growth as chess players. This articl... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Dec 7, 2012

    Mongoose Press graciously offered free copies of The World's Most Instructive Amateur Game Book for the best question on each of the Dec 7 and Dec 21 shows. I scribbled down seven questions which were contenders for the prize. Here they are (I ap... | Read More

  • Study Plan for Intermediate Players: The Opening!

    Target Skill Range: Intermediate (Rated 1400-1799) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Extend Your Base Knowledge of "Tournament Openings" Choose and Apply a Consistent Approa... | Read More

  • Study Plan for Beginners: The Opening!

    Target Skill Range: Beginner (Rated 1000-1399) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Memorize the Principles of the Opening Apply the Principles in Practice Games Learn a Few "... | Read More


    • Databases: Tips, Tricks, and Softwares

      Note: Software recommendations are at the bottom. Also, all images are also puzzles. Have fun! A topic that regularly comes up with my students is the use of databases. Databases are obviously one of the great resources available to a chess playe... | Read More

    • And now, the Newb presents... Never Surrender!

      Previous posts: (Apology) (Analysis Board) (Game Explorer) (Losing pt 1) (pt 2) (pt 3) (pt 4) It's just a game, after all. Games should be fun. If a game's not fun; resign and find one that is. Now, if you read my series on losing, you know I can... | Read More

      • hop-along
      • | Apr 12, 2014
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    • And now, the Newb presents... Why?

      Previous posts: (Apology) (Analysis Board) (Game Explorer) (Losing pt 1) (pt 2) (pt 3) (pt 4) I've been inviting people to help me revive a dying group - targeting international players who've been online recently. We've got about 70 members but ... | Read More

      • hop-along
      • | Apr 4, 2014
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    • And now, the Newb presents... 1.e4 cheatsheet

      Previous posts: (Apology) (Analysis Board) (Game Explorer) (Losing pt 1) (pt 2) (pt 3) (pt 4) I just wanted to share a little cheatsheet that I made for my wife. (Flowers, Ha! Women want chess help!)  It's an .odt made with LibreOffice. (I don't... | Read More

      • hop-along
      • | Mar 19, 2014
      • | 320 views
      • | 5 comments
    • And now, the Newb presents... Losing (pt4 - losing match games)

      Previous posts: (Apology) (Analysis Board) (Game Explorer) (Losing pt 1) (pt 2) (pt 3) I'm very pre-occupied with losing. I have a gift. The great thing about chess and other individual competitions is that you have one winner and one loser. In m... | Read More

      • hop-along
      • | Mar 15, 2014
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  • Now Explore Games & Openings on Chess.com!

    What is the best opening? What opening should I play? How did I lose so fast? These are the kinds of questions chess players - especially those new to the game - ask themselves over and over. e4, d4, or g4? It can get so confusing! We have a new ... | Read More

    • erik
    • | Jun 17, 2008
    • | 4552 reads
    • | Misc
  • Building Chess.com: Part 11 - Reaching Out

    When we started Chess.com about 2 year ago we began with one simple idea: make this a website for the MEMBERS. Have the members tell us what they want, and then create the best possible online experience. And we have been running hard at that idea... | Read More

    • erik
    • | Apr 1, 2008
    • | 3658 reads
    • | Misc

  • The English Opening

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    This Chess opening involves the first move c4, (called The English Opening because a group of English players in around the 1890's often played it, including Howard Staunton), it is played as one of the main opening choices for white- an alternati... Read More »