"What's Black's Plan after 1.e4?"
We tried a new format in "Q&A with Coach Heisman" (our Chess.com TV show the first Friday of each month from 5-6:30 PM ET). The first hour of the show was restricted to questions about positions - it could be... | Read More
First of all, i want to warn you that it's likely this post won't be useful for you. Despite all it's just my first test post in a new blog, I'll write some lines to introduce me and, just in case it can be useful for you, some free tools I'm usin... | Read More
Previous posts: (Apology) (Game Explorer) (Never Surrender) (Losing pt 1) (pt 2) (pt 3) (pt 4)
I played at a <1600 rating for about a year and then one day woke to find myself in a higher bracket: the 1600+ world. Surely, I was untouchable by... | Read More
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
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