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  • 5 Openings To Learn In 2015

    A new calendar year, for many people, means a chance for a new beginning. January is a month to consider new possibilities, to improve yourself, and to make a fresh plan for the upcoming year. In many ways, a new year is like a chessboard in t... | Read More

  • 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


    • Chess Plan for Beginners

      The Sole Purpose of this blog is to inform beginners the importance of creating a plan and try to help beginners create a plan that can help them improve their chess. The plan can be simple, easy, and suited to their individual needs. Backgrou... | Read More

    • What's Black's Plan After 1.e4?

      "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

      • danheisman
      • | Mar 7, 2015
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    • Some tools for newby/casual players (like me)

      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

      • sharcashmo
      • | Feb 15, 2015
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    • And now, the Newb presents... Losing by draw

      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

      • hop-along
      • | Oct 3, 2014
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    • 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



  • 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 »