RASHID GIBIATOVICH NEZHMETDINOV(born Dec-15-1912, died Jun-03-1974, 61 years old) Russia
Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov was born in Aktubinsk, then part of the Russian Empire and now known as Aqtöbe, in Kazakhstan, into a poo... | Read More
Elite Grandmaster Alexei Shirov has joined Chess.com University as an Instructor and will begin teaching in the Prodigy Program this July!
Alexei Shirov is a Latvian-born Grandmaster who studied chess under former World Champion Mikhail Tal durin... | Read More
The Blog Turns 50!
Okay, folks, this is the 50th blog post for me. It has flown by quickly and has really helped me to focus on my game. My goal is to put out high-quality articles based on what I am studying, so I tend to be all over the place a... | Read More
Yes, "What's the secret behind chess?" was one of the questions on the "Q&A with Coach Heisman" show tonight.
Unlike "What's the best way to learn X?", a popular question where my answer is usually "Do/play X with strong players (at least han... | Read More
World Champion Boris Spassky won against Guenther Beikert in the French Cup Final in Lyon in 1991:
White to move and mate in 1:
World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Roberts Grants in the Latvian Championship in Riga in 1965:
Black to move and mate... | Read More