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WISH_I_WAS_A_GM
WISH_I_WAS_A_GM
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speedchessfreak
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  • Expertise in Chess Players

    Learning and mastery of a skill is a complicated process, especially when the endeavor involves the mind. For reasons along this line, psychologists have studied how expert chess players excel. The famous psychologist Alfred Binet once stated, “... | 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

  • Having Fun With Blunders

    Recently I was involved in a small discussion about blunders and was shocked that the term’s meaning wasn’t as rock solid as I had thought. Everyone is used to symbols like “?” (poor or bad move), “?!” (dubious), “!” (good or exce... | Read More

  • Reuben Fine: Speed Demon

         Today, especially on the Internet, fast games are probably more the rule than the exception.  Most of the fast games played fall under the "Blitz" and "Bullet" or "Lightning" heading. Time clocks, particularly automatic ones such as che... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Apr 12, 2013

    Chess is a game of knowledge and skill. Yet many players - as evidenced from the majority of questions I get on the show - seem to think improvement initiatives lean toward the knowledge side, typical questions being "Where can I learn more about ... | Read More


    • Getting to the Bottom of the Bughouse

      I'm not there yet .... maybe never will be .... one question .... one elusive answer... What is Bughouse? a) A south Cali VW parts retailer. (Dude ..... where dya get those Ghia tins?) b) Not all there. (Dude .... your ol lady is bughouse about... | Read More

    • New Kid on the Block- Noobs Play Chess

        When it comes to chess I know about as much as a nun knows about sex, I’m around the same skill level of an intelligent monkey, but at least I’m not as cocky as Russia… that I’m pretty sure about. But who cares! Me being horrible comes... | Read More

      • Hoople212
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    • RZA of Wu-Tang to Play "Alvarez" from Sons of Anarchy Feb 16th in LA for Charity Chess Eve

      For Immediate Release PR Contact: Meek Gaborski memg@hiphopchessfederation.org     RZA of Wu-Tang Clan Plays "Alvarez" from Sons of Anarchy at Hip-Hop Chess Tournament to Help Los Angeles Schools Hip-Hop Chess Federation Hosts Fu... | Read More

    • RZA Defends HHCF Chess King Title in LA

      Wu-Tang Clan Leader RZA Defends HHCF Title at Chess Kings Invitational in Los Angeles Hip-Hop Chess Federation Hosts Celebrity Chess Tournament to Help South Central LA     Los Angeles, CA 1/13/14- The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is prou... | Read More

    • Why are Russians so good at chess?

      This was published some months ago on my blogger which you can find here: http://thechesscoachingwebsite.blogspot.co.uk/   Why are Russians so good at chess? Reading through the FIDE rating list (I know what you're thinking, he should get out ... | Read More

      • Jeski1
      • | Dec 24, 2013
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  • Kramnik, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Kramnik, born June 25, 1975, is a Russian Grandmaster (1992) and world champion (2000-2007) who defeated Garry Kasparov in 2000 in the Brain Games World Championship in London.This was the 14th World Chess Championship.This was the first ... Read More »

  • Robertie, William

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    Bill Robertie was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on July 9, 1946.  He is a chess master and former winner of the U.S. chess speed championship.  In 1965, he tied for first in the USCF Golden Knights Correspondence Chess Championship, b... Read More »

  • Webb, Simon

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    Simon Webb (1949-2005) was an International Master (1977) and Correspondence Grandmaster (1983).  In 1966 he won the British Under-18 championship.  In 1969 he tied for 1st place (with Richard Eales) in the British Universities’ Ch... Read More »

  • Castling

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    Castling is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn.  Castling can only occur if there are no pieces standing between the king and the rook.  Neither king nor rook may have moved from its original po... Read More »