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  • Gain 100+ rating points quickly and start improving your chess

    Having been a chess master since 1981 my goal is to give back to the chess community everything I possibly can. I wish to share all my knowledge and enjoyment of chess with the world. You will be able to take the knowledge my simple teaching offer... | Read More

  • A Farewell!

    My favorite writer Hemingway, in his excellent "Moveable Feast," wrote about starting a day of writing: "All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know." This advice came to my mind as I neared the time to... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Aug 30, 2013

    "How do you know which candidate move(s) to analyze first, especially in non-tactical situations?" This is the kind of question that you can write an entire book (or at least a big chapter) about, such as Soltis' How to Choose a Chess Move. Howev... | Read More

  • You can and will improve your chess play!

    It is my goal to give back to the chess world every single bit of knowledge I have acquired about the game, without exception. Chess has been a major part of my life and it's time for me to share. How can you be a part of this? Please read on for ... | Read More

  • Memorializing Alekhine in Style

    It’s been several decades since the last time Paris has been the site of a top-tier chess tournament. The French city of Lyon played host to Kasparov’s title defense match against Karpov in 1990, but other than that, nobody here can se... | Read More

    • How to use ChessBase on a Mac

      (This is a short story/guide on the best way to install ChessBase on a Mac, including Macs without a DVD drive.)   Recently, I decided to embrace my inner hipster and get a Mac. (If you don't know what a hipster is, this handy flowchart from th... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Apr 18, 2014
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    • This is Ukraine today. 17/04/2014 .10 languages.

      U.S., UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South AfricaMaidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!Russia has carried out an act of aggression towards Ukraine. Russian troops have entered Crimea. Thus we take it upon ourselves to inform yo... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Apr 17, 2014
    • Was This Fair?

      Hello friends, I have created this blog post to make our members aware of a big problem on Some days ago NM aww-rats wrote on his blog the same thing.Friends our dear friends are getting lost !!. The players who play in the live che... | Read More

      • Ishan01
      • | Apr 17, 2014
    • This is Ukraine today. 16/04/2014 .10 languages.

      Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!Russia has carried out an act of aggression towards Ukraine. Russian troops have entered Crimea. Thus we take it upon ourselves to inform you about the events in Ukraine. We will provide you with yet ano... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Apr 16, 2014
    • The Ohio Masters (Open Invitation!)

      As many of you know I have complained in the past about the state of chess in the US and now, with the support of the Dayton Chess Club, I have helped organize what I consider to be the ultimate chess tournament format (minus corporate sponsorship... | Read More

      • Boorchess
      • | Apr 15, 2014

Video Lessons


  • Donaldson, John Walter

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    William John Donaldson, born in 1958, is an International Master (1983).   In 1983 he was the captain of the US team at the Greece Olympiad when he eloped with one of the top Russian lady players, Elena Akhmilovskaya.    H... Read More »

  • Campomanes, Florencio

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    Florencio Basa Campomanes, born Feb 22, 1927, was the first non-European elected FIDE President (1982-1995).  In 1956, he was the first National Master of the Philippines Chess Federation.  He played Board 2 for the Philippines in the 19... Read More »

  • Menchik-Stevenson, Vera

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    Vera Menchik-Stevenson (1906-1944) was the World Woman Chess Champion from 1927 to 1944.   Vera Menchik defended her title six times, scoring 78 wins, 4 draws, and only 1 loss.  In 1927 she won the first Women's World Chess... Read More »