Chessable, a chess learning platform on the rise

Chessable, a chess learning platform on the rise

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25 days ago

About 2 months ago I had prepared a lesson for my 8-year-old student about pawn endings (key squares and opposition). To my surprise the 8-year-old was able to solve every endgame I presented to him perfectly and immediately. I was intrigued and a...

Carlsen best player over 2018, Ding rising star

Carlsen best player over 2018, Ding rising star

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Aug 29, 2018

With a performance rating of 2846 Magnus Carlsen had the highest performance rating over the first 8 months of 2018 of all the top players. Carlsen outperformed the rising star Ding Liren by just 2 rating points. This month Ding Liren beat Veselin...

'This should be winning.' But how?

'This should be winning.' But how?

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Aug 17, 2018

In the seventh round of the Biel Chess Festival Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and David Navarra played a very interesting rook endgame. The commentators GM Daniel King and IM Anna Rudolf stated that ‘It should be winning for White’ but did not...

Magnus' unfinished masterpiece

Magnus' unfinished masterpiece

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Jul 26, 2018

On Tuesday, Magnus Carlsen and Peter Svidler played a fascinating game in Biel. No dull Berlin Wall or Quiet Italian but a very sharp Bg5-Najdorf with mutiple piece sacrifices. Carlsen brilliantly sacrificed two pieces to attack Svidler’s ki...

Giri outperforms Carlsen in first half 2018 by a hair

Giri outperforms Carlsen in first half 2018 by a hair

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Jun 30, 2018

With a performance rating of 2855 over the first six months of 2018, Anish Giri inched out Magnus Carlsen (2853). Both Carlsen and Giri started the year off with a strong performance at the Tata chess tournament, where both scored +5. Crucial game...

My chess universe: chess apps and programs

My chess universe: chess apps and programs

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Jun 11, 2018

There is nowadays a large selection of chess apps and programs available. In this article I will share with you which programs I use and I hope to hear from you which apps and programs your favorites are and why. Of course, it depends on your hard...

Tactics from my Titled Tuesday Tournament

Tactics from my Titled Tuesday Tournament

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Jun 6, 2018

Yesterday I played the best Titled Tuesday of my life! I scored 7 out of 10 with a performance rating of 2596 and got to play the strong GMs Tigran L. Petrosian (winner of Olympic gold with Armenia in 2008 and 2012) and GM Hrant Melkum...

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