Intern at Chess University!

Intern at Chess University!

FM MattyDPerrine
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Jun 21, 2017

Chess University is accepting applications for summer internships! If you would like to intern at the world's leading chess teaching organization and acquire useful, real world skills, apply now! Interns will get hands-on experience at creating ...

Day 8 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

Day 8 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

FM MattyDPerrine
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Jun 30, 2015

On June 26th I continued with the eighth day of my 800 to 2200 blitz challenge for the month of June! Unfortunately due to some other commitments during June, I will have to continue the challenge a bit into the month of July but I will definitely...

Day 7 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

Day 7 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

FM MattyDPerrine
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Jun 27, 2015

On June 17th I continued with the seventh day of my 800 to 2200 blitz challenge for the month of June! I had previously been very busy with Chess.com University work so I wasn't able to post the videos or blog until now. Here's my favorite game of...

Day 6 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

Day 6 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

FM MattyDPerrine
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Jun 16, 2015

On Monday I continued with the sixth day of my 800 to 2200 blitz challenge for the month of June! My rating is now over half-way there  Here's my favorite game of the day showcasing some good endgame play: Click here to view the playlist with a...

Day 5 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

Day 5 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

FM MattyDPerrine
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Jun 11, 2015

Yesterday I continued with the fifth day of my 800 to 2200 blitz challenge for the month of June! I began the day rated at 1355 and played a lot of games  Here's my favorite game of the day featuring a nice tactic to finish it off: Click here t...

Day 4 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

Day 4 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

FM MattyDPerrine
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Jun 9, 2015

Yesterday I continued with the fourth day of my 800 to 2200 blitz challenge for the month of June! I began the day rated at 1109 and played a lot of games that were filled with nice checkmates which I think will be interesting for you to see  Here...

Day 3 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

Day 3 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

FM MattyDPerrine
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Jun 6, 2015

Yesterday I continued with the third day of my 800 to 2200 blitz challenge for the month of June! I began the day rated at 1109 and played a good amount of games with one big mistake! Check out the end of this game to see what happens when you get...

Day 2 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

Day 2 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

FM MattyDPerrine
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Jun 4, 2015

Yesterday I continued with the second day of my 800 to 2200 blitz challenge for the month of June! I began the day rated at 999 and had a good day full of games. Here is my personal favorite game from the day: Click here to view the playlist wi...

Day 1 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

Day 1 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

FM MattyDPerrine
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Jun 2, 2015

Yesterday began the first day of my 800 to 2200 blitz challenge for the month of June! I lowered my rating down to ~800 (799, so close!) by resigning against a computer and then began the challenge. Here is the first official game: Click here t...

Shoutout to Monitor and Chess.com!!

Shoutout to Monitor and Chess.com!!

FM MattyDPerrine
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Feb 18, 2015

Just wanted to give a shoutout to Monitor and Chess.com for advertising my Twitch.tv stream in the Chess.com Live Chess room! That helped me out a lot and really made my day. Thanks a ton!  And shoutouts to all those who tuned into my stream too....

Beautiful Puzzle Shared With Me

Beautiful Puzzle Shared With Me

FM MattyDPerrine
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Feb 13, 2015

This beautiful puzzle was just shared with me by NateTimms. See if you can find the idea that wins for white. It is quite amazing Thanks again for sharing it Nate!  Links: NextLevelChessCoaching.com Website: Click to visit Subscribe to NLCC...

Streaming Titled Tuesday February 24th!

Streaming Titled Tuesday February 24th!

FM MattyDPerrine
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Feb 2, 2015

Now that "Titled Tuesday" has a bigger prize pool this month, I feel that more people are going to be interested in watching it and seeing the thoughts and viewpoints of the titled players participating in the tournament. Because of this, I am goi...

Benko/Sicilian Hybrid!?

Benko/Sicilian Hybrid!?

FM MattyDPerrine
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Jan 28, 2015

Hello everyone! This past weekend I played in one of central Florida's biggest tournaments of the year: the Central Florida Class Championship. I ended up scoring 4/5 points, winning clear 2nd place and played many interesting games. The main one ...

How to Play Closed, Semi-Open and Open Positions

How to Play Closed, Semi-Open and Open Positions

FM MattyDPerrine
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Dec 29, 2014

In my newest series of articles on NextLevelChessCoaching.com, I talk about the three different types of positions in chess in detail. These are: Closed positions Semi-Open positions Open positions Closed: http://nextlevelchesscoaching.com/three-...

Three Types of Positions

Three Types of Positions

FM MattyDPerrine
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Nov 22, 2014

In my newest article on NextLevelChessCoaching.com, I talk about some general information about three types of positions in chess. These are the closed, semi-open and open positions. Read the article to learn: How to identify which type of positi...

Understanding Critical Squares

Understanding Critical Squares

FM MattyDPerrine
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Nov 18, 2014

In my newest article on NextLevelChessCoaching.com, I talk about the concept of "critical squares". Critical squares are defined as "any squares on the board that are attacked and defended the same number of times". Read the article to learn how t...

Why Forcing Moves are Important

Why Forcing Moves are Important

FM MattyDPerrine
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Nov 14, 2014

In my newest article on NextLevelChessCoaching.com, I talk about the importance of "forcing moves". Forcing moves in chess are all of the options we have in a position that are a check, capture or major threat. Read the article to learn how to: S...

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