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    • I'm Terrible (but not at repeating!): FIDE Invitational Round 1

      I'm Terrible. I'm Terrible. I'm Terrible. That would make my English teacher happy for two reasons. 1. I make so much fun of them that they are happy that I finally realize that I'm terrible, and  2. I just used a literary device! Repetition! ... | Read More

    • Pro-Am Event: Urschel and Rensch vs The World

      A vote chess match with NFL guard from the Baltimore Ravens John Urschel and Daniel Rensch verses The World. It was a tough match and after two months, Urschel and Rensch were declared the winners! Here's the game,        Luckily no hu... | Read More

    • Is Daniel Rensch Jewish?

      Hello, does anyone know if International Master, Daniel Rensch is Jewish or not? I can't find a definitive answer online and I don't know if "Rensch" is a Jewish surname. He talks like a Jew, but hasn't got the typical Jewish phenotype (he looks G... | Read More

    • My first Blog Post

         Hi. Today is my first time posting and I am really excited to being doing this. I like as it has a lot of features such as the opening explorer, lessons and tactics trainer. But what I like most is the videos. My favorite video is t... | Read More

    • Blindfold chess?

      Does playing blind actually help improve your game play? I've seen the videos of grandmasters playing simul games blindfolded, impressive no doubt but, does it actually help a beginner player imprve at all? I've seen Daniel Rensch play with the bl... | Read More

      • Sare321
      • | Jan 21, 2016
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    • How to mentally visualise any square in terms of its colour and diagonals [PART 1]

      "My blind eyes now see what others cannot, that sometimes the hands of fate must be forced!" ~ Illidan 'Betrayer' Stormrage before playing a forcing move of chess Importance of the ability to visualise board Visualising the board clearly is the ... | Read More


      Well, if you haven't heard about the amazing programming on Marathon Monday, here's yet another chance to get in on the action! There's something for everyone, so check out the shows in our line-up today:   FIRST up:  MAN vs. MACHINE at 12pm P... | Read More

    • Should I teach chess although I’m not a chess master?

      I have written the follwing letter to a number of Chess masters here on and now I would love your input. For my Lions Club I want to teach the inner city kids chess, I believe this will help them in school and life. I just want to know s... | Read More

    • Rook Endings: Lasker 1925

      I love finding Endgame positions which look almost identical, but a subtle difference gives a totally different result.   I hit upon these two positions by Emmanuel Lasker composed in 1925 (positions 22 and 23 from the Encyclopadia of Chess End... | Read More

    • LIVE CHESS: How to Challenge, etc.

      Because I don’t actually play much chess on this site (yes, I know *sigh*), and never in LIVE Chess, I’ve not been very familiar with how that area of works. That’s when roninreturns stepped in and was kind enough to share a bit of... | Read More


      [Blog History] Hey, everyone!    So, when you look at the schedule on the page, do you find yourself rubbing your eyes? Do you feel like you’re seeing double when you look at Monday’s programming line-up? Well, I have news f... | Read More

    • IMPORTANT -Tilicheev_Viacheslav's response

      As many of you know already FM Tilicheev_Viacheslav's account has been closed by for cheating.  He denies this charge and this is his response to Danny.  Both myself and FM Tilicheev_Viacheslav believe that this response should be made... | Read More

      • jscontom1
      • | Jun 2, 2015
    • Endgame Training

      A few months ago I began working seriously to improve my endgame play. I had been meaning to do this for a long time, but what finally convinced me was losing from a completely won position in a game against my invariably superior but charitably h... | Read More

    • Learning to play Chess: Caro-Slav structure

      In an effort to actually get better I have started to learn about pawn structures starting with the Caro-Slav. Starting to study these has been eye-opening by showing just how clueless I am about chess. But I suppose that is natural for everyone s... | Read More

    • Playing Blindfold Chess With Your Mind Wide Open

      Through the ages we've been awed by the brilliance of chess players who could play an opponent, or several at at time, without seeing the pieces.... "All In Their Mind's Eye"!  Early legends such as Philidor, Morphy, Najdorf, Alekhine, Capablanca... | Read More

      • Samantha212
      • | Mar 13, 2015
    • The BIG Show with IM Danny Rensch: SPECIAL AWARDS EDITION! Live Chess Event Presenters/Relayers

      Hello Everyone Thursday, February 19 10:00am  The BIG Show with IM Daniel Rensch! SPECIAL AWARDS EDITION WhenThu, February 19, 10:00am – 11:30am, ChessTV (map) DescriptionOn this Special Awards Edition, IM and host extraordi... | Read More

    • Ah! IM Rensch Nets a Beautiful Butterfly

      Greetings, chess fans! Are you treating yourself to IM Daniel Rensch's Daily Puzzle? If not, consider resetting your priorities. Each of you deserves 5 minutes' worth of chess goodness, like Grandma's biscuits deserve sweet, piquant honey. &nb... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Mar 7, 2015
    • Bullet Crunch

      Hello world ! Beeing on the move for a few weeks I find it hard to shoot new videos, or just even to play chess. I'm now teaching chess around 20 hours a week, but I barely have time to do anything else, chess related, as I'm desperately searchin... | Read More

    • Top 6 Reasons to Watch ChessTV's Old School Analysis with Uncle Yermo!

      I'm basically a freewheeling guy with a show, you know! #1 The show! Looking for a rich chess experience? Grandmaster Alexander Yermolinsky starts a new ChessTV series tonight on the lives and games of World Champions! Part One: Wilhelm ... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Jan 5, 2015
    • So says Nakamura 'completely deserved a victory' in Death Match 30

      Nakamura beats So in Death Match 30, 21.5-11.5! A partial transcript of the post-match interviews today. For my friends working on their English and anyone who would like to read what the hosts and players had to say after 3 hours of fierce che... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Jan 3, 2015