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Location: Behind your back, Philippines
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  • 5 Openings To Learn In 2015

    A new calendar year, for many people, means a chance for a new beginning. January is a month to consider new possibilities, to improve yourself, and to make a fresh plan for the upcoming year. In many ways, a new year is like a chessboard in t... | Read More

  • Monster Opening Preparation

    Serious opening preparation is a must for all chess professionals. At times, the preparation is mundane: NORMAL OPENING PREPARATION  1) You decide to play a new opening that had attracted you for years, or you saw something new and exc... | Read More

  • Three Key Ways to Improve at Chess (part 1)

    Recently I've received a lot of emails from prospective students who ask me “How do I get better at chess?” In my opinion, there are three important methods of improvement that I feel are key to everyone's growth as chess players. This articl... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Dec 7, 2012

    Mongoose Press graciously offered free copies of The World's Most Instructive Amateur Game Book for the best question on each of the Dec 7 and Dec 21 shows. I scribbled down seven questions which were contenders for the prize. Here they are (I ap... | Read More

  • Study Plan for Intermediate Players: The Opening!

    Target Skill Range: Intermediate (Rated 1400-1799) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Extend Your Base Knowledge of "Tournament Openings" Choose and Apply a Consistent Approa... | Read More


    • Computer > Books

       Guys, I just want to say that chess books are very helpful. They can show tactics, openings, and common endgames. However, I feel that purchasing a chess.com membership does the job. For only $100/$50 a year, you can receive many features. Firs... | Read More

    • My 2 Cents, "Probably" Won't Have an Impact

      I retired 7 December 2014. One of the first things I did was turn in my work phone and buy a new cell phone. It had all these apps and gadgets and stuff. Since I now have plenty of time, I decided that I was going to get back into chess seriously ... | Read More

    • Creating a Chess Game Explorer

      So it has been a long time since my last post. I basically fell off the map for playing, studying and blogging about my chess journey. I was however, still doing something related to chess. I had an idea to create my own chess game explorer simila... | Read More

    • Sicilian Defence

      Theme Song Background Music: To help describe your opponents. What is the Sicilian Defence? The Sicilian Defence is a line played as black against 1.e4 (King Pawn Opening). Take a journey with me into the Sicilian Defence. The starting ... | Read More

    • The Ruy Lopez Q & A

      Member Chicken_Monster sent the following questions to me regarding the Ruy Lopez Opening: Please go over the following if appropriate. Thanks Robert. (1) What do you recommend playing in the Ruy Lopezas White and as Black? Please explain the i... | Read More



  • The English Opening

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    This Chess opening involves the first move c4, (called The English Opening because a group of English players in around the 1890's often played it, including Howard Staunton), it is played as one of the main opening choices for white- an alternati... Read More »