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  • The Birth And Development Of The Hillbilly Attack

    People are obsessed with chess openings. Amazon shows 28,265 books listed when you search for "Chess Book", but I expect the number of books written on the game is well over 100,000. If I were to hedge a bet, then I would also guess that... | Read More

  • The Pawn Center Controversy

    There are basic rules of chess strategy that we learn as soon as we start playing chess. One of the most fundamental premises is the importance of the center. We quickly learn that one of the major goals of positional chess is control ov... | Read More

  • If The Board Says ATTACK, Then ATTACK!

    The member kergnou said: “Can you take a look at my games and give me some advice?” Jeremy Silman: Okay, I’m going to review one game that shows many of your weaknesses. However, this game is actually one of the ... | Read More

  • Picking The Correct Opening Repertoire

    Picking the correct opening repertoire is one of the most important decisions that a chess player makes. There is no point starting the game with a series of moves that will lead you into a situation that you find unc... | Read More

  • A Shark In A Rating Tank

    The member jyuvaraj asks: "I’m a beginner. I wish to improve my game. I’m currently reading the step-by-step method by Rob Brunia and Cor van Wijgerden. Will that help? What else should I do to improve? I’m also ... | Read More

    • Chess or Chest... Titanic Jacks

        If you are not healthy than you can't play chess like a pro.. it time for some excercises..     Titanic Jacks You have seen Titanic the most watched movie ever. Remember the scene at the front of the ship with Kate and Leonardo spreading... | Read More

      • nurdeen
      • | Jul 23, 2016
    • Sometimes I Wonder...

      If I should be worried about how much joy my team takes in posting all my humiliating moments to our social media channels   Your thoughts? Time to look for new, more supportive team members, or embrace the self-deprecation?  Most re... | Read More

    • The Logo Story

      When I first started working on (TEN YEARS AGO!!) I began with the logo. Some would say that is the least important decision to be made, but was a totally blank page - an empty domain name that had landed in my lap (story ... | Read More

      • erik
      • | Jul 22, 2016
    • Liverpool Chess Club Website

      Liverpool Chess Club New Website New website provides an in-depth look at the club since its foundation in 1837 through to life in the club today with much more detail to be added as research continuesPlease p... | Read More

      • JackBrook
      • | Jul 22, 2016
    • August Signups are Open

      Signups are now open for our 3 round August League Qualifier and Tournament Series to begin on Monday, August 8.  New players can sign up for our 3 round League Qualifier. You must be a member of the Dan Heisman Learning Center to be included.... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Jul 21, 2016

Video Lessons

  • Kalme, Charles

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    Charles Kalme (1939-2002) was the U.S. Junior Open champion in 1955, which was held in Lincoln, Nebraska.  In 1957 he was the U.S. Intercollegiate Chess Champion.  In 1960 he was on the winning U.S. Student Olympiad team (Lombardy, Kalme, R Wein... Read More »

  • Reubens, Emil

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    Emil Reubens was born in Russia on September 23, 1886.  He was a master emeritus and USCF life director.  He was a founding member of the United States Chess Federation.  In June, 1973, he received a Master’s degree in busines... Read More »

  • Niro, Frank

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    Frank Niro was born in Milford, Massachusetts on September 28, 1948.  In 1973, he won the American Postal Chess Tournament (APCT) League championship and became a correspondence master in that organization in 1975.  From 1984 to 1986, he... Read More »

  • Henley, Ronald Watson

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    Ron Henley is an American Grandmaster (1982) from Houston, Texas.  He is the only American selected as a second to a Soviet player.  He served as second to Anatoly Karpov in the 1990 World Championship match.  He was Karpov’s ... Read More »

  • Gligoric, Svetozar

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    Svetozar Gligoric. born Feb 2, 1923, is a Serbian (Yugoslav) Grandmaster (1951).  He learned the game of chess at age 11, taught by a boarder taken in by his mother.   In 1938, at the age of 15, he won the Belgrade Chess Club c... Read More »