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  • Typical Rook Endgame Mistakes

    Endgames should be simple. Right? With a majority of pieces removed from play, calculation becomes minimal. Wrong!  At one time or another, you may have found yourself on the losing side of a winning endgame. Perhaps you've been fortunate e... | Read More

  • Deja Vu In Endgames

    Do you ever see a chess position and have a strong feeling that you've seen it before? No, I am not talking about opening positions, that you see again and again and again in every single tournament (damn you, the Berlin variation!). And I am no... | Read More

  • The Man with 1000 Names

    Q: What do Leigh Franklin James, Paul Hugo, Paula Little, Paula Minton, Sylvia Sharon, Kenneth Harding, Marie De Jourlet, Lana Preston, Paul H. Little, Jack Warren. D.R. Mason, Hugo Paul, Jack Warren, Dr. Lamb Library, Dr. Guenter Klow, Dorothy D... | Read More

  • Chess Tactics And The Hookah

    A Superior Tactician Chess.com member Mzeekimaro wrote: “I am a big fan of you and your chess books. I am rated 1581 by FIDE. I want to be very good at tactics. What do you recommend I do? I want to be labeled as a superior tactician.&rdqu... | Read More

  • Pawn Endgames: A Practical Guide

    Let us begin with a small challenge. Take a look at the following diagram: It is the starting position, stripped of all pieces except kings. If you managed to examine it without a yawn, eye roll, or grimace, you have passed the test . ... | Read More

    • Polgar Training Problems ... the Ones that Got Away

      In early September 2016 I started a Chess Pilgrimage. I've undertaken half an hour of Polgar training positions per day (from the famous 5334+ book). As of the 13th Oct 2016 I've completed 1775 positions, making note of mistakes I've made along th... | Read More

    • October 2016 Prodigy Program Registration Open!

      Registration for the October 2016 month of the Prodigy Program is open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. Registration is open until  11:00 PM PDT on October 7th, 2016. Chess University's core team of world-class instructors will... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Oct 5, 2016
    • Teaching Chess

      This summer, I had the pleasure to tutor a middle schooler (grade 7) not in Math or Science but in Chess! He knows the rules of chess but has never played competitively. Therefore it was my job to not only teach him strategy but also to convince h... | Read More

      • Oraoradeki
      • | Sep 24, 2016

       TÉCNICAS DE AJEDREZ: El presente texto es una recopilación de las técnicas usadas en ajedrez, que aunque conocidas y usadas por todos, ayudan a entender y comprender la complejidad de este juego. Es importante saberlas, analizarlas y tenerla... | Read More

      • sebass34
      • | Sep 19, 2016
    • The Last Mistake Loses

      The player who admits the last mistake loses the game. In a game of mine - played a week ago - I came in a very unpleasant position after I narrowly took a poisoned pawn. White could have won the game in more than one way, however, he threw away ... | Read More

      • Adrochatio
      • | Sep 19, 2016
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