Chess is a competitive game and those who play it like to win. But it’s not always so easy when your opponent is hell-bent on winning too. If you want to win more games, more tournaments, more prizes and perhaps […]
Alexander Kotov (1913-1981) was a strong GM (twice a candidate for the title) and celebrated chess author with his most famous book being “Think Like A Grandmaster”. In this book, Kotov gives advice on how to think in chess, when […]
Play stronger players and learn from your losses “I really feel that the more you play, the better you get. I think that everyone has to realise that you have to lose about ten thousand games before you can become […]
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Have a go at this endgame – it’s not as simple as it may first appear! Position (FEN): 6K1/k7/8/8/3p4/8/2P1P3/8 w – – 0 0
Learning Endgame Theory is all well and good – being able to win won positions when it counts is better! Copy this FEN into your engine: 8/4b2k/3p2p1/4n3/7r/1N6/1PP3PP/4R2K b – – 0 39 In this position, Black has a big advantage. Take […]
Having trouble with an opening? There’s no need to buy a book on it and learn scores of variations. Look over each of your games involving that opening and make a note of the problems that you ran into. Perhaps […]
Have a go at these chess vision training exercises, as featured in our book “Chess Vision: Checkmate Edition”!
“Chess cannot be taught. Chess can only be learned.” – Mikhail Botvinnik A strange thing to say from the famed head of “the Botvinnik School”, members of which included Karpov, Kasparov and Kramnik. 4 World Champions – one teaching, three […]