Chess Ratings: Online vs Over-The Board

By CEO National Master Evan Rabin A few years ago, I had an adult private student who was unrated and was about to play his first tournament, The Manhattan Open. He was rated 1600 on and asked me if he should play in the U-1600 section or the U-1400 section. I surprised him when …

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An Introduction to Fischer Random Chess

From October 25-30 this year, the second-ever FIDE World Fisher Random Championship will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland. If you’re asking yourself, “what is Fischer Random Chess?”, then we’ve got you covered in this post, explaining the history and rules of this innovative chess variant. What is Fischer Random Chess? Fischer Random Chess, also known […]

GM Dlugy on Carlsen-Niemann

While the World Champion made his position on Hans Niemann quite clear, a later Tweet openly suggested that GM Dlugy had had a role in it as Hans Niemann’s ‘mentor’. Shortly thereafter, shared emails with Dlugy with the press. GM Dlugy has no…