Yusupov series on Chesstempo

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Currently there are 7 of Yusupov’s award-winning series available on Chesstempo. With the rest of the series to follow soon. I mention this now because it’s a frequent question I receive from readers in email: “Is Yusupov’s seri…

Carlsen in the endgame

The highlight of the Meltwater competition was of course the presence of Magnus Carlsen, and he did not disappoint as he showed off his endgame skills in game after game. They may not have all ended in resounding victories but every one of them was a l…

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 Chess.com 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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Chess For Heroes (November 2022)

I’ve written a lot of courses for beginners over the years, most of which I’ve discarded because I didn’t think they were much good. Every time, I say to myself that this will be the last one I’ll write. But it seems to me, looking at the experiences related by beginners on social media, that … Continue reading “Chess For Heroes (November 2022)”

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A Fine Rook Endgame, Part 1

I’m back! Actually, I never left, but this blog has been silent for seven weeks, so some of you may have been wondering where I went. My apologies: I was busy with other things (like a book proposal), but to be honest, I just didn’t have any topics that were worth writing about. I could […]

“Tactics are temporary, endgames are permanent” (2)

IM Kostya Kavutskiy Each one of us goes through unique personal experiences in our life. There is no generic plan we can follow to accomplish our goals. Of course we get tips from parents, teachers or friends and it is up to us to listen. If we do not, life has a funny way of … Continue reading ““Tactics are temporary, endgames are permanent” (2)”

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