“What Say You?” The 1 Minute Challenge (62)

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer” Bruce Lee A quick reminder how it works: Have a look at the position for 1 minute (watch the clock) Think about the choices in front of you and pick the one you feel it is … Continue reading ““What Say You?” The 1 Minute Challenge (62)”

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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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Tactical 1.e4: Why is It Perfect for Attacking Players?

Tactical 1.e4: When it comes to building an Opening Repertoire, it is important to consider the player’s strengths and weaknesses. Many people underperform because their openings don’t match their style. It is easy to imagine a strong positional player getting lost in tactical jungles as well as a strong tactician making no sense in a […]

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Crazyhouse Discourse and Puzzles

By National Master Evan Rabin The last few days I played lots of crazyhouse on www.lichess.org. Since I was seven-years old, I have enjoyed playing bughouse, where two players team up and every time one teammate captures a piece, he gets to give it to his partner, who can place it anywhere on the board, …

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At Last the 1988 Show

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I’m currently writing a history of Richmond Junior Chess Club from 1975 to 2006: you can read the second part here. The next part will cover the period where our members included future GMs Luke McShane and Jonathan Rowson, along with future IMs Richard Bates and Tom Hinks-Edwards. Last Sunday two of these players happened … Continue reading “At Last the 1988 Show”

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Supercharge Your Chess Visualization Skills

Dear Reader, as I’m still in therapy for my Traumatic Brain Injury I have another guest Article for you. This one is very special because it could be the answer to a frequent question I get: how can I improve my visualization skills? Aiden’s own Chess-blog & training program ‘Don’t Move Until You See‘ focuses […]

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