A Foundation for Beginners Seventy Seven

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I was asked a question during the Thanksgiving holiday that led to an interesting conversation, one worth interrupting this series of articles to present. It not only has to do with chess but with nearly everything else we do in life. The question was simple enough, why bother learning how to play chess? The answer, … Continue reading “A Foundation for Beginners Seventy Seven”

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A Foundation for Beginners Seventy Six

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I realized that I’d been suggesting that readers practice what they’ve learned in this series of articles playing against chess apps or software. I thought this to be good advice, since you can always stop a game and try again with no penalty. While there is no substitute for siting down and playing against another … Continue reading “A Foundation for Beginners Seventy Six”

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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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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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Don’t Push the Cart in Front of the Horse

By National Master Evan Rabin YesterdayI substituted for a class with 12 kids, all beginners. I asked what they learned last week and a few of them said opening principles, e.g, developing their pieces. I then set up this simple position: 4 I said it is black to move and asked what this position was, …

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A Foundation for Beginners Seventy Four

Last week, we moved further towards the end of the game we are analyzing. We applied the games principles we have studied thus far to determine why each move was made. While this game doesn’t end in a traditional endgame, there are a few endgame elements that will appear. Therefore, I decided to give you … Continue reading “A Foundation for Beginners Seventy Four”

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Six Years, Months and Days

By CEO National Master Evan Rabin “6-6-6” is not always unlucky contrary to popular belief. It is important to celebrate milestones as every we publish gratitude posts for every 100 additional Facebook likes. If one avoids artificial barriers, he can accomplish a lot. Six Years ago, I left corporate America to cofound Pillar Sales and teach …

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A Positional Question

What do you make of this position? This position was displayed recently by popular chess Twitter personality and adult improver Neal Bruce, taken from Silman’s Reassess Your Chess (4th edition). It’s suitable for players rated 1600-2000. White to move: what would you play and why? Well, what do you think? This position interested me for … Continue reading “A Positional Question”

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A Foundation for Beginners Sixty Nine

One of the things I’ve been mentioning over this series of articles is the idea of studying the games of master level players to aid in your improvement. However, I didn’t mention which of the masters you should study. Sorry about that! The reason I’m saying sorry is because not all master games are suitable … Continue reading “A Foundation for Beginners Sixty Nine”

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Farewell SYEP Intern 2022- Justin

By Justin Cao My time with Evan Rabin and Premier chess is coming to an end for SYEP. It has been a great summer being able to work and learn with Evan and Keifer. I have learned a great number of work skills in terms of communication between coworkers and customers.How to think about using a social media …

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