Normally when defending unfavourable positions we tend to calculate a lot. This is normal and necessary, as in this way we make sure we don’t lose by force. However, often thinking in schemes can also help the defense. By schemes, I mean understanding where the pieces should be, on which squares they will have the …... click here to read more.
As some of our most dedicated students may know, 100 Endgames You Must Know was the very first print book “brought to life” by Chessable, back in July 2017. It’s been almost two full years, and since then, over 2,500 of you have joined us on this amazing New In Chess course, including several strong …... click here to read more.
Back in September when we launched The Woodpecker Method, we were excited at the prospect of allowing you to study with the exact method recommended by GM Axel Smith and GM Hans Tikkanen. However, it proved to be a slightly tricky feature with a lot of changes to the legacy code, which meant it would …... click here to read more.
We originally sent this out as an email to our members, but then thought we may as well put it on our blog: it is our staff picks for our own personal favourite releases so far in 2019. A bit like the recommendations you get in book stores. We’re the guys who’ve worked hard on …... click here to read more.
Today’s hectic lifestyle affects everything. Chess tournaments don’t go unscathed either. In the past playing one game a day was something that went without saying, nowadays two (or sometimes even three!) games a day are considered normal. While I distinctly dislike playing more than one game a day, I don’t really have a choice but …... click here to read more.
A week ago, I decided to take my interest in chess further by taking it up as a hobby and dedicating some time to it every day in order to improve. After searching around for ideas on where to start, I stumbled across Chessable, where I was intrigued by the different methods it uses to …... click here to read more.
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As a former world champion who is still going strong, Viswanathan Anand net worth will undoubtedly be one of the highest in the game. Born in 1969 in Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu, India, Viswanathan – or Vishy – Anand grew up in Chennai. By the age of 16, he was a national champion and went on …... click here to read more.
As you may already know, tomorrow we are releasing perhaps our most exciting course yet: the highly-anticipated Game Changer on Chessable. The book in print for is already out – but this will be different: it will be the only trainable version of Game Changer and it will be with MoveTrainer™. Wow. But we thought …... click here to read more.
Hello chess improvers, we have a treat for you today – and it’s got nothing to do with us Chessable staff members: a way to create your own chess flashcards/personalised puzzle repository. In fact, this is from one of our members who has kindly taken the time to write up a really useful guide on …... click here to read more.
As the saying goes, “The hardest test in life is having the patience to wait for the right moment.” We know that patience is very important during a game. But I will not talk about that patience now. I would like to share my thoughts about patience during a tournament. Tournaments can develop in all …... click here to read more.