Author: Bryan Castro


The Best Chess Books Ever Written According to 10 Chess Masters

By Bryan Castro / On / In Chess improvement, Features, Learning chess

What are the best chess books ever written? We asked ten titled players this question and this article will share their answers. Because of the open-ended nature of the question, we received an interesting variety of responses. Let’s jump right into the books and see what the masters had to say about them. Timeless Classics Chess …

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Wesley So and His Amazing Streak

By Bryan Castro / On / In Features

Update (April 12th, 2017): Wesley So’s continuation of his streak has resulted in him being crowned US Champion. To celebrate this special moment we’ve created an infographic of Wesley’s road to his success! Check it out. Filipino-American GM Wesley So is the hottest player in chess at the moment. At the time of this post …

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The Openings of Magnus Carlsen

By Bryan Castro / On / In Chess openings

Openings of the World Champion When I started studying chess seriously, I started with the games of the World Champion at the time, Garry Kasparov. I read several books about his championship matches and the openings he played (and like a typical fan played them myself). Kasparov’s approach was to find the sharpest, most critical …

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