Author: Leon Watson


Can Fabiano Caruana beat Magnus Carlsen? We asked 7 chess masters

By Leon Watson / On / In Chess news

We all know the big match is approaching – but can Fabiano Caruana beat Magnus Carlsen? The winner-takes-all World Chess Championship is without a doubt the game’s prestige event. Last time, when Carlsen faced the Russian Sergey Karjakin, the Norwegian champ was taken to tie-breaks, but no-one seriously thought he would lose. >> Try our …

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Why The College, Holborn, is the perfect 2018 World Chess Championship venue

By Leon Watson / On / In Chess news

By now you may already have seen my tweet, and the subsequent official announcement today of a venue for the upcoming 2018 World Chess Championship. That venue, where Magnus Carlsen will defend his crown against US challenger Fabiano Caruana, is The College, a spectacular 10,000 sq ft marbled Victorian hall in Holborn. Holborn, get it …

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Breaking 3,350 on chess.com: How one Chessable member’s tactics rating hit incredible heights

By Leon Watson / On / In Case studies, Chess improvement

Regular Chessablers reading this may already have come across our super-user Logozar. He’s a 17-year-old PRO member from Round Rock, near Austin, Texas, who’s released several popular UGC books on the site – the latest a big hit endorsed by a GM. Logozar has also racked up more than 8.6m XP and been awarded nearly …

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My plan to make it to IM, by Andrzej Krzywda

By Leon Watson / On / In Case studies, Chess improvement, Learning chess

Chigorin’s famous epigram “Even a poor plan is better than no plan at all” is a bit of a cliche in chess. But for Chessable member Andrzej Krzywda, aka andrzejkrzywda, it is the gospel – because Andrzej is a man who has found having a plan really, really works. As chess learners thirsty for inspiration, you …

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