What’s your biggest gripe with Chessable? We had a forum post recently from one of our members, Stigma, who said it’s very difficult to train on our site while eating, and it got us thinking. He has got a point: humans just don’t have enough hands to solve Chessable tactics and sustain themselves at the same time. …... click here to read more.
Author: Leon Watson
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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. If you don’t …... click here to read more.
Ever wondered what people mean when they say things like “I can see a chess tactic there” and “the fastest way to improve is to practise your chess tactics”? We’ve put together this quick guide to explain in simple terms what we mean by a tactic in chess – because it is a question we …... click here to read more.
As some of you may know we set up an over the board team recently to play in the Summer Chess League in London, which in my spare time I try to help organise. The team is called The InChessables, and is captained by my friend Chris Rebbeck (another Chessable user) and has among the …... click here to read more.
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 …... click here to read more.
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 …... click here to read more.
London’s iconic clock-tower may be covered with scaffolding right now (it’s undergoing repair work), but on Chessable it’s on show in all its glory. That’s because we’ve created a new “Big Ben” badge for you to collect to go alongside our brilliant new London System book released this week. The Agile London System by Holmes …... click here to read more.
We couldn’t help ourselves. Less than 24 hours after Fabiano Caruana won the Candidates tournament in Berlin to secure a world title tilt against Magnus Carlsen we were onto him. Most of all we wanted to know when the trash-talking would start! But also what the new World Chess Championship challenger’s relationship with the champion …... click here to read more.
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Greeny50000 is booked-to-the-teeth. He’s even got the badge for it. And Greeny’s also got the Like a Bolt! badge for being fast – which is just as well considering how quickly he’s improving. But now this Chessable member – real name Jameson Tang – has just achieved something even better than our badges – he’s …... click here to read more.
Shortly before Christmas, Chessable had the pleasure of catching up with Garry Kasparov to talk about his work with the Chess In Schools and Communities charity, which helps get kids involved in this great game we play. Kasparov, who we have a tactics training book on, dominated the world of chess for two decades and is, as everyone …... click here to read more.