The idea behind KIS 1.e4 was born in June 2017, when I was coaching junior players at the German Youth Championships. Most of them play 1.e4, but I was not a 1.e4 player at the time and I didn’t know of a book that would help me in quickly preparing some lines. So I figured …... click here to read more.
Author: Leon Watson
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.
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.
It was at the World Chess Championship in November that I snatched a quick chat with Demis Hassabis, handed him a Chessable card and suggested he check us out. Clearly, he was a man to make a connection with. Demis, a formidable chess player in his time and now the head of Google DeepMind, had just …... click here to read more.
We’d all love to play swashbuckling chess – but it’s not always easy, especially when our opponent sets out to be solid. So if you want to spice up your play, why not try our top five rarely played chess openings for White? We’ve collected five of the best attacking lines on Chessable for you …... click here to read more.
We’ve all been reading about the AlphaZero, the incredible superior being created by Google’s DeepMind to rule the chess world. Well, it turns out the Artificially Intelligent behemoth of Biblical-proportions is human after all – or at least in a figurative sense. AlphaZero may have destroyed Stockfish and crushed every computer on the planet. But, as …... click here to read more.
When we heard about Erick Zhao we were amazed. Erick, aged 10, is a talented kid who has worked extremely hard. And at the 2018 World Cadets Chess Championship in Santiago that hard work really paid off. Erick finished with the silver medal – just missing out on gold – after racking up a hugely-impressive score in …... click here to read more.
It has been the longest staredown in history – 12 long drawn-out games. But after 50 nerve-shredding hours of play, one black-eye, and an embarrassing data leak, the world chess champion has been crowned in London. Norway’s rock star of chess Magnus Carlsen held onto his title in commanding style on Wednesday as he crushed …... click here to read more.