Grünfeld Checkmates

It is Checkmate Monday again today and we continue our series with a selection of Grünfeld Checkmates. Last week we looked at the basics of the Grünfeld Defense, to tie in with the release of our new Chessable course, Lifetime Repertoires: Peter Svidler’s Grünfeld − Part 1. We stay with the Grünfeld Defense for today, with a number of […]

Chess Opening Basics: The Grünfeld Defense

What is the Grünfeld Defense? The Grünfeld Defense is one of Black’s most combative opening lines against 1.d4 2.c4. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 The Grünfeld Defense The defense is named after the Austrian chess player, Ernst Franz Grünfeld (1893 – 1962). Black allows White to build a big centre after: 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 The […]

Chessable White Rose: Round Six of the 2021 4NCL

Round six of the Four Nations Chess League (‘4NCL’) saw all three of our Chessable White Rose teams continue their excellent form, with three more victories coming our way. Chessable White Rose Team 1 Team 1 beat Anglia Avengers 1 by the convincing score of 3.5-0.5. James Adair drew his game but he had to defend […]

How Being in Tech Has Taught Me to Approach Chess

Today we proudly present the debut of a new Chessable guest blogger. Jessi Shakarian is a UX (‘User Experience’) designer and information architect from Los Angeles. Jessi’s excellent blog is attracting considerable attention and is recommended reading for anyone interested in chess and technology (which was, of course, the subject of the online ChessTech2020 conference).  We are very fortunate to […]

Brutal Chess Tactics

  Our series on chess tactics continues today with three intriguing positions from our new Chessable course on Brutal Chess Tactics, by Grandmaster Temur Kuybokarov and International Master Ortik Nigmatov. There are three parts to the course: Eldorado, Brutality and GM Challenge, offering challenging material for players rated from 1600 to 2800. Here are three positions to consider. […]