GM ALEX COLOVIC on how even Grandmasters can mess up easy endgames under pressure Recently I returned from a FIDE Seminar, where I was suggested for a FIDE Trainer title. The seminar was very interesting and informative. One of the topics that got me thinking was the issue of chess endgames. Endgames can be divided …... click here to read more.
Category: Chess improvement
Grandmaster ALEX COLOVIC blogs on the importance of not neglecting your basic chess skills People often forget the difference between the two types of study there are in chess. One type of study is the acquirement of knowledge. Players accumulate knowledge of openings, middlegames, endgames, they know what a best line is in a certain …... 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.
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.
So you’ve learned the basic moves of chess and have played a bunch of games, and you’ve decided that you want to get better at this beautiful game. Where do you start? Over the last few years, I’ve taught and observed new and beginning players as they develop in chess. More recently, I’ve had the …... click here to read more.
Beating Magnus after a month of training: the neuroscience of why learning chess is so much harder than learning a language
By now, most of the chess world is familiar with the story of Max Deutsch, so I will keep it brief. Max is a 24-year-old chess amateur who wanted to beat World Champion Magnus Carlsen with a month’s worth of practice. No handicaps. Max completed 11 other learning challenges, one each month. Perhaps the most impressive one …... click here to read more.
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 …... click here to read more.
How to improve at chess? This is a question we all ask ourselves at one point or another. It’s the reason why I read all the science there is on Chess and started Chessable! Recently, I got news that one of our users made some remarkable improvement, 300 over the board points in one single year. I …... click here to read more.
Jumping into the Ocean of Chess Strategy When I first started playing chess, I had a very narrow view of strategy. In my mind, I was either attacking my opponent’s king or he was attacking mine. This strategy worked fairly well among my friends. However, there were times when my “Attack or Defend” strategy would …... click here to read more.