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.
Category: Chess openings
The other day a colleague asked me for my hobbies, and I answered that chess was one them. “Ah chess,” my colleague said, “I have not played that game in a long time. I used to play it with my brother in front of the tent when we were on vacation. Each day, after dinner …... click here to read more.
The world is changing. The chess is changing. We live in the era of mass communication. Tonnes of information are poured on our poor heads. Weekly, daily, hourly. We have more and more things to study. And less chances to explore and surprise. The chess world is witnessing more and more thoroughly prepared lines. Lines …... 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.
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.
Openings of the World Champion When I started studying chess seriously, I started with the games of the World Champion at the time, Garry Kasparov. I read several books about his championship matches and the openings he played (and like a typical fan played them myself). Kasparov’s approach was to find the sharpest, most critical …... click here to read more.
The Best of the Best Everyone loves to speculate as to who was the best ever. I’ll share my opinion, but I’ve put little spin on it this time. I’ll share who I think the Top Ten Chess Players of All Time were, but I’m also going to survey their opening repertoires and see what we can …... click here to read more.
Today we have the pleasure to announce co-authored endorsed repertoires. From today on you can acquire GM Rafael Leitao’s Sicilian Najdorf, co-authored by GM Rafael Leitao and Chessable user logozar. While we have an explanation of what this entails available in the FAQ, I thought I would elaborate on the logic behind this new approach to chess opening …... click here to read more.
I had a chat with a Chessable user, Professor Tim McGrew. Tim provides an in-depth Chessable review and how it has helped him improve his chess. Tim told us that opening preparation was one of the keys to achieve his lifelong ambition, the USCF National Master title. Openings that Tim rehearsed on Chessable were played …... click here to read more.
When should I start to learn chess openings? Do I even need to? These are questions that every chess player asks at some point. The internet is full of people asking this, but no one is sure of the answer. Fortunately, recently I was reading some cognitive psychology journals, and I came across a study …... click here to read more.