Dear Chessable learners, It’s been a busy but absolutely fantastic start to the year for us! We’ve had legends of chess film at our studios for you, like GM Harikrishna, GM Aagaard, and GM Shankland. And guess what, we’ve released more courses in the first four months of 2019 than in the entirety of 2018! …... click here to read more.
One of the most important aspects of self-control during a game of chess is the ability to stay calm under pressure. Imagine a situation when on move 30, in a highly complex position you have a few promising options at your disposal but you have only 10 minutes to reach move 40. To make it …... click here to read more.
Castling is one of those special rules where to be a strong player you don’t just need to know how to castle in chess, you need to master how to castle in chess! Thankfully, castling is not too hard to get to grips with but once you know the basic rules there are a few …... click here to read more.
Being able to start playing chess online against another person after a couple of clicks has become a blessing that many of us take for granted nowadays. Here I would like to discuss a few important aspects of playing chess online.I will start with my own experience and the first thing I will say is …... click here to read more.
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.
Normally when defending unfavourable positions we tend to calculate a lot. This is normal and necessary, as in this way we make sure we don’t lose by force. However, often thinking in schemes can also help the defense. By schemes, I mean understanding where the pieces should be, on which squares they will have the …... click here to read more.
As some of our most dedicated students may know, 100 Endgames You Must Know was the very first print book “brought to life” by Chessable, back in July 2017. It’s been almost two full years, and since then, over 2,500 of you have joined us on this amazing New In Chess course, including several strong …... click here to read more.
Back in September when we launched The Woodpecker Method, we were excited at the prospect of allowing you to study with the exact method recommended by GM Axel Smith and GM Hans Tikkanen. However, it proved to be a slightly tricky feature with a lot of changes to the legacy code, which meant it would …... click here to read more.
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.
Today’s hectic lifestyle affects everything. Chess tournaments don’t go unscathed either. In the past playing one game a day was something that went without saying, nowadays two (or sometimes even three!) games a day are considered normal. While I distinctly dislike playing more than one game a day, I don’t really have a choice but …... click here to read more.