Chessable Partners with Sunway International Chess Festival

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Chessable is proud to announce a long-term partnership with the prestigious Sunway International Chess Festival – and to announce a special benefit for our Chessable PRO users.  Based in Spain, Sunway is host to two yearly chess festivals, the Sitges International Chess Festival and the Formentera International Chess Festival. Pros and amateurs alike from around […]

Chessable Scientist Karel van Delft Honored as ‘Chess Educator of the Year’

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It’s the bedrock of all chess play, yet it often goes underappreciated amid the glory of dramatic tournaments and online blitz streaming: chess education. But each year, the University of Texas at Dallas takes time to honor the extraordinary members of the chess community who contribute to the royal game in this most fundamental and […]

Malcolm Pein on…Chess

We have a bumper edition of Malcolm Pein’s Daily Telegraph chess columns for you today, covering a whole range of subjects from the finer points of the King’s Indian Defense, the CSC Summer ChessFest and big game action from the world’s top tournaments. KID Gloves OCCASIONALLY a game has so many illustrative points, it has to […]

First Impressions of the FIDE World Cup

This is a guest post by Chessable developer Pavel Lint.  Have you ever been to a major chess event? Me neither. So when my colleagues asked me “Hey, do you want to visit the FIDE World Cup?”, Christmas came early. The FIDE Chess World Cup is a huge knock-out tournament, and this year it is […]

We Need To Talk About Short Draws

Look; we need to talk about short draws. Recent elite chess tournaments are witnessing a rise in games either similar – or identical – to these examples. The games will be familiar to anyone following the action over at Final Position Final Position Why Play for Short Draws? What exactly is going on here? […]

Malcolm Pein on…A British Round-up

Start your weekend with some fine chess action, thanks to Malcom Pein’s British round-up in today’s Daily Telegraph chess column. There is a reminder of the potency of the London System, even when Black appears to have played nothing but sensible moves. You are then invited to test your strength on a wonderful position offering […]

Malcolm Pein on…Howell’s Excellent Start

In today’s Daily Telegraph chess column we find an impressive game which was part of David Howell’s excellent start at the Caplin Hastings tournament. There is also the opportunity to test your strength, only this time you need to find a way to force a draw instead of a win. Malcolm Pein on…Howell’s Excellent Start David Howell led the way […]