Chessable Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

How good are you at finding tactics? No, no, we don’t mean just finding the answer  – we mean literally finding them! Because this Easter, Chessable is having a limited-time Easter egg hunt where you can find and solve hidden puzzles throughout the site.  Your mission – if you choose to accept it – is […]

Zugzwang in Chess (The Beginner’s Guide)

Zugzwang: a Beginner's Guide

TL;DR – What is Zugzwang in chess? Zugzwang is a chess concept that describes a position in which you are forced to make a bad move. This occurs due to the nature of the game of chess (you cannot pass your turn) and the fact that you may find yourself in a position where the […]

Strike Like Judit Polgár!

Grandmaster Judit Polgár is the strongest female chess player of all time. Judit’s sharp, tactical style helped her to become one of the world’s top 10 players. Furthermore, Judit defeated no fewer than 11 World Champions, including Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov and the current champion, Magnus Carlsen. Strike like Judit! The Winning Tactics of Chess […]

Chessable White Rose: Round Two of the 2021 4NCL

Time to catch up with the progress of our three teams in the Four Nations Chess League  (‘4NCL’). Round Two was played last night and it saw all of our teams pick up important victories. Chessable White Rose Team 1 Our first team continued their winning ways with a resounding 4-0 victory of Sussex Starlings. James […]

What are chess tactics? A quick guide for beginners

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 practice your chess tactics”? If you’re interested in becoming a better chess player, tactics are a great place to start. We’ve put together this quick guide to explain in simple […]