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Tal Memorial 2011 – Half-Time Report
Posted on November 22, 2011 by William
The 2011 Tal Memorial Chess Tournament gotten off to a slow start, with 10 of the world’s best chess players playing it safe in the first half of the tournament. After 5 rounds, none of these elite chess grandmasters were able to break away as there is currently a 4-way tie for first at 3/5. (Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Sergey Karjakin, and Ian Nepomniachtchi). Magnus Carlsen continues to impress by how easily he makes it […]

Live Chess960 Blitz on Chesscube – Video #2

Posted on November 21, 2011 by William
This is the SECOND of many Chess960 videos we’ll be releasing. Thank you to ChessCube for providing the interface. Expect many more articles and videos in the coming days and weeks. We’re going to cover many exciting live 960 blitz games do tons of instructional Chess960 videos and release many articles on Chess 960 strategies and tips. Stay Tuned! Chess960 Videos Chess960 Articles Follow William for fresh daily updates: Follow @OnlineChessLess National Chess Master William […]

Best Computer Chess Programs: Shredder, Rybka, Fritz
Posted on November 21, 2011 by William
Many of my students have requested guidance on the subject of computer chess programs. In my “How To Be A Grandmaster” series where I interviewed over 40 leading chess grandmasters, the expert answer almost always recommended to stay away from using a computer chess program for analysis until reaching a very advanced level (usually around 2200-2400). It is important to point out that using a computer chess program for tactical and endgame exercises is a […]

What is the Most Important Thing That Makes You Victorious in Chess?
Posted on November 20, 2011 by iPlayooChess
Making it in the competitive world The fact is the world is competitive. Since the dawn of time we have been fighting our battles to win and survive. Chess is a highly competitive game. In order to be successful in it you may have to follow some universal principle of strategy applicable also to warfare, martial arts, sports, any place where the competition is. Have you ever thought what this central principle may be? Interestingly, […]

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