First Steps as a Chess Beginner

The Queen's Gambit

So you just finished watching the Queen’s Gambit on Netflix, and you are super excited to start playing chess, but where do you start? This chess for beginners roadmap hopes to get you started in the right direction. Learn how the pieces move. Start playing on line by joining a chess website Chess.com Lichess.com Play…

My Chess Comeback

Chess Training Plan

Below is my new chess improvement plan after having decided to dust off my chess board after watching the Queen’s Gambit.  Focus on tactics, the middlegame, and the endgame No direct opening study, any opening study comes from analyzing my games. Study time is broken down between theory (studying) and practice (solving). Feedback loop consists…

Best New Chess Books

Below is a list of  the best new chess books that have been published within the last year that would make a welcome addition to any chess player’s library. Positional Decision Making in Chess  Released in February 2016 Boris Gelfand’s Positional Decision Making in Chess shows examples from his games and those of his hero  …

Chess Strategy

chess strategy thought process

What is Chess Strategy? It is the creation of long term plans that will dictate your next several moves. In order to achieve these plans, you can argue that the chess player will resort to either positional, tactical or endgame devices. Aspect of chess playing concerned with evaluation of chess positions and setting of goals…