What is a Good Chess Rating?

“Chess is a game by its form, an art by its content, and a science by the difficulty of gaining mastery in it.” — Tigran Petrosian Chess is a game full of complexity and chess rating is the method to classify the professional level of players. So, what is a good chess rating? How is… Continue reading What is a Good Chess Rating?

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Chess Newsletter- November

November is about being hopeful of a beginning. It’s cheerful and colorful, especially with blooming chrysanthemums, tulips, and dahlias. In a similar spirit, let’s investigate what’s happening in the chess world in November. I have tons to tell you, from the Senior Championship to World Rapid and Blitz Championship. I know you want to know… Continue reading Chess Newsletter- November

Blackmar Diemer Gambit | How to Play

There are many aggressive chess openings for white. We have the Smith-Morra Gambit, Evan’s Gambit, and the Danish Gambit. But, all of these start with 1. e4. If you want to play a gambit with 1. d4, here’s your answer–Blackmar-Diemer Gambit. Although a rare opening in games by grandmasters, it’s quite common amongst Candidate (CM),… Continue reading Blackmar Diemer Gambit | How to Play

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Chess News and Other Updates | October 2022

October is my favorite month of the year! It is one of the few autumn months that encourages you to unwind and rediscover your passion. October has been a significant month for chess enthusiasts and professionals, hosting note-worthy chess championships, such as the Fischer Random World Championship and U.S Chess Championship. Let’s see what’s happening… Continue reading Chess News and Other Updates | October 2022

A Detailed Guide to Analyzing Chess Games 

“You may learn much more from a game you lose than from a game you win. You will have to lose hundreds of games before becoming a good player.”                                                                                                   José Raúl Capablanca Capablanca, the Cuban World Champion, rightly emphasized on analyzing chess games. It’s true that chess player learns a lot from their lost games.… Continue reading A Detailed Guide to Analyzing Chess Games 

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What is the Clock for in Chess? Why Use it? 

Gone are the days when a game of chess went as long as 10 hours or, sometimes, even longer than that. The chess community has evolved dramatically from its history of longest chess matches. At present, thanks to chess clocks, there are rapid games, blitz, and many more time-constraining chess games. So, as a chess… Continue reading What is the Clock for in Chess? Why Use it? 

September Chess Newsletter 

Whoa! What was this month! This September was definitely an unforgettable month for the chess community. For starters, we lived through one of the biggest cheating scandals in recent times. On top of that, the allegations came from the five times World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, involving a teenage Grandmaster. I know it’s too much, man!… Continue reading September Chess Newsletter 

How to Always Win in Chess?

Chess is a tricky game. Besides learning the strategies, you need to be able to modify book moves artistically and also calculate the future moves ahead of your opponent. Probably that’s the reason why Anatoly Karpov said, “Chess is everything: art, science, and sport.” But, again, no matter how artistic, scientific, or sporting you’re, remember… Continue reading How to Always Win in Chess?