Using Chess Books the Smart Way

Chess has gone through a transformation in to the digital age. Computers are involved in every facet of the game. We have strong, accessible chess engines for practice and analysis,…

Nakamura’s Insane Run

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Hikaru Nakamura won the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz tournament with a dominant performance. He won the event with 3 (!!) rounds to spare. He finished with 9 wins, 18…

Learner Series #18 – Ariel T.

Learner series #18 features Ariel, an adult improver and an active member of the ChessGoals community. He finished the 12-week Premium Novice Study Plan and asked me to help him…

Our Incredible Year at ChessGoals

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My wife woke in the middle of the night with severe cramping. Within thirty minutes I was awake, timing her contractions. Three minutes apart. It was go time. We have…

Learner Series #17 – Brett C.

GENERAL OVERVIEW Q: How old are you and how long have you been playing chess? A: I am 39 years old and have been playing chess consistently since 2019. I…

Learner Series #16 – Jesse D.

Learner Series #16 features Jesse D. who is an adult improver that has recently joined the ChessGoals community. He has a coach, is active on Twitter with the #chesspunks, and…