Learner Series #9

I met Madhur in June of 2019 at the Rochester Open. He entered the event with an established USCF rating of 1034, scored 3/5 in the Under 1600 section, and…

Learner Series #8

Learner Series #8
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GENERAL OVERVIEW How old are you and how long have you been playing chess?I am 24, and I have been playing chess in my town club since September 2008 (so nearly 12…

Learner Series #7

SmithyQ is an adult who improved from 1899 to 2054 in a one year period. He also has a chess improvement blog over at http://smithyq.com/. GENERAL OVERVIEWHow old are you…

Learner Series #6

Welcome to edition 6 of our learner series! Peter is a 39 year old who has gained over 100 points in a year to cross the USCF expert threshold! General…

Learner Series #5

The 5th installment of the learner series features Antoine, a 32 year old who improved from 1797 to 1893 chess.com rapid in 2018. Antoine is a translator for chess.com and…

Learner Series #4

Learner Series #4
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Welcome to edition 4 of our learner series! Alex started playing chess back in the summer of 2016. His chess.com Blitz rating was under 1000, and now it's over 1500! …

Learner Series #3

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David is a good friend, former student, and has gone from 1100 blitz on lichess to 1550 in a matter of 3.5 years! GENERAL OVERVIEW How old are you and…

Learner Series #2

The Learner Series will highlight players that have made significant rating progress over the past few years. The second guest in the series, Paul, is a one of my good…

Learner Series #1

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The Learner Series will highlight players that have made significant rating progress over the past few years. The first guest in the series, Jesse, is a good friend of mine…