Effective Training
November 17, 2015
COMMENTS 8

In what way can chess training help you?

Recently, I came across some very interesting news and I’m very happy to share it with you: Spanish schools have introduced chess class to boost maths learning for their students. (more…)

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • November 10, 2015
    COMMENTS 1

    Evaluation of a position – Part-2

    This is the second part of the lesson “How to evaluate a position in chess?” by GM Petr Velicka. To write this lesson, Velicka was inspired by his two games from the summer open tournament in Ikaria. (more…)

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • Category: Chess Middlegame
    November 6, 2015
    COMMENTS 8

    How to evaluate a position in chess?

    Today, I’d like to share with you a very interesting article on the topic “How to evaluate a position in chess?”. To be more precise, how does one say if a position is equal or a draw? Or are these terms the same? This lesson is prepared by GM Petr Velicka. (more…)

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • Category: Chess Middlegame
    November 3, 2015
    COMMENTS 2

    A 75-year-old chess teacher who fought off knife-wielding attacker during class

    Today, I’d like to share with you an amazing story which involved a chess teacher. I just found it very emotional and inspirational, and I felt obliged to mention this honourable person who teaches our beloved game.   James Vernon, 75, an Army veteran, fought off a knife-wielding man who tried to attack a group of children in a library in Morton, Illinois, United States. Vernon was te

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
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