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  • Today, February 18th, 2019

  • Chess Chat: Q&A with Evan Rabin, CEO of Premier Chess (Chess Musings)

    Evan Rabin was born and raised in New York. He graduated from Brandeis University Cum Laude with a BA in Business and International Global Studies in 2012. He founded Premier Chess, which currently offers programs in 44 schools and companies. How old were you when you first learned how to play...

  • Saturday, February 16th, 2019

  • Fremont Scholastic Chess Championship 2019 (Chess Musings)

    The Learning Bee, US Chess Mates & the Torres Chess and Music Academy, Inc. Present: The Fremont Scholastic Chess Championship! March 16 & 17, 2019 Where: Learning Bee Learning Center, 39977 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539 What: Scholastic (K-12) 5 Round Swiss, Kindergarten (G...

  • Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

  • Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 36 (Chess Musings)

    White to move and mate in 4 (Фомичёв, Евгений Васильевич & Феоктистов, Александр Фёдорович, Melnichenko MT 2009). Advertisements

  • Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

  • Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

  • Vladimir Kramnik’s Career in Chess (Chess Musings)

    On the occasion of Vladimir Kramnik’s retirement from competitive chess, I present a retrospective review of past articles on Kramnik featured on this blog. Enjoy…   Tromso Chess Olympiad Round 5: Kramnik vs Topalov August 7, 2014: Thus far, the  41st Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway...

  • Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

  • Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 35 (Chess Musings)

    White to move and mate in two (R. Alan, 1895). Advertisements

  • Monday, January 21st, 2019

  • So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened… 17 (Chess Musings)

    My opponent just captured my rook on e8 with his knight. Black to move and mate in 2. Advertisements

  • Thursday, January 17th, 2019

  • Fremont Chess Quads this Saturday (1/19/19) (Chess Musings)

    Rated Scholastic Chess Tournament Saturday, January 19th 2019 11:00 am – 3:00 pm @ Learning Bee Learning Center in Fremont $25 entry fee Trophies are awarded to top player in each quad. All other players will receive pins for participating. USCF Rated QUAD Format: All players must be USCF...

  • Sunday, January 13th, 2019

  • A Friendly Rivalry: Eric Schiller VS Emory Tate (Chess Musings)

      There’s an ancient Hebrew proverb that goes something like, “The Rivalry of scholars advances wisdom.” And such was the case of the rivalry between Eric Schiller and Emory Tate. So it was a very special occasion at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp when when Eric Schiller did a two-hour lesson...

  • Monday, December 31st, 2018

  • Remembering Eric Schiller (1955-2018) (Chess Musings)

      In 2018 I lost a good friend and excellent coach, Eric Schiller. Eric was a true gentleman and scholar who during his journey through life acquired a PhD in Linguistics and FIDE Master title in chess. Most will probably remember Eric as the most prolific chess author in history (he wrote...

  • Saturday, December 29th, 2018

  • #Chess Position Worth Sharing 109 (Chess Musings)

    White to move and mate in 6. (Gad Rechlis – Sergei Lobanov, FIDE World Rapid Championship, St Petersburg, 12/28/2018) Advertisements

  • #Chess Position Worth Sharing 108 (Chess Musings)

    GM Dmitry Andreiken plays the most beautiful game ending combination of 2018 right before the new year starts! Can you spot black’s brilliant continuation? Black to move and mate in 6! (GM Peter Svidler – GM Dmitry Andreikin, FIDE World Rapid Championship, St Petersburg, 12/27/2018)...

  • Friday, December 21st, 2018

  • #Chess Position Worth Sharing 107 (Chess Musings)

    White to move and win (Aron Nimzowitsch, My System 1925.) Advertisements

  • Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

  • Possibly the Coolest Chess Camp Ever! (Chess Musings)

    The Fremont Winter Chess Camp Returns December 26-28 and January 2-4 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Only $150 for one three day camp! Each camp will feature: *One full day of top-secret opening traps and zaps! *One full day devoted to the most important middle game strategies and tactics. *One full day...

  • Monday, December 17th, 2018

  • #Chess Position Worth Sharing 106 (Chess Musings)

    Hikaru Nakamura just defeated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to win the London Chess Classic. Can you spot Nakamura’s final move? White to move and win. Advertisements

  • Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

  • ‘Tis the Season for Chess in Fremont (Chess Musings)

    FREMONT, CALIFORNIA – 12/12/2018 ( It’s the Most Wonderful time of the year for young chess players in Fremont, California. has announced their winter schedule and it’s chock full of rated tournaments, holiday chess camps and fun chess classes that are...

  • Saturday, December 8th, 2018

  • Learning Chess The “Right Way” Has Never Been Easier! (Chess Musings)

    I am in a unique situation as a chess coach due to my proximity to Silicon Valley. The average parents of my chess students are highly skilled professionals, including Ph.D.s and college professors, doctors, attorneys, physicists , CEOs, and of course computer engineers. These parents tend to be...

  • Friday, December 7th, 2018

  • Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 34 (Chess Musings)

    White to move and mate in 2(Hyacinth Agnel, 1868). Advertisements

  • Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

  • Fremont Chess Quads (Chess Musings)

    Announcing the FremontChess.Com Fremont Chess Quads Dec. 15th The FremontChess.Com Fremont Chess Quads Organized/Sponsored by the Torres Chess and Music Academy, US Chess Mates and the Learning Bee Learning Center! We believe that chess tournaments should be fun, competitive, and educational. In...

  • Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

  • So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened… 16 (Chess Musings)

    What’s white’s best move? (Hint: It’s a mate in 2!) Advertisements

  • Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

  • Some Helpful Tips for Young #Chess Players (Chess Musings)

    It’s always a fun occasion to play with a handicap against my students. The game below was played at time odds(5 mintues – 1 minute) and I also spotted my opponent a rook. I present the game below with some practical advice for young attacking chess players. [Event “blitz at...

  • Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

  • Magnus Carlsen Silences His Critics (Chess Musings)

    The simplest way to silence your critics is to do what they claim you can’t do. They may mock your process loudly but never allow their words to cause you to take unnecessary risks. In light of this shocking draw offer from Magnus in a superior position with more time, I reconsider my evaluation...

  • Monday, November 26th, 2018

  • The Magnus Carlsen Doctrine (Chess Musings)

    There’s more to being the world champion in chess than playing great moves and controlling your nerves. After eleven successful draws against Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen chose to abandon his advantageous position in game 12 in favor of a draw offer. Why would the World Champion do so such a...

  • Saturday, September 1st, 2018

  • Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

  • #Chess Position Worth Sharing 105 (Chess Musings)

    I was playing a game with a student on the demo-board and we arrived at this position. Can you spot black’s winning combination? Advertisements

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