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London Chess Classic 2011 – FINAL REPORT

Posted on December 13, 2011 by William in Tournament Updates
The 3rd London Chess Classic was a great event, using the Sophia rules to entice many of the world´s best chess players to play all-out for the win in every round. Vladimir Kramnik won the event by mixing strong preparation with creative attacks and impeccable technique. Kramnik did not lose a game throughout all 8 rounds, and sealed his victory with a last round draw against Levon Aronian in a fairly boring line of the […]


Last Bughouse Video Ever! – Bughouse #23

Posted on December 12, 2011 by Kazim in All Articles w/ Videos
This is our TWENTY-THIRD and last of many live bughouse videos we’ll be releasing. Bughouse is controversial amongst the chess community but like all things, a little bit of moderation is key, and I don’t think it hurts your chess game. More importantly I think it gets kids into chess, teaches you about positional play and teamwork as well. I’m releasing these videos for fun and hope you all enjoy them. My friend Kazim Gulamali […]

I’m a Celebrity chess player … Get me out of here!?
Posted on December 12, 2011 by chesscreator in All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles, Tournament Updates
In this article, we consider an unusual cocktail of tennis, chess, and celebrity sparkle. In today’s 24/7 media driven world, it’s almost impossible to turn on the television without seeing some sort of Celebrity based reality show. In the US and UK, for instance, there’s Celebrity Apprentice, Dancing with the Stars, I’m a Celebrity … Get me out of here!, Strictly Come Dancing, Celebrity Big Brother, Celebrity Master Chef, and numerous others. As individuals, it […]

Massive $1,000 Prize “Amateur Brilliancy” Prize Giveaway!
Posted on December 11, 2011 by William in Non-Chess related
Hello dear fans. I have some EXTREMELY exciting news. I am going to be doing a HUGE contest this month It’s been a wild trip this last year, starting up this business and doing over 175 videos in English and over 50 in Spanish. As I’ve brought on more students I’ve also noticed my own skills improving a lot as well. I can’t believe that in just 10 months I’ve managed to create a website that […]

4 War Principles You Should Stick to in Chess
Posted on December 10, 2011 by iPlayooChess in Beginner’s Corner, General Chess Articles, Strategy & Game Review
The rules of strategy remain unchanged. It’s just the ways of fighting and the armament that have gone transformation. The warfare principles, as fundamental truths of military art, have stood the test of time. The same principles apply to chess. Let’s take a look. Mass and Assault ratio Commanders have always wanted to have the advantage of numbers. Mass, or the greatest possible concentration of forces at the decisive point is Clausewitz’s main principle of […]

Posted on December 9, 2011 by Laura in General Chess Articles
My husband and I met through chess in Los Angeles back in 1992 and fell madly in love at a tournament. We had both achieved the coveted level of “expert” with the United States Chess Federation and were running different chess magazines locally. Chess has always been a part of our lives. Fast forward twenty years – we have three young children. Four years ago I wondered if I could teach my son to play. He […]


London Chess Classic 2011: Half-Time Report

Posted on December 8, 2011 by William in All Articles w/ Videos, Tournament Updates The 2011 London Chess Classic is producing the highest amount of decisive games among super-grandmasters than has been seen in a long time. The Sofia Rules are working better than imagined (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 for a loss) – forcing the best chess players in the world to take more risks in light of the bigger incentive for winning. While Magnus Carlsen (2826 FIDE) at the top of […]

GM Ron W. Henley Joins OnlineChessLessons.NET!

Posted on December 7, 2011 by William in All Articles w/ Videos, Classic Games (Pre 2010), General Chess Articles, Strategy & Game Review
It is with the utmost delight that I introduce International Grandmaster Ron W. Henley as the newest addition to the OnlineChessLessons.NET team. Ron’s distinguished experience on and off the board makes him a truly invaluable asset to our mission to promote chess to all corners of the globe. GM Ron W. Henley Joins the OnlineChessLessons.NET Team! Ron W. Henley has been a leading International Grandmaster for the past 30 years, with a very diversified background […]

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