Summer vacation is coming, and we hope that you will have a lot of free time to do what you enjoy. To celebrate the end of the school year we decided to grant free access to everyone to our very popular short lessons by GM Jozsef Pinter. Sign up for free to LearningChess and try the interactive grandmaster lessons now.
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The new LearningChess Tactics Trainer was introduced in 2016. Our goal was to create a puzzle system with special didactic features that you cannot find in any other online chess learning site.
We are making our Tactics Trainer widely available by offering unlimited mixed puzzles to all chess fans for free.
Now, at the request of our users, we would like to explain what makes our Tactics Trainer unique in the world.
The Internet has changed the way people learn and play chess. Grandmasters used to prepare against each other by requesting score sheets to be sent using snail mail and now we have free databases with millions of games available to us at any time. Chess engines have completely changed the way we analyse games and finding guides and books online is easier than ever. With so many resources available there is also an overload of possibilities and it’s often hard to find the right ones for oneself.
After the publication of the six volumes of my endings book series, the 7-piece endgames database of the Lomonosov University became available. This is basically a program which determines if the position leads to a draw or can be won by either side – with 100% certainty. Some examples taken in my previous books have been proven wrong, that is why I have decided to write this book in which I deal with and analyze the most well-known 7- piece positions, paying particular attention to rook endgames as they occur very often in tournament games. I have tried to select and examine a few examples for each type of endgame and by doing so I hope I will be able to help my readers to gain insight into the mysteries of endgames.
GM Jozsef Pinter, Author and Head coach at LearningChess
Do you know what the young Magnus Carlsen, Hou Yifan, Fabio Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura had in common? All of these chess prodigies fought for the GM norms in the famous ‘First Saturday’ chess tournaments. Let’s see some unique photos and results from the First Saturday tournament archive.