How To Chess

By Ben Johnson

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A Weekly, Rapid-Fire Chess Podcast Devoted to Helping You Improve Your Game. Hosted by Ben Johnson, brought to you by Chessable.com

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How To Chess 15- How to Choose a Chess Coach with IM Yuriy Krykun
16:22
IM Yuriy Krykun shares some tips for choosing and working with a chess coach. Check out Yuriy's Chessable courses here: https://www.chessable.com/author/YuriyKrykun/
Sep 24, 2021
How To Chess 14- GM Peter Svidler on How to be a Good "Practical Player"
16:48
The 8 time Russian Champion, commentator and Chessable Author, GM Peter Svidler joins the show! Check out Peter's Chessable Course here- https://www.chessable.com/lifetime-repertoires-peter-svidlers-grunfeld-part-1/course/63116/ (https://www.chessable.com/lifetime-repertoires-peter-svidlers-grunfeld-part-1/course/63116/) Follow Peter on Twitter here- https://twitter.com/polborta?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (https://twitter.com/polborta?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) Follow Ben on Twitter here- https://twitter.com/Bennyficial1 (https://twitter.com/Bennyficial1) Peter's US Chess School Lecture is Here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QumdJShD1QI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QumdJShD1QI)
Sep 17, 2021
How To Chess 13- How to Make an Award Winning Chessable Course
17:07
This week's guest, Alex Belsky (chessforlife on Chessable) is a Quantum Physics Ph.D. student, 2100 FIDE player, and prize winning Chessable course creator! Check out Alex Belsky's course of the year, The Best Chess Moves of All Time here: https://www.chessable.com/the-best-chess-moves-of-all-time/course/80952/ (https://www.chessable.com/the-best-chess-moves-of-all-time/course/80952/) Free preview of the course here: https://www.chessable.com/some-of-the-best-chess-moves-of-all-time/course/86225/ (https://www.chessable.com/some-of-the-best-chess-moves-of-all-time/course/86225/) UPDATE- SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 11- NOTE THAT THE FREE COURSE TRIVIA CONTEST ALREADY HAS A WINNER.
Sep 10, 2021
How To Chess 12- How to Improve Your Chess Away from the Board with Dr. Benjamin Portheault
14:54
This week's guest is Dr. Benjamin Portheault . Benji is a data scientist and performance coach who has worked with Super GMs to help them improve their performances. Benji shares some tips for ways we can improve our own games through better lifestyle and preparation habits. Follow Benji on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/benjiportheault?lang=en (https://twitter.com/benjiportheault?lang=en)
Sep 02, 2021
How to Chess 11- Lessons from a 2000 Day(!) Chessable Streak. Featuring Chessable Legend Christophe Thiéry
14:38
Christophe Thiéry is a programmer by day, and a chess loving Chessable Legend by night! Tune in to find out what he has learned from achieving a 2000 day Chessable streak! You can see Christoph's stalemate trick on move 53 of https://lichess.org/study/jM8j5Zl1/aqa0k1SH (this game). Here is the link to the variation where he learned the pattern: https://www.chessable.com/variation/353838/ (https://www.chessable.com/variation/353838/) it is from a famous Smyslov-Bernstein game.
Aug 26, 2021
How to Chess 10- How to use Data to Help Your Chess Game with FM Nate Solon
13:53
Visit howtochess.com and stay in touch with the show. Episodes every Thursday. Ben Johnson https://twitter.com/Bennyficial1 Nate https://zwischenzug.substack.com/ If you want to build your repertoire visit: www.chessable.com/free for hundreds of free starter repertoires
Aug 20, 2021
How to Chess 09- How To Review Grandmaster Games with GM Davorin Kuljasevic
13:53
Visit howtochess.com and stay in touch with the show. Episodes every Thursday. Ben Johnson https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqa1lfTUN3YmVuMU00ZXNLcEd6VUEwRWNiQUZsQXxBQ3Jtc0trbTNIREUwYU1hRURWRzZ5cHVwdWZyWXdJb3JOWnhjektxYl9tLTQtMmVzMW9lREcwRUpGc0RxdHAyUnpqZWdWRjhvYkE3ZmJ1Wm85bjg3Z19qV3ZrVnRyTUxNVVA2Tk1OS2VnOXY1cl8tY05vZ0IxQQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FBennyficial1 (https://twitter.com/Bennyficial1) Davorin https://www.chessable.com/beyond-material/course/71438/ (https://www.chessable.com/beyond-material/course/71438/) If you want to build your repertoire visit: www.chessable.com/free for hundreds of free starter repertoires
Aug 12, 2021
How to Chess 08- How to Return From a Chess Hiatus
13:24
Chess Twitch Streamer and Former British Girls Youth Champion, Cleomina, has returned to chess after a 14 year hiatus. She shares tips for how to retrain your chess brain and re-acclimate oneself to the chess world. Ben Johnson https://twitter.com/Bennyficial1 Cleomina https://twitter.com/cleominattv?lang=en Cleomina's Twitch Channel- https://t.co/BQQiRbqHtm?amp=1 If you want to build your repertoire visit: www.chessable.com/free for hundreds of free starter repertoires
Aug 05, 2021
How to Chess 07- How to Choose Your Opening Repertoire with IM Christof Sielecki
13:39
Ben Johnson https://twitter.com/Bennyficial1 Christof Sielecki https://twitter.com/chessexplained?lang=en If you want to build your repertoire visit: www.chessable.com/free for hundreds of free starter repertoires
Jul 29, 2021
How to Chess 06-How to Know When to Attack with the Ginger GM, Simon Williams
15:15
Popular YouTube presenter and attacker extraordinaire, GM Simon Williams shares some tips about when to attack and when not to attack in a game. Ben Johnson https://twitter.com/Bennyficial1 Simon Williams https://twitter.com/ginger_gm?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor If you want to build your repertoire visit: www.chessable.com/free for hundreds of free starter repertoires
Jul 22, 2021
How to Chess 05- The Right Way to Read Chess Books with IM Andras Toth
16:42
For this week's How to Chess we bring in a popular Chessable author to answer a crowdsourced question- IM Andras Toth shares tips for the proper way to read a chess book (or course!). He touches on what types of books are best for chess improvement, whether one should review the material, and even offers a few specific book recommendations. For more from Andras, be sure to check out his awesome Chessable courses! Ben Johnson https://twitter.com/Bennyficial1 Andras Toth https://twitter.com/chesscoachandra If you want to build your repertoire visit: www.chessable.com/free for hundreds of free starter repertoires
Jul 15, 2021
How to Chess 04- What to Expect when Attending a Chess Tournament- with Adult Improver Neal Bruce
13:02
This week on How to Chess, we are joined by software startup executive and Adult Improver Extraordinaire, Neal Bruce. With so many chess enthusiasts trying out or returning to competitive tournament chess, it is great to get some advice from  about things to keep in mind when competing in a chess tournament. Chess tournaments are a unique world, with their own set of written and unwritten rules, so it was great to get the insights of someone who played his first chess tournament at age 40! Visit howtochess.com and stay in touch with the show. Episodes every Thursday. Ben Johnson https://twitter.com/Bennyficial1 Neal Bruce https://twitter.com/NealBruceBC If you want to build your repertoire visit: www.chessable.com/free for hundreds of free starter repertoires
Jul 08, 2021
How to Chess 03- Getting Past a Rating Plateau- with Adult Improver Braden Laughlin
13:12
Visit howtochess.com and stay in touch with the show. Episodes every Thursday. Ben Johnson https://twitter.com/Bennyficial1 Braden Laughlin https://twitter.com/Braden_Laughlin If you want to build your repertoire visit: www.chessable.com/free for hundreds of free starter repertoires
Jul 01, 2021
How to Chess 02- How To Choose An Opening with YouTuber Hanging Pawns
12:59
Check out Hanging Pawns on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkJdvwRC-oGPhRHW_XPNokg (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkJdvwRC-oGPhRHW_XPNokg) If you want to build your repertoire visit: www.chessable.com/free for hundreds of free starter repertoires Do you have a comment or chess improvement question you'd like answered on the show? Email HowtoChess at Chessable.com
Jun 24, 2021
How to Chess 01- GM Eugene Perelshteyn on How to Limit Blunders in Chess
13:00
Welcome to the How to the Chess Podcast! To see more of GM Eugene Perelshteyn's content , go to ChessOpeningsExplained.com Do you have a comment or a chess improvement question you'd like answered on the show? Email HowtoChess at Chessable.com
Jun 18, 2021