PRODUCT OF THE WEEK – Beginner to Winner in 2 Months

Product of the Week – Beginner to Winner by International Master Michael Basman

Mike Basman’s YouTube Chess Lessons

Many of you are now aware that on Wednesday afternoons, between 1pm-2pm (in UK) Mike Basman now livestreams a chess lesson onto our Twitch account. On Wednesday afternoons these livestreams are uploaded to our YouTube account. You can watch our most recent livestream below: In the first half of each livestream (approximately half an hour)Continue reading “Mike Basman’s YouTube Chess Lessons”

Mike Basman now on Twitch!

Introducing Mike Basman on Twitch and Youtube!

Understanding Descriptive Notation

Gone but not forgotten – a chess article by IM Michael Basman on understanding descriptive notation as opposed to algebraic notation. Illustrations, and an example game show how to use and read descriptive notation with ease.

A Deadly Opening Trap from Black!

Mike Basman and Chess Ambassadors produced this video about the ‘Oh My God’ Chess Trap (that’s the real name!). Have a look at the video to see what happens!

Understanding Algebraic Notation (Modern Chess Recording)

How to record your chess moves in algebraic notation. A thorough walk-through with quizzes to help you test your knowledge, written by Olivia Smithies for Mike Basman Chess.

Chess Notation: cheat sheet!

Cheat sheet – how to record your chess moves using algebraic notation. Perfect if you’re new to recording your moves, want to double check a rule, or need some help deciphering your chess book. Article written by Olivia Smithies.