Daniel, a seasoned chess player and writer from the United States, has over a decade of playing experience and more than 5 years of teaching experience.

Formerly a member of the US Chess Composition team, he has made significant contributions to the chess community, notably establishing programs to teach chess in underserved schools in the Southwest.

Chess Articles by Daniel

Endgame Manual for Beginners with GM Marian Petrov [TCW Academy]

Introducing: “Endgame Manual for Beginners” by GM Marian Petrov. Chess endgames might seem scary, but with the guidance of Grandmaster Marian Petrov, they become an exciting realm of possibilities. This 3-part video course is specially designed to guide beginners through the crucial moments when games are decided.

Chess Openings for Beginners with GM Marian Petrov [TCW Academy]

Chess Openings for BeginnersLet GM Marian Petrov guide you through this initial phase with his new course, “Chess Openings for Beginners,” and quickly gain confidence in every new game you play!

Endgame Manual for Advanced Players with GM Marian Petrov [TCW Academy]

Endgame Manual for Advanced PlayersYou’ve been at it for hours. The initial strategies have played out, and many pieces have been exchanged.

Endgame Manual for Intermediate Players with GM Marian Petrov [TCW Academy]

Endgame Manual for Intermediate PlayersEver found yourself nearing the end of an intense chess match with victory within reach but just out of grasp?

15 Fastest Chess Checkmates

Ready to dive into the best chess tricks to win fast? Are you wondering how to beat someone in chess in just a few moves? Whether you’re a seasoned player or just starting out in the realm of this fascinating game, the prospect of delivering a swift, decisive victory has a certain appeal. And what […]

10 Best Chess Books for Beginners

top 10 best chess books for beginnersFor centuries, from the hushed corners of ancient India to the digital screens of the modern world, the game of chess has been a perpetual source of fascination. This timeless strategy game has captured the minds of millions and has produced legends like Bobby Fischer, world chess champions who have shaped the way we play […]

15 Best Chess Opening Traps and Tricks

15 best opening traps and tricksHave you ever felt outsmarted in your chess game? Don’t sweat it; we’ve all been there. Welcome to the exciting world of chess opening traps and tricks! This article aims to equip you with some of the best chess tricks and easy chess traps that will have your opponent biting the bait in no time. […]

Rules of Chess: The Complete Guide for New Players

rules of chessWant to learn the Rules of Chess? Now you can master the chess rules in less than 20 minutes! You’ll learn how pieces move, how to set up a chessboard, what’s your pieces worth, how to castle, what’s promotion, what’s “en passant”, how to start the game, and much more! If you are beginning your […]

Minor Piece Mastery with IM Vangjel Buli [TCW Academy]

minor piece masteryDo you struggle in middlegame/endgame play? Have you ever wished you could convert your advantages more seamlessly in your games? If so, have you considered engaging in the middlegame and minor-piece endgame study? We at TheChessWorld.com want to introduce you to Minor Piece Mastery. This 3-hour course will show you how to recognize good and […]

10 Top Scoring Chess Openings for White and Black

Chess Openings: If you are a current club chess player I have 3 questions for you… Have you been struggling to find an opening that suits you and your playing style? Has it become harder to get into winning positions with your current opening repertoire? Has playing the same opening resulted in boring, predictable middlegames? […]
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