Why I Always Try To Be A Beginner

Why I Always Try To Be A Beginner

Meeting friends from school (or old chess) days is always an interesting experience. Some friends I can barely recognize because they matured, learned, and improved so much. Others have the exact same opinions, viewpoints and are stuck in life. But why do some seem to...
Why I Retire From Competitive Chess

Why I Retire From Competitive Chess

At the end of this year, I will retire from competitive Chess. I’m not only stopping to earn money by playing chess. I am also stopping to compete in chess tournaments. This means I will not be part of the Swiss National Team anymore. I’m not planning to...
Everyone Can Improve Their Chess

Everyone Can Improve Their Chess

While there is no one-fits-all approach to chess improvement, there is one thing everyone has in common: EVERYONE CAN IMPROVE THEIR CHESS. And it does not have to be that hard. The Rating Curve of one of my former Students The Story Of A Former Student If you look at...
How To Set Chess Goals And Achieve Them

How To Set Chess Goals And Achieve Them

I like to ask people what their goals are. It opens up interesting conversations. Some people actually do not set clear goals. If you are one of them, I would encourage you to do so. But be careful not to commit the same mistake everyone else does. What Not Why In a...