I've been playing chess for years and have also had experience teaching beginning to advanced students from around the world. As a trainer, my approach is to focus on all areas of the game, (the opening, middlegame and endgame phases) but with a special emphasis on positional planning. After all, anyone can decide to sit down and memorize some opening lines, but what will separate these players from the stronger ones is a solid foundation of positional chess knowledge. With this in mind, I created this site so that players of all skill levels can learn and improve efficiently at chess by reading my articles and applying what I teach to their own games. That said, have you ever read a chess post and been assaulted by various useless technical terms, bored to tears, and learned absolutely nothing? At some point, pretty much everyone has. In contrast to the aforementioned style of chess blogging, I try to use humor whenever possible and make my articles as fun to read and easy to understand as I can. Don't just take my word for it though, check out the site and improve your chess!