The best free sources for studying chess
(in random order)
Douglas Griffin blog
Douglas Griffin is a chess author and translator and his remarkable blog is dedicated to chess history. There is a huge number of annotated games from various players, mostly translated from Russian.
The only AI chess software that auto-explains the moves of a chess engine. The explanations reveal threats, attacking plans, tactical and strategic motifs. Free subscription provides 3 decodes per day.
Free membership contains unlimited tactics per day with over 80.000 problems from real games, and create opening repertoires with up to 20.000 positions. Also, engine analysis of all rated games played.
Chessable aims to make learning chess content as easy and efficient as possible. You can find a lot of free courses, using the filter at the left of the page. Also, search for the “Short & Sweet” series.
100% free chess tactics server, where you can solve chess puzzles at the speed of blitz chess. The puzzles on the site are from the Lichess tactics trainer and you can choose through different game modes.
The Chess Improver
One of the most comprehensive blogs with various articles from Nigel Davies and other writers. The articles will help you improve, covering openings, middlegames and endgames for all chess levels.
Search for the games in a 4 million database, that match a specific position. You can browse the entire database move by move with performance statistics. Also one of the most comprehensive ECO listing online.
Chess Puzzle Net
ChessPuzzle.net is an experiment in algorithmic discovery of chess puzzles. All positions are selected from real tournament games. The filter has also an option to select an opening variation.
Saint Louis Chess Club is probably the No1 chess club in the world. In their YouTube channel there are almost 1000 lectures for various levels (kids / beginner / intermediate / advanced).
Huge database of over 5 million games. Create your own personal databases. Search for games by ECO, players, position, endgame etc. Receive new games every week for your favourite openings.
Lichess is a complete free chess platform with computer analysis for all your games. You can also import a game to analyze it or use the database of 2 million games of 2200+ fide elo players.
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