Welcome! My name is Bob Bishoen, and my aim for this year (2018) is to reach the chessmaster level (2200+). As of January 1st, my Fide rating is 1873, which means I have to gain more than 300 points in 365 days. While that might be too much too ask for, I will give it everything I have and then some!

Meanwhile, I will try to show you what this route looks like. Are you curious to see the differences between 1400-1500, 1800-1900, and 2200-2300 rated players? Subscribe to my Youtube channel and you will receive the insights I’ll pick up this year. You can also subscribe to this site and receive regular updates.

Along the way I will be answering a lot of questions that are connected to these differences and my learning curve. For instance, what is a good way to learn chess if you do not have a lot to time available? How do I make plans in any given position? Should I study the opening or the endgame instead? These and other questions my students as well as other avid chess players have, will be part of my 2018-journey. So stay tuned!



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