PC Arena 3.5 - A FREE chess program for Windows


How to Play Chess (chess.com)


Algebraic Chess Notation (Wikipedia)


FEN Notation (WikipediA)


Polgar Puzzles

Adapted from László Polgár's "Chess: 5334 Problems..."


16 Quizzes - 306 Polgar Mate-in-one Puzzles

These quizzes will:

   1) improve your end game,

   2) help you learn to think more analytically, and

   3) teach you algebraic notation.



   Quiz [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]


Chess Openings

Good Starts and Bad Starts


Seven Good (Best?) Chess Openings

Learn How Experienced Chess Players Start Their Games


Hotchkiss Practice Endings

Download the PGN file above, and use Arena to play against the computer. Improve your playing skills with these practice endgames.


Jerry's Academic Chess Rank Database

Email me for further details re. access to this free academic chess ranking database for school chess clubs.


Additional Chess Resources

Resources for the academic chess community