the chessfeels podcast

JJ Lang, Julia Rios

Are you tired of keeping your chess books by your bedside table, next to your feelings journal? If so, we would recommend moving some of your study material to Chessable, whose interactive approach to learning is designed to reinforce ideas that would be otherwise easy to gloss over. This is why we especially recommend courses on strategy and endgames, which become much easier to learn when we treat them as drills. Here’s a small selection of courses we like, from courses JJ uses in their lessons with beginner students (common chess patterns, master your chess, CPR center) to courses Julia and JJ are each working on now. 

Our selected courses

Chess Structures – A Grandmaster Guide

GM Mauricio Flores Rios & Quality Chess

The Golden Streak: Ding Liren’s Tactics & Strategy in 100 Unbeaten Games


Small Steps To Giant Improvement

GM Sam Shankland & Quality Chess

Master Your Chess with Judit Polgar – Part 1

GM Judit Polgar & IM Andras Toth

Common Chess Patterns


100 Endgames You Must Know

New in Chess & GM de la Villa and presented by IM John Bartholomew

Chess Principles Reloaded – Center

IM Andras Toth

Lifetime Repertoires: Classical Sicilian

GM Sam Shankland

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