The 16th annual Holly Heisman Memorial Fundraiser chess tournament will again be on the Sunday before Labor Day (Sep 2), but this time it will be at a new location: Esperanza Academy Charter School, 301 W. Hunting Park Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19140. For more information or entry, see https://www.mindseyepress.com/. If you can't attend but would like to make a donation to the Holly Heisman Memorial Fund to help women in need, please visit https://www.danheisman.com/donations.html ("Fund 2" at the bottom of the page). This event has raised about $20,000 for women in need since its inception.
So far I have left my "off" day as Tuesday.
As for questions, I am always glad to answer questions from anyone. If you have a question that can be answered in a very short email, you can email me the question. Otherwise, I much prefer a conversation than writing a long email, so you can either phone me or call me on skype. This contact information is always at the top of my web pages!
I think I will be changing my off day from Tuesday to Thursday. Let me know if you have any pros or cons about that...Thanks!
Hi! I got a web message via this site from Tom, who listed his email address as email@example.com. But when I tried to reply, it twice said that was an illegal email address. So Tom, if you see this, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can reply. Thanks!
Starting this previous week, my ICC videos have changed in format from game-based to puzzle-based. All my puzzle videos can be found at Puzzle Videos.
Congratulations to student Adam Serota, who was ranked ~16th, but came in T-2nd at the 2016 National K-12 Championships, 8th Grade Section http://www.uschess.org/results/2016/k12/?page=STANDINGS&xsection=8 …
In case you are not aware, for the past several years I have been tweeting my "Chess Tip of the Day" Follow me on Twitter @danheisman (https://twitter.com/danheisman)
I am happy to announce that my 12th chess book, "Is Your Move Safe?" has won the 2016 Chess Journalists of America award for "Best Book: Instruction" You can see the award and all the winners at http://www.chessjournalism.org/2016entries/AwardsRecipients.htm
Dan Heisman is a USCF Master, full-time instructor, and author of 12 chess books