Hey Everyone. I am FM Nikhil Dixit from India. I have been running this website for the last few years and for the last few months, I was planning to create a full resources page. Finally, it’s LIVE.
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You will find what I have personally used and helped me to get a FIDE Master title and 2300+ FIDE Rating. Also, you will find a list of chess coaches whom I personally know very well.
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Book Recommendations (No Trash Talks)
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Chess Calendars to Get Tournament Details
1- FIDE Calendar – Official World Chess Federation Calendar. They update most of the chess tournaments from all over the world.
2- AICF Calendar – The best and official Indian Chess Federation Calender to follow all the upcoming events happening in India.
3- USCF Calendar – Official United States Chess Federation calendar to follow the upcoming events
4- ChessMix Calendar – I think this is the only paid calendar service available on the Internet. They charge $35 per year to access the calendar. I am using this to follow international events with the FIDE Calendar. Useful if you are from Europe or aiming to play tournaments in Europe.
5- CCA Calendar – Continental Chess Association is a US-based association. You will find many US-based tournaments here.
Live Chess Broadcasting websites (To see live chess games)
1- Lichess Broadcast – You will find most of the tournaments here. I have seen that sometimes they start showing events after a few rounds.
2- Chess.com events – Chess.com is the world’s largest chess website. Although lichess broadcast wins here. They have a much better and simpler UI UX to see the games. But you will find all official chess tournaments organized by chess.com.
3- Chess24 App – You can find almost all tournaments on the chess24 app. Download it from the Play Store or from the Apple Store
4- Follow Chess – Follow Chess is a website as well as an app to follow all chess games live. A few years ago they were top of the list regarding broadcasting. Now we see very few live events on Follow Chess. This app is useful for seeing Indian events.
Best Youtube Channels
1- Chessbase India – The Chessbase India channel was started by IM Sagar Shah. You can find various chess interviews and beginner content.
2- Chess(dot)com – Chess.com hosts multiple events every year where all top players play. They do live streams on there channel.
3- GothamChess – IM Levy Rozman is currently the most famous chess streamer and chess on YouTube. He posts game analysis videos.
4- GMHikaru – GM Hikaru Nakamura, is only a 2700+ chess player who is an active YouTuber. He is also play various chess events throughout the year and publishes the analysis on their own openings.
5- Agadmator Chess Channel – I particularly like the agadmator classical game series where he analyzed a lot of master classic chess games.
6 – Vidit Gujrathi – If you are from India, I am sure that you already know Vidit. He is a 2700+ chess Grandmaster. He was active on his channel in lockdown and currently, he posts very few videos (close to no videos). But his vlogs are quite interesting. If you understand the Hindi language, do check his vlogs.
7- Killer Chess Training – Killer Chess Training is an online chess website that provides a membership. They have a youtube channel and I feel it’s a very underrated channel. They post an analysis of various positions.
8 – Hanging Pawns – Stephan is a 2000 FIDE-rated chess player. I have recommended his YouTube channel to my students. You can watch his opening videos to get an understanding of a particular opening.
Chess News Sites
Following are some of the best websites to follow the latest news and updates
1- Chessbase – A best news portal that covers almost all news.
2- Chessbase India – India-specific chess news
3- FIDE Blog – Updates about official events and major updates regarding World Chess Federation
4- Chess(dot)com News Page – Updates about important offline and online events, players’ info, dramas, etc.
I am going to add a lot more resources in the upcoming days. Stay tuned for the following updates.