Liam Henry “How to Improve in Chess”

Chess lecture at Annex Chess Club – how to attain master level, step by step

Liam Henry, copyright 2008 by the photographer David Cohen

Liam Henry is a highly respected Toronto chess player. He is a Canadian master and a professional chess coach.

In his August 8 lecture at Annex Chess Club, Liam shared the steps of his own progress from 1300 (his first chess rating) to 2200 (master level). Liam described how players inevitably get stuck on rating plateaus, and often don’t study the right topics for their rating level. To address this situation, he made specific study suggestions aimed at helping players escape from their particular plateau and jump to the next rating level.

His notes, which he handed out at the lecture, contain general tips for improvement based on his own experience, and the most important topics (including recommended book lists) to study at each level of play. A copy of Liam’s lecture handout is available here.

Thank you, Liam, for a helpful and inspiring lecture.

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