Like many other titled chess players, I have had the opportunity to be a long-term coach for many young chess talents. Shaping a new generation of players is an honor and an important responsibility. Hence, I am often searching for ways to communicate complex ideas in the simplest possible form. My views are certainly influenced by my academic background. I recently completed my Ph.D. in applied mathematics, and I have spent the last five years teaching college mathematics, reading scientific papers and conducting my own academic research. Given my experiences outside the chess world, I have always felt that our beloved sport lacks the scientific approach that other disciplines have. In mathematics, there is a clearly delineated sequence of topics that should be covered, and every student is expected to learn these topics before …

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