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Hey there, my name is Alessadro Santagati. I'm the founder of the AS Chess School.

I consider chess a school of life, it’s a wonderful game that helped to improve my rational thinking. I started to play chess at 11 and I never stop it.


FM Alessandro Santagati Receives the Prestigious “Carrera Award”

Received with great pride the prestigious “Carrera Award,” reserved for the top Sicilian players for their achievements throughout the year, particularly for participating in the Italian Absolute Chess Championship. We retrace the path that led to this important recognition

My Journey at the Italian Chess Championship 2023

Today, I want to share with you the exciting journey I undertook at the Italian Chess Championship 2023, held in Brescia from November 28th to December 9th. In this tournament structured with a single round-robin format, I had the opportunity to challenge the best Italian players of the moment. Participating in the final was a […]

The Participation of FM Alessandro Santagati in the Simultaneous Exhibition at Villa Margherita in Ragusa

I am overwhelmed with emotions as I share with you my extraordinary experience of Friday, September 15th, when I had the opportunity to participate in an engaging chess simul at the charming Villa Margherita in the town of Ragusa. I can’t help but express my deep gratitude for the invitation extended by the Accademia Scacchi Ragusa, which meticulously organised this fascinating event.

Minor pieces Endings

When we talk about "minor pieces" we mean bishop and knight. I made a very interesting series about the knights ...

Hopton Attack

A very interesting way to play against the Dutch is the Hopton Attack, it's characterized by the move 2.Bg5 ...

Goring Accepted

The first four videos about the Goring Gambit Series talk about the "Accepted Variation", a very important player that played ...

How to study Openings

There is a big debate about the study of the opening. Study or not to study it? The truth lies somewhere in between, it’s obvious that it is necessary to know the opening strategy, but the deep and the mode to study it depends on many factors as level, age, style, etc.

Live tournaments

Practice it’s important, and more the quality of the practice. We can play chess at home with friends, online, in a chess club; these are all good ways to do the practice. But the best way is to play live tournaments; the competition will help you make bigger progress.

Analyze your games

In chess, practice is the key to success. But only if we learn from the practice! To learn from the practice, we must analyze our games; you can do it alone or using online tools. However, the best way to understand your mistakes is to hire a chess coach.

Online Coaching

Have guidance is another key way of success. With my experience, I help my students in which areas they have to work and show them the key mistakes to avoid. With online coaching, it’s straightforward to learn from your home, make a study plan, and review your lessons.