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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.


Simultaneous chess exhibition in Santa Croce Camerina (Ragusa)

I’m pleased to write this article about my Simultaneous chess exhibition in Santa Croce Camerina, played Saturday 30 April. I played 17 games and not without obstacles; I was able to win all my games. I’m thrilled to do this kind of event because I have the opportunity to know new chess realities and […]

Sicilian Champion 2017!

I played between 2-4 june the Sicilian Championship, I won this competition with 4,5 points in 5 games. I’m very happy! It’s also my second victory of this competition in 2 years, it means that I’m playing well with constancy!   I share with you my best game of the competition with comments against the […]

Greek Team Championship

Between 18-22 April I played the Aegean team chess championship in Antiparos, I played for the strong team of Rodi, for me it was a great pleasure and at end of the competitions we won and we got the qualification for the Master League. In the 5 days of play, we were very strong and […]

Minor pieces Endings

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

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

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