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  • NEW: Chess Informant 121 Midnight Sun

    Chess Informant 121 Midnight SunPaperback, 348 pagesProduct page (book/CD) WONDERFUL OLYMPIAD Just as chess fans all over the world were excited by the goings-on at the recent Chess Olympics, so were the staff at Chess Informant excited at... | Read More

  • The 10 Best Chess Cities in the World

    The game of chess has a storied history dating back to about 600 AD, with many momentous events in those 1500 years.  About half a billion people today play chess worldwide, and the game has been adopted by cultures in every continent ... | Read More

  • Chess in the Vieux Carré

         The Vieux Carré  or French Quarter, cradled in the crescent of the Mississippi River, was the original site of La Nouvelle-Orléans.  Although during the 19th century New Orleans expanded and become more Americanized eroding th... | Read More

  • Will Hope Be Krushed at Death Match 26?

    For just the second time, Chess.com's Death Match will feature two ladies. GM Nadezhda Kosintseva will take on GM Irina Krush in Death Match 26 on Saturday, July 26 at 12 p.m. Eastern (GMT -5), 9 a.m. Pacific. The event will be live on Chess.com... | Read More

  • Hungarian over the board chess tournaments 2014 Aug...December

    Respected Chessfriend, Pls tell your GM-IM norm seeker pupils and chessfriends in your country, from 2nd - until 12th August FIRST SATURDAY we have GM and IM tournament in Budapest. We have some vacancies yet. The next tournaments: 1. 10th-16th... | Read More

  • 17 Hand Positions Every Tournament Chess Player Must Know

    When you play chess online, it doesn't really matter what you do with your hands. But when you play chess at a tournament, sitting across the board from a real human opponent for up to seven hours each game, you MUST master the 17 key hand positio... | Read More

  • Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4). Basic Opening Theory.

         The Sokolsky Opening 1. b4 (also known as the Polish opening, Polish Attack, Orangutan) relates to the closed openings and is considered an irregular opening. It ranks ninth in popularity and is seldom played in top-level games and officia... | Read More

  • The Kolisch Supplement

         Recently, IM Jeremy Silman contributed an article featuring the talent of Ignatz Kolisch, one of the strongest, if not the strongest, player during the 1860s.       Mr. Silman's article, Kolisch: Unknown Tactical Monster, demonstra... | Read More

  • 2014 Bill Wright Saint Louis Open

    The 2014 Bill Wright Saint Louis Open, held April 11-13, 2014, was a typical boring weekend swiss, where the one GM, me, was certain to take first place over a few select "experts" in a tournament with small prizes. Oh wait, that's not right at al... | Read More

  • Chess and Music

    Hello, and welcome to my first article for chess.com.  Given that I'm not a professional chess player (far from it) and that my actual occupation is in music it was easy to decide upon the subject of music and chess, especially as there's been so... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #29 - J'adoube and J'adouble

    Professor: Hello, class. It’s good to see the gang’s all here for another session. Zephyr: Professor, does that mean we should thank Caissa it’s Friday? Lucian: Weekend or not, I’m happy as long as I get to do some chess. Professo... | Read More

  • The Master's Bulletin, January 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Looking back one more time In the same week that this Bulletin appears, editor Peter Doggers is working from Wijk aan Zee, w... | Read More

  • Death Match 20 - A Family Affair

    For the first time in Death Match history, we may have to ask the wives to leave the room. American GM Yury Shulman and German GM Daniel Fridman are both married to titled chess players, but there won't be any consultation allowed during their mat... | Read More

  • The Famous Warsaw Café of Kiev

    (This article was written/translated from the original Russian by WilhelmThe2nd )      In its day, in its particular place, in its brief moment in time,  the Warsaw Café was a well-known establishment in Kiev.  Even the building itse... | Read More

  • Review: Lisa, Pump Up Your Rating, and other recent books

    It’s not easy to find time to read chess books when there’s a World Championship match going on at the same time. Still, chess publishers around the globe managed to reach me over the last few months, and I felt compelled to read some ... | Read More

  • The Embarrassing Endgame

    I call the endgame king+bishop+knight vs. a lonely king an 'embarrassing' endgame because I know too many cases where chess players left a chess board embarrassed. Indeed, just imagine how would you feel if you had a theoretically winning endgame,... | Read More

  • Rudolf Spielmann, the Lethal Gentleman!

    Rudolf Spielmann was born in Vienna on May 5, 1883, and he learned how to play chess at a very young age. Reti, in his classic book Masters of the Chessboard, said this: “He learned to play while still a boy and was exhibited in public as ... | Read More

  • Mouret

          During the first quarter of the 18th century when Deschapelles and Labourdonnais reigned supreme at the highest level of French chess, it's said that the next level was occupied by Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant, Hyacinthe Henr... | Read More

  • The Master's Bulletin October 2013

    DOWNLOADS: BULLETIN (PDF)  | PGN (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) In the Spotlight Kramnik Triumphs in Tromsø by Alex Yermolinsky Without losing a single game, Vladimir Kramnik won the World Cup ... | Read More

  • Saint-Amant

        Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint Amant     (also written:  Pierre Charles-Fournié de Saint-Amant)         After the death of La Bourdonnais, the mantle of     leading chess player of France fell upon the shoulders... | Read More