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Chess is a narrow way.  I leave all pleasure behind.  It is a time without pleasure, yes.

--Jan Timman, Dutch Grandmaster


    • What happened to Chess.com Email?

      Has chess.com email gone away or been compromised by Heartbleed? When I click on email now all I get is a help screen. | Read More

      • qixel
      • | Apr 15, 2014
      • | 119 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Chess happens

      I play so much chess on flat screens that an actual three-dimensional chess set is beginning to seem strangely surreal and unintelligible. | Read More

      • qixel
      • | Apr 3, 2014
      • | 258 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Chess happens

      Sometimes when I'm playing chess, I feel like I've seen it all before.  Then I realize I haven't. | Read More

      • qixel
      • | Apr 2, 2014
      • | 231 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Chess happens

      There is only one game, and its name is Chess. And there is only one thing we say to Chess: "Today." | Read More

      • qixel
      • | Mar 10, 2014
      • | 463 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Chess happens

      Had too much to drink at Christmas.  Having difficulty telling the difference between Jack Nicholson and Jack Nicklaus, and between Karpov and Kasparov. | Read More

      • qixel
      • | Dec 25, 2013
      • | 775 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Chess happens

      I woke up next to my chess set. That is like waking up next to a bottle of bourbon. | Read More

      • qixel
      • | Dec 19, 2013
      • | 444 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Chess happens

      I only feel as good as my last chess victory. | Read More

      • qixel
      • | Dec 8, 2013
      • | 532 views
      • | 8 comments
    • Chess happens

      I could have made the world a better place today, but I played chess instead. | Read More

      • qixel
      • | Dec 4, 2013
      • | 479 views
      • | 7 comments
    • Chess happens

      When are we getting chess.com gift cards at Target? | Read More

      • qixel
      • | Nov 29, 2013
      • | 462 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Chess happens

      Yes, me playing chess makes about as much sense as Kim Kardashian selling a clothing line at Sears. | Read More

      • qixel
      • | Nov 26, 2013
      • | 409 views
      • | 2 comments