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    • So What?

      For the past week, the chess world has been abuzz with reports of GM Wesley So's involuntary forfeit at the recent US Chess Championships. For the non-chess readers of my blog, the short version of the story basically goes like this: So, the numbe... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Apr 18, 2015
    • Gashimov Memorial 2015 - Round 1

      Part Two of My Experiences with Cheating is postponed for after the Gashimov Memorial. Round 1 of the elite event saw two decisive games - read the full analysis here: http://www.alexcolovic.com/2015/04/gashimov-memorial-2015-round-1.html | Read More

    • Cheating in chess

      Just recently a GM was caught cheating in a tournament using a mobile phone which he hid in a lavatory.His opponent became suspiciuos because he is always going to the lavatory. He reported this to organizer who followed him secretly | Read More

      • Complain
      • | Apr 15, 2015
    • My Experience with Cheating - Part One

      Here is what I faced back in 2009 in the last round of the Sautron Open - http://www.alexcolovic.com/2015/04/my-experience-with-cheating-part-one.html | Read More

      • alexcolovic
      • | Apr 15, 2015
    • Aggressive 2.Bc4 player's, Fail against the Sicilian Defense Part 2

      Topic 3: I will show you how to play as black to get an advantage/punish your opponents when they play 2.Bc4 against you in the Sicilian. So far I have showed you 1 move that black does which ends up messing whites whole plan 2...e6. So now th... | Read More

    • Black Listing Players

      Hi all, thanks for stoping by. Just want to bring to your attention the amount of cheating going on this server. Cheats get caught on a regular basis and once they get caught, they make new accounts repeating the whole cycle again.  I'm here to ... | Read More

    • Black Listing Players

      I have played here long enough to know that we are surounded by chess app's and engine user's. I will be posting name's on who not to play. I have also come across some player's admiting to cheating on Chat. Please note, I have read other player's... | Read More

      • Iron_Man7
      • | Mar 31, 2015
    • cheats and fair play policy

      I have recently and in the past been the victim of cheaters when playing at chess.com. A friend was watching me play when the cheating was occuring and was able to be an eye witness to the cheating. Once it was so clear it stated that I lost by ch... | Read More

    • Beware the chess.com bottom feeder: jpeaceman

      It was a pretty good weekend for some chess, or so I thought.  Well, who am I kidding, it's always a good day for chess!  I noticed I had a few people on my friends list that were online at the time I logged on to chess.com.  Well, let's hit '... | Read More


      How often do you see a master cheat? Have you ever witnessed a player being banned right in front of your eyes?   I was just watching a live chess game and I witnessed something pecuilar on chess.com; AN FM WAS BANNED (cause: cheating) I think... | Read More

      • jakesabeast
      • | Feb 18, 2015
    • A special thanks to all my chess friends!

      I would like to say thank you to everyone who voted for my band.We will find out March 2nd who won.I just received an email that they are checking all the votes to make sure no cheating was going on.I just found out Mikell's Plot is #2 on www.rev... | Read More

      • micaman994
      • | Feb 17, 2015
    • The Road to FIDE 1800

      Once I learned that I could get an official FIDE rating by playing at my own convenience from the comfort of my own home I just had to sign up and try it for myself!. After uploading a copy of my passport and paying the requesite Euros, all that w... | Read More

      • Gitananda
      • | Feb 4, 2015
    • Game of Missed Opportunities

      My game against NM Samuel He. There were many opportunities that both of us missed. Congratulations for your victory Sam! | Read More

      • cpctc
      • | Jan 25, 2015
    • How to make online chess as much like otb as possible!

      Ever gotten tired of how little chess online is like otb? There is a solution! Try to make online chess as much like otb as you can. For those of you wondering otb means it means "over the board" and is refering to tournament chess. So here are 5 ... | Read More

      • CP6033
      • | Jan 14, 2015
    • Here is a combo I played that's near & dear to me

      Hello everyone, & happy New Years/holidays to all! I was going through some of my earliest games played here & re-visited a particular 15/0 live-standard game I played against a 1700+ opponent. This particular match holds some sentimental... | Read More

      • KB24_GOAT
      • | Jan 1, 2015
    • Top ArturUAs blog

      Hello, friends!In November, I learned about the possibility to make a blog on chesscom, and posted here are some thoughts that arise me by the board. Unfortunately, I do not have a lot of readers, and not all of my entries are causing a desire to ... | Read More

      • ArturUA
      • | Dec 30, 2014
      • | 1 comment
    • What per cent of people are playing honestly?

      It seems to me that there is a large number of people using this site who use chess engines or unfairly use something that causes an unfair time lag. And I am tired of people trying to explain the time lag. I see games all the time where one playe... | Read More

      • tolten
      • | Dec 21, 2014
    • Chess Code of Chivalry

      “The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.”  -Honore de Balzac “There is another side to chivalry.  If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control.” - Freda Adler   ... | Read More

      • zirtoc
      • | Dec 12, 2014
      • | 1 comment
    • New UPDATES / EDIT : Challenge Magnus Carlsen on Chess.com

      UPDATE / EDIT: Contest is over! See full list of those who qualified here, and look for FM Mike Klein's preview post in a couple days!  PRESS RELEASE -- Chess.com LLC has partnered with World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen and his company Play ... | Read More

    • Cheating

      I have had friends say they've been accused of cheating... That's not a problem, Regular players here on chess.com can't tell you in the chat "Hey, stop cheating" that in it's self is "cheating" throwing you off your rythem, just disable chat an... | Read More