As my first blog, I figured I would take the time to put down some of my favorite links to useful FREE chess websites. They are in no particular order:
Predator at the Chess Board - Great free tactics ebook that you dont even have to download!
Exeter Chess Club Lessons - Tons of free lessons for all levels of play, sorted by rating.
Dan Heisman's Chess Cafe Links - An archive of all of Dan Heisman's ChessCafe articles.
DB Books - Chessbase and PGN file downloads containing the games from tons of chess books. Makes it much faster to go over the games inside books. *You have to email the webmaster to get the password to the archive files.
Chess Collections From Books - Just like DB books. Not as many as DB Books, but no password needed.
Chessgames.com - Free Online Database with TONS of GM Games.
Chess Opening Explorer - Free Opening Database from chessgames.com
Shredder Endgame Database - A free endgame database for endgames with 6 or less pieces.
How do get to 1900 - Free Chess lessons sorted by rating, designed to get you to 1900 elo.
Chess.com - THE online Chess Community