17112 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Ye...And Russians can fly
The Soviet state took advantage of a Russian cultural heritage, they didn't invent it. Take a look at the great Russian chess players who learned to play before the 1917 revolution.
There were great russian players. There were great german players. American, spain and italian ones were also. Alekhine was a word champion, but he's the 4th.
I am talking about the difference, and I believe difference is simple - chess was pushed to the russian MASS culture. Pushed by Stalin, AFAIK.
We can fly! But only once and down from the roof :(
Vease, you're mistaken too... Tal wasn't a Latvian, he was a Jew, as a lot of Soviet era GMs. It was one of those (not so many) fields where they were not discriminated, and choose it to succeed.
He was Latvian and Jewish, I fail to see why these are mutually exclusive.
Ohhh! Nice to see my post surfaced again like some kinda message in a bottle !!
Judaism is a religion, not a nationality. You are correct otherwise though, maybe a better topic title is 'Why were so many great players Jewish?'
Lets Not Start Slinging Racial or Religious Pies Around.
The Jews were Good Because they Lived in that Area of Mother Russia, And Chess & Russia go Hand in Hand...
And Thats the End of it...
like another post said it was during the cold war where the russian goverment educated there players in chess,they thought it would show the rest of the world that intellegence was power,seemed like a load of properganda to me
How Lonnnnnnnng Untilllllllll V3???
by Ericcchess a few minutes ago
Kicked From Live Chess
by karinalisha a few minutes ago
A Becoming Problem
by blackrookwhiterook 3 minutes ago
10/24/2014 - Inevitably Trapped
by FredBatchelor 5 minutes ago
Is there a "best" way to memorize the names of each square?
by SilentKnighte5 10 minutes ago
by Hypercube1729 11 minutes ago
Live chess standard rating increased from 1772 to 2075 for no reason.
by Thunder_Penguin 16 minutes ago
Bugs On Chess.com
by drewharrisehz 18 minutes ago
Private Chess Discussion
by EscherehcsE 19 minutes ago
by Addicted-to-Chess97 25 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!