Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! http://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com ChessFit?In their book "The Plateau Effect" authors Bob Sullivan and Hugh Thompson investigate exactly what are the reasons for, well, the plateau effect. Any activiy could reach the dreaded "flat peak", where after initial improvement (that frequently fol...http://www.chess.com/blog/Twobit/chessfitMon, 03 Jun 2013 18:24:04 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Twobit/chessfitChess star- Movie starHere are some pics I found that show similarities between chess players and movie stars. Any more suggestions?                   Bronstein                                             ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Twobit/chess-star--movie-starSun, 11 Mar 2012 19:18:42 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Twobit/chess-star--movie-starThe Plateau of Self-ImprovementIs there such thing as chess skill self-improvement? If there is, what are the most effective ways of it? Books? Software? Playing on and on and on? A comprehensive study plan? Is self actually ever able to help self by following a program? Or, yo...http://www.chess.com/blog/Twobit/the-plateau-of-self-improvementTue, 21 Sep 2010 18:54:42 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Twobit/the-plateau-of-self-improvementPlease Reprint!There are some excellent chess books that are forgotten and/or out of print. These are usually the same ones you can barely find on the web and only at ridiculously high price. Now, at the dawn of universal digital format we may not wish for an ac...http://www.chess.com/blog/Twobit/please-reprintThu, 16 Sep 2010 18:50:52 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Twobit/please-reprintDuchamp's RiddleI was reading an article about Duchamp and he left this position behind (supposedly unsolvable or, a draw at most), also listed in the book of Beliavsky and Mikhalchishin "Winning Endgame Technique" 1995, Batsford. Is it really draw? What do you t...http://www.chess.com/blog/Twobit/duchamps-riddleSat, 04 Sep 2010 13:48:24 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Twobit/duchamps-riddleChess CurriculumWelcoming suggestions for a reasonable self-study chess curriculum: assuming it is for a working adult with say, maximum 1 hour a day for study, Sundays off (rating is 1300 -2000). Monday: Tactics training (book puzzles or Chess.com Tactics Trai...http://www.chess.com/blog/Twobit/chess-curriculumSat, 28 Aug 2010 15:48:33 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Twobit/chess-curriculumFusion Chess: Bullet Chess960So here is a question: how hard would it be to have a 1 minute Chess960 set up? No advantage for opening preparation, any memory, computer preparation or even any experience. A pure mental clock-speed fest? Would it be the ultimate leveling field? http://www.chess.com/blog/Twobit/fusion-chess-bullet-chess960Wed, 25 Aug 2010 16:30:47 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Twobit/fusion-chess-bullet-chess960The Chess Book That Helped ME to Improve the Most...I am just curious which book wins this vote? Everybody has at least ONE book that made the most impact on overall playing strength (some of us of course has a list); the one that suddenly raised the rating after years of stagnation. So, I am inte...http://www.chess.com/blog/Twobit/the-chess-book-that-helped-me-to-improve-the-mostSun, 22 Aug 2010 13:32:12 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Twobit/the-chess-book-that-helped-me-to-improve-the-mostGod's numberResearchers found that "God's Number" for Rubik's Cube (that is the minimum number of moves necessary to get to the solution from any of the possible starting combinations) is 20. Do you think that one day they will come to a number for chess? http://www.chess.com/blog/Twobit/gods-numberSat, 14 Aug 2010 16:02:34 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Twobit/gods-number