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 Chess.com CensorshipI received an email asking why my blog was no longer listed on the blog page of chess.com, so I wrote to chess.com sometime in late Febuary of this year asking why my blog was no longer being posted along with other blogs on the blog page. I recei...http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/chesscom-censorshipMon, 18 Apr 2011 13:30:09 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/chesscom-censorshipAre Ben & Yasser Worthy?There has been much written on the internet concerning whether or not GMs Ben Finegold and Yasser Seirawan should be playing in the 2011 US Championship. There is an entry on the Boylston Chess Club weblog: Something Fishy at the 2011 US Chess Cha...http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/are-ben-amp-yasser-worthyWed, 13 Apr 2011 15:03:35 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/are-ben-amp-yasser-worthyOne Big Open, with Sections The irrepressible Bill Goichberg is trying something completely new and different for Seniors at the World Open this year. From the  tournament announcemant: Senior prizes: Open to rated seniors age 65/over, based only on score (section doesn't...http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/one-big-open-with-sectionsMon, 11 Apr 2011 08:38:58 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/one-big-open-with-sectionsThe Most Instructive Chess Video of All Timehttp://chessforallages.blogspot.com/2011/04/most-instructive-chess-video-of-all.html http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/the-most-instructive-chess-video-of-all-timeSun, 10 Apr 2011 09:10:20 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/the-most-instructive-chess-video-of-all-timeThe Best Blog Entry of All Time Thursday, April 30, 2009 Just how NERDY is chess? SPRAGGETT ON CHESS http://kevinspraggett.blogspot.com/2009_04_01_archive.html http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/the-best-blog-entry-of-all-timeThu, 07 Apr 2011 13:00:52 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/the-best-blog-entry-of-all-timeWas Abby Marshall a Prodigy?There is an article on seedmagazine.com titled, The Second Place Sex: Why chess may be an ideal laboratory for investigating gender gaps in science and beyond, (http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/the_second-place_sex/)Abby Marshall is quoted ...http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/was-abby-marshall-a-prodigyFri, 01 Apr 2011 15:09:59 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/was-abby-marshall-a-prodigySeparated at BirthThe picture of Jeff Sonas on the Chessbase website (http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=7114) sure looks a lot like the actor John Goodman. http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/sparated-at-birthThu, 31 Mar 2011 08:55:39 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/sparated-at-birthThe Death of ChessComputers have killed the Royal game. There is an article on Chessbase today (www.chessbase.com) titled: Cheating in chess: the problem won't go away. http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=7115 The article is by Frederic Friedel, and there i...http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/the-death-of-chessWed, 30 Mar 2011 14:45:43 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/the-death-of-chessDid Bobby Really Say That?John Dorfman in an article titled, Four Stocks to Hold During Treacherous Times, (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-27/four-stocks-to-buy-hold-in-treacherous-times-john-dorfman.html) posted this on Bloomberg today:  "As chess grandmaster Bob...http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/did-bobby-really-say-thatMon, 28 Mar 2011 08:26:01 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/did-bobby-really-say-thatFlip a CoinThere I was all settled in at a Books-A-Million, with a cuppa java and the new New in Chess magazine, the best chess magazine in the world today; or yesterday; or tomorrow, come to think of it. As happens sometimes, a younger fellow came up and sa...http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/flip-a-coinSun, 27 Mar 2011 14:57:49 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/flip-a-coinTennessee SeniorEarlier this week I received the following email:Hi Mike,Have you seen the tournament announcement for the Tennessee Senior? It's not your ideal format, but it's a lot closer to it than most Senior's. First, it's one section. Second, even though i...http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/tennessee-seniorFri, 25 Mar 2011 12:31:04 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/tennessee-seniorNew in Chess Just Got Better I usually do not read a review until after I have seen the movie on which the review was based; the same applies to a book, or in this case, a magazine. Since the new issue of New in Chess, the first of 2011, was tardy in arriving, so much so ...http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/new-in-chess-just-got-betterMon, 21 Mar 2011 09:48:35 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/new-in-chess-just-got-betterDark Matter I watched the movie, Dark Matter, last night and enjoyed it immensely. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that my favorite actress was a member of the cast. I'm sure that enhanced my enjoyment considerably! I've only gone out with one actres...http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/dark-matterSun, 20 Mar 2011 12:01:54 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/dark-matterWingnut ChessYou know things are serious when the tragic events happening in the real world intrude on the chess world. When I saw the article on Chessbase, Japan: is the big one coming? (), I realized that just as reality invaded  Castalia in my favorite no...http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/wingnut-chessFri, 18 Mar 2011 15:03:09 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/wingnut-chessNordic Senior Championships 2011http://skaksamband.is/?c=webpage&id=460 http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/nordic-senior-championships-2011Fri, 11 Mar 2011 14:49:50 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/nordic-senior-championships-2011Houston, We Have a Problem As promised in my previous post, these are a few of the more pertinent comments sent me in response to my email  asking for thoughts on this year's US Senior. It saddens me to report that most of the comments were not positive, with many nega...http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/houston-we-have-a-problemMon, 07 Mar 2011 11:53:08 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/houston-we-have-a-problem2011 US Senior I have eagerly awaited the tournament announcement for this year's US Senior. I found it located on the USCF website at: http://www.uschess.org/tlas/6027.ctla To find it I had to first click on Upcoming Tourneys, then click on Texas (if you had n...http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/2011-us-seniorTue, 01 Mar 2011 12:34:38 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/2011-us-seniorSportsman Play ChessI have always been amazed when reading about the many people in the public eye who play chess but choose to not belong to the main chess organization, USCF. It seems that not a week goes by when I do not read about another sportsman who plays the ...http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/sportsman-play-chessSat, 26 Feb 2011 09:01:38 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/sportsman-play-chessTeaching Chess is Subversive Teaching a game like chess, or Go, is one of the best ways to teach children to think logically about problems. Thomas Jefferson maintained that in order to preserve liberty, it was essential that the citizens be educated. He wrote, "If a nat...http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/teaching-chess-is-subversive2Tue, 22 Feb 2011 08:16:04 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/teaching-chess-is-subversive2Teaching Chess is Subversive Teaching a game like chess, or Go, is one of the best ways to teach children to think logically about problems. Thomas Jefferson maintained that in order to preserve liberty, it was essential that the citizens be educated. He wrote, "If a nat...http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/teaching-chess-is-subversiveMon, 21 Feb 2011 14:31:27 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/nocab/teaching-chess-is-subversive