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  • Will Hope Be Krushed at Death Match 26?

    For just the second time,'s Death Match will feature two ladies. GM Nadezhda Kosintseva will take on GM Irina Krush in Death Match 26 on Saturday, July 26 at 12 p.m. Eastern (GMT -5), 9 a.m. Pacific. The event will be live on | Read More

  • Test Your Chess Understanding, Part 2

    Usually an article discusses a particular player, or tactic, or some positional concept. When I teach tactical motifs, you know that all the puzzles are going to be about tactics. If I am discussing a particular idea concerning a pawn structure, y... | Read More

  • Alexander Alekhine (Part 7): The Dark Years

    In Part Six of this seven-part series, we saw Alekhine lose the World Championship to Max Euwe in 1935, only to win it back in 1937.  After shocking the world (and Euwe, who was sure he would finish Alekhine off once and for all) with that ep... | Read More

  • Computers in chess... Cheaters paradise.

    In the last week's article I touched the subject of cheaters who use computer engines during their games. To my great surprise, judging by reader's messages, many of you are not aware of this problem.  I was asked how can cheaters possibly us... | Read More

  • Player Profiles: Jeremy Silman

     Even though today´s featured interview subject hasn´t played a serious game of chess in over a decade, he is an obvious choice for a presentation here on He is an International Master of chess and he has won the U... | Read More

    • Is thinking & deciding on your behalf?

      Just think about it. If you want to watch a live game (Live Chess) decided for you, that you want to watch what they decided is the top game. No options given. If you want to choose a different game or to follow a series of games betwee... | Read More

    • Rude guy in a tournament

      Here's a little bit of the chat convo, guy to watch out for is jcoffron...   Toptit: you intimidated me to make me play worse... and your moves were robotic...       jcoffron: See, im not gonna get banned. Ive done this many times before... | Read More

      • Toptit
      • | Dec 9, 2014
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    • Hackers making new accounts

      It's sad to say but has not done enough to get rid of hackers. Sure they get caught and banned , but that does not stop them from making another account, for example like Pantani_71. I remember him with another account. The guy got caugh... | Read More

      • GM_Cheeter
      • | Aug 5, 2014
      • | 1 comment
    • Accused of cheating.

      I had a player accuse me of cheating by using a chess engine.  I'm not rated high enough for this to even make sense lol :).  Anyway the point is that I didn't cheat and they said that they reported me.  How do I make sure that I don't get bann... | Read More

    • No more draws by agreement before move 25...

      I institued a new rule at my club that I feel is necessary and should be standard for USCF rated play:  A game cannot be drawn BY AGREEMENT prior to the completion of Black's 25th move. During that period, a draw must result from stalemate, thre... | Read More

  • 1930 in chess

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    On January 4, 1930, the 10th Christmas Congress ended.  The Premier Section was won by Jose Capablanca (6.5), followed by Vidmar (5.5), and Yates (5).  The Premier Reserves section was won by George Koltanowski and Tylor. From January 16 to Feb... Read More »

  • Ehlvest, Jaan

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    Jaan Ehlvest, born Oct 14, 1962, is an Estonian Grandmaster (1987).   In 1981, he took 2nd in the World Junior Chess Championship.  He won the European Junior Championship in 1982/83.  He won the New York Open in 1994 and the W... Read More »

  • South Africa

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    The Cape Town Chess Club in South Africa was founded in 1885.  Competitive chess began in 1891.  The first South African championship was held in 1892 and won by E. Roberts and A. Rivett.  South Africa was banned from FIDE from 1977... Read More »

  • Cell phone

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    In 2003, former world champion Ruslan Ponomariov was kicked out of a chess tournament because his cell phone rang during the course of a match.  As per article 13.4 of the laws of chess, he was disqualified when his cell phone rang during a g... Read More »