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  • The 5 Best Computer Chess Engines

    Computers are the future of chess. Almost everyone agrees on that. But the statement doesn’t go far enough. By and large, computers are also the present of chess. With the question of man vs. machine long-ago settled over the chessboard,... | Read More

  • Can A GM And Rybka Beat Stockfish?

    Around June, Rubik's Cube extraordinaire and chess aficionado Tyson Mao approached me with a fascinating proposal. Together with his friend Jesse Levinson, Tyson was exploring the current state of computer chess engines. It is well establis... | Read More

  • The Art Of Chess Defense

    Every chess player has a unique style, his own tendencies and preferences. But one attribute is common to all elite grandmasters: tenacity. Consider Magnus Carlsen's performance at the 2015 Gashimov Memorial. In the first round, Magnus conf... | Read More

  • 5 Things You Think When Playing A Grandmaster

    [UPDATE: You can play GM Anish Giri and support the Nepal earthquake recovery effort. Details here.] My first game of online chess was against a grandmaster. Decades ago, I had signed up for a now-defunct website, and logged in to play for my ... | Read More

  • Never Trust Your Opponent!

    In 2007, at the Far West Open in Reno, I played the first two grandmasters of my life: Melik Khachiyan and fellow Chess.com columnist Gregory Serper. Khachiyan soundly outplayed me in a King's Indian, but my battle with Gregory was a different k... | Read More


    • Queen's Indian Defense

       Hello Chess Fans,  Today we will review a well respected defense for Black against the 1.d4 opening - The Queen's Indian Defense.  It was a favorite of World Champion Jose Capablanca and continues to be played in Master tournaments today. ... | Read More

    • Chess Grand Prix 2014-2015: What is going on?

      I saw this article on chessbase:  http://en.chessbase.com/post/khanty-rd3-caruana-beats-tomashevsky  It's about the final grand prix event for the current cycle. I then realized I had no clue what that meant. So for everyone else that doesn't ... | Read More

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    • Bronstein and Anand....Tactical Beauty in Common, 58 Years Apart!

      Hi! David Bronstein (1924-2006) is one of my favorite players of all time. David Bronstein Among modern players, Anand, Kramnik, Carlsen, Aronian are all players I like a lot. Bronstein's book, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", is an excellent res... | Read More

    • Ronnie O'Sullivan

      Posting the whole blog-post from my blog this time. But make sure you still visit www.alexcolovic.com! I don't know much about snooker, I don't even know the rules. But it's a game played one-on-one, just like chess, and when two players come... | Read More

    • Sicilian Defense Against the Snyder Variation

      Hello Chess Fans, WARNING...WARNING...THIS VARIATION REQUIRES BLACK TO PLAY VERY ACCURATELY!  AGGRESSIVE ATTACKING & SHARP PLAY GUARANTEED. The Snyder Variation needs to be reviewed and studied by all serious Sicilian Defense players. ... | Read More


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  • Carlsen, Magnus

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    Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian child chess prodigy, was born Nov 30, 1990, and gained the Grandmaster title (2004) at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 27 days.   He became the 2nd youngest GM in chess history, behind only  Sergey Karjakin and Pari... Read More »

  • Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

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    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, born October 21, 1990, is a French Grandmaster.  In 2002, he was 2nd in the World Under-14 Championship.  In 2005, he became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 4 months, the 7th youngest GM in history and the 2nd young... Read More »

  • Corus Chess Tournament

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    The Corus Chess Tournament is a major chess tournament played in the small seaside town of Wijk Aan Zee in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938 for Dutch players only, it became an international event in 1946 and has grown into one of the most presti... Read More »

  • Aronian, Levon

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    Levon Aronian, born Oct 6, 1982, is a Grandmaster (2001) from Armenia.   He learned chess at the age of 9.  In 1994, he won the World Under-12 Chess Championship with an 8 out 9 score.  He won the 2002 World Junior Chess Champi... Read More »

  • Agdestein, Simen

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    Simen Agdestein, born May 15, 1967, was Norway’s first Grandmaster (1985) who shared first place (with Walter Arencibea) in the World Junior Champion in 1986.  He became an International Master in 1983 at the age of 16.  He became ... Read More »