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  • Chess.com University Simul with NM Dane Mattson

    Chess.com University Instructor NM Dane Mattson will be playing an online chess simul on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time (PDT) right here on Chess.com! The games will be played in Chess.com's Live Chess server. The time cont... | Read More

  • 5 Reasons Losing a Chess Game is Good

    No one sets out to lose a chess game. Before the opening moves, chess players want to win, or at least save a draw if winning chances slip away. But losing is part of the game. Even the best players in the world lose. Play enough games and los... | Read More

  • How to Win Equal Positions

    Through the years, I've heard quite a few players claim that having an equal position against a stronger player is pure torture. Even though you might be playing for a win, once a desirable result is close at hand, it becomes tempting to overestim... | Read More

  • Review: My Junior Years in 20 Games

    One of the first chess books I bought myself was a red little volume in German called Garrik Kasparow - Idol der Jugend by T.Lais. Published in 1983 - when Kasparov was just 20 years old - it contained 60 lightly annotated games played by the late... | Read More

  • Not "White to play and win"? Worthless?!

    Occasionally I hear some intermediate level players protest that any problem that does not follow the normal "needs" of a chess game can't be helpful to your game. These "normal" concerns would include: White (Black) to play and win (if you are n... | Read More


    • Beautiful Chess Compositions

      Some puzzles are works of art. Beautifully constructed and made for challenges and fun. Please attempt to solve these (don't press the solution button immediately) for full pleasure (and perhaps annoyance).  (Frank Healey, 1861). MATE IN 3 Pa... | Read More

    • Unrated players

      I am sick and tired of being given unrated players to contend with.  I refuse to accept any more challenges from UNRATED PLAYERS. | Read More

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    • Baltimore Kingfishers' 2014 Week 8 Preview

      Baltimore Kingfishers vs. Miami Sharks GM Niclas Huschenbeth (2603) - GM Julio Becerra (2626) GM Larry Kaufman (2391) - GM Renier Gonzalez (2510) NM Jared Defibaugh (2325) - NM Federico Gonzalez (2315) FM Ralph Zimmer (2268) - Vlad Yanovsky (2... | Read More

    • An Interview with Dr. Ken Regan, IM and Anti-Cheating Expert

      Dr. and IM Ken Regan was kind enough to sit down with me over the summer for an interview. We discussed his research and perspectives as they relate to topics such as computers, cheating, and performance in chess. Unfortunately, due to a hectic mo... | Read More

    • Game Challenges & Vacations.

         I recently received a game challenge from a member and as I usually do, I checked out his form and recent games. He has one game in progress but, has taken time out and is on vacation, after his opponent has made the first and only move of th... | Read More


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  • Joshua Waitzkin

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    Joshua Waitzkin (born December 4, 1976) is an American chess player, martial arts competitor, and author. As a child, he was recognized as a prodigy, and won the U.S. Junior Chess championship in 1993 and 1994. He is the only person to have won th... Read More »