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  • 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

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #13 - Be Like Fischer

    “How nice to have both of you in my class today,” said ProfessorPando to his two prize students, Zephyr and Lucian.  --- “Perhaps you can put your heads together and tackle a fairly difficult problem. Sometimes, though not all the time, two... | Read More

  • Having Fun With Blunders

    Recently I was involved in a small discussion about blunders and was shocked that the term’s meaning wasn’t as rock solid as I had thought. Everyone is used to symbols like “?” (poor or bad move), “?!” (dubious), “!” (good or exce... | Read More

  • Chess.com Player Profiles: GM Magesh Chandran Panchanathan

    He didn´t like school but has a masters degree in computer science,  his nickname is "Captain Mag-Pan" (according to IM Danny Rensch) and he happens to be a fan of Gandhi... Meet Grandmaster Magesh Chandran Panchanathan from Madurai in India, ... | Read More


    • Fun with Photos

      Chess.com is a great site, not just for playing chess. There's articles, chess news, endless quizzes, forums and a lot of other features. Recently I discovered the photos section. To my surprise, most photos were completely unrelated to chess; i... | Read More

      • yk333218
      • | Aug 6, 2014
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    • Baby born after mother killed in Israeli war on Gaza

      The relentless and merciless pounding of the Gaza Strip by Israel has left the Palestinians little cause for celebration and jubilation, yet the birth of baby girl of a mother who had been killed by Israeli shelling can be seen as a symbol of h... | Read More

    • Chess Simul with GM Levan Aroshidze

      1995 World Under-10 Chess Champion GM Levan Aroshidze will be playing an online chess simul on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at 2:00 PM PDT (5:00 PM Eastern). The games will be played in Chess.com's Live Chess server. The time control is 30|30; that... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Jul 26, 2014
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    • This is Ukraine today – July 24: The parties ''UDAR'' and ''Svoboda'' have withdrawn from the

      Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!War, not the expected peace arrived at the doorstep of Great Britain and France when they gave up Czechoslovakia to Hitler in 1938. War is happening right here at home and not in faraway Europe – the U... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Jul 25, 2014
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    • Preparations of an amateur IV: The National Championship

      In seven days, the most important tournament of the year takes place in Trondheim, Norway. It's the national championship, with nine rounds of chess to be played over eight days.  This blog is a way for me to collect my thoughts and preparations... | 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 »