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  • Q&A with Coach Heisman May 16, 2014

    "I am stuck at 1700. Does that make me studid?" "Is there a correlation between chess rating and IQ?" One of the world's leading physicists and expert on string theory is Ed Witten. Ed took up chess for a while and what was his rating? 1700. I d... | Read More

  • The Kolisch Supplement

         Recently, IM Jeremy Silman contributed an article featuring the talent of Ignatz Kolisch, one of the strongest, if not the strongest, player during the 1860s.       Mr. Silman's article, Kolisch: Unknown Tactical Monster, demonstra... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Mar 21, 2014

    "How can I tell if a chess book is too advanced for me?" Excellent question. Often you can't! Even books' suggested reading levels (eg by rating) are often misleading, partly because the publisher wants to sell books, not exclude readers who migh... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Dec 27, 2013

    "I read chess books and I understand them but when I get the same situations in a game I don't do the right things." This is a common complaint, but it is so generic that, unless I knew exactly what the viewer read and his chess situation, it is ... | Read More

  • Carl Friedrich Andreyevich von Jaenisch

         Tschigorin had written in 1880:  "In the chess world there are not a lot of names with such a wide and well-deserved reputation as the that of our compatriot Carl A. Jaenisch."  Carl von Jaenisch (1813-1872)      Jaenish, a rai... | Read More


    • Iz ma bday

      Say ahh iz yuh burday.. Gimme some live chess rating ppl! :) | Read More

      • 5random
      • | Sep 27, 2014
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    • How to become a chess professional in 4 steps (with or without a title)

      Quick introduction:   As titles go, I have none, nor do I expect to gain a title in the near future.  I used to call myself a chess expert which was a very true way to describe me, but not according to any national or international rating syste... | Read More

      • heister
      • | Sep 21, 2014
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    • Online Chess

      Online Chess Playing chess online fast tracks your all-round development In this Internet age where knowledge about anything and everything can be gathered at the click of a mouse, playing chess online is one of the best options/sources availab... | Read More

      • munnu_jain
      • | Sep 8, 2014
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    • Advice To "JurassicMark" And All Other 1300-1700 Chess-Players Who Wonder Why They Are Sud

      There could be many reasons why you are suddenly doing worse in chess. The weather might not be ideal for your conscious mind's effective processing of information, you may be in a new environment in which you don't feel comfortable playing ches... | Read More

    • Rating: Ranking and percentage for live chess

      Chess.com, I noticed that for my "online" rating, it shows my "rank" (place out of total players) and "percentage" (percentage of players that I am above). I enjoy these two numbers very much, and I would LOVE to have these numbers for ALL of my ... | Read More

      • quak170
      • | Aug 1, 2014
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  • March 2013 FIDE Rating List

    Right on time as usual, FIDE have published the official chess rating list for March 2013.  There are not many changes the top since the February list after a relatively quiet month. Vishy Anand's return to form at the Grenke Chess Classic gaine... | Read More

  • February 2013 FIDE Rating List

    FIDE have published the official rating list for February 2013 and Magnus Carlsen is ranked at #1 for the 14th consecutive time. Carlsen extended his lead at the top of the ranking to a huge 62 points, thanks to his 10/13 victory at the Tata Steel... | Read More

  • 2012 Holiday Puzzler Answers and Winners

    Many thanks to all the Chess.com members who entered the 2012 Chess.com Holiday Puzzler! There were 18 chess related questions, and a total of 29 marks to earn, but how many did you answer correctly? As always the standard of entries was excelle... | Read More

  • January 2013 FIDE Rating List

    The official January 2013 FIDE chess rating list has been published, confirming that Magnus Carlsen now has the highest ever recorded chess rating of 2861 Elo. The 22-year old Norwegian overtakes the previous 2851 Elo record high of Garry Kasparo... | Read More

  • London Chess Classic Prize-Giving

    The players of the 2012 London Chess Classic received their prizes at a ceremony and dinner held at the historic Simpson's-in-the-Strand, where they played simultaneous games against the invited guests! Magnus Carlsen set the highest ever chess r... | Read More


  • Kenny Solomon

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    Kenny Solomon 8 October 1979 is a South African chess International Master. He took up chess at the age of 13, inspired by his elder brother’s qualification for the Chess Olympiad in Manila in 1992. Borrowing a chess book from him to study,... Read More »

  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... 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 »

  • Foygel, Igor

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    Igor Foygel was born in Kiev in 1947.  He represented the republic of Ukraine in national youth chess competitions.  He became a master in 1974 and later became an International Master of Correspondence Chess.  He immigrated to the United State... Read More »

  • Abreu Delgado, Aryam

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    Aryam Abreu-Delgado was born on July 9, 1978 in Cuba.  He was awarded the Grandmaster title in 2008.  His best Elo rating was 2502 in 2008.  In 2007, he took 4th place in the Cuban Championship.  He took 1st place at the Capablanca Memorial Op... Read More »