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  • Chess.com University's College-like Chess Courses

    Chess.com University's courses offer a college-like chess learning experience. Unlike in Chess.com University seminars, only 10% to 15% of instruction in courses is delivered live. Previously taught courses are available in the independent-study f... | Read More

  • 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


    • A Road Map to Higher Ratings

          Hello Chess Fans, Throughout history we've been fascinated by children who can beat experienced adult chess players and even Masters: Paul Morphy, Jose Capablanca and Samuel Reshevsky are in that category before the time when volumes o... | Read More

    • Happy Anniversary. My Second Year on Chess.com

      As chess.com wishes me second anniversary by giving a trophy, I want to thank the website a lot. In the last year, I have predominantly played only correspondence games due to internet problems. Sorry for those whose group invitations I have not a... | Read More

    • Anybody can Challenge me to a 10 Days a Move Chess game!

      I won 30 Chess games with 33 Draws with my Chess Rating Points was 1485 right after 100 Chess games! My Rating jumped up 66 Points in my last 25 games! | Read More

    • On Nigel Short's article and #sexisminchess

      After reading some comments on Nigel Short's article about difference between men and women, I realized I had surprisingly strong feelings about this issue. I, frankly, don't see Short's comments as sexist, but that's probably because of my diffe... | Read More

    • RECOGNIZING CHECKMATE PATTERNS - PART 1

      Hello Chess Fans, Recognizing Checkmate Patterns is an essential TOOL to build upon as you journey upwards in your chess rating. Checkmate Patterns occur frequently and being able to distinguish them from random positions on the board only occurs... | Read More



  • Patzer

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    Patzer is basically when you have a minimal rating in chess. 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 »