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    • Taking notes = cheating?

      I just finished my first longer-than-30-minutes live game here on the site. As I usually do with my long games on the computer, I documented my thought process while I played. It occurred to me afterwards that this could be considered foul play. I... | Read More

      • Nietsoj
      • | Aug 20, 2014
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    • Is Chess.com's live tournaments not fair?

      Alright guys, Here is deal I was playing a 3 minute live tournament with 7 rounds. By the 5th round I only won 3 games and durning some point around that time maybe when the 6th round was about to begin, I was told I could either resign from the t... | Read More

      • bfos99
      • | Aug 19, 2014
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    • Good game - Still a loss

      I used the computer analysis function on the site, as part of my Gold membership, to see where I went wrong.  It lists my blunders, mistakes, and inaccuracies.  No blunders, no mistakes, 4 inaccuracies. I can't feel too bad, the player was 150 ... | Read More

    • Meet the Knockouts

      Hello again chess world! We're back for another exciting season of US Chess League action. 2 new teams, the Atlanta Kings and the Rio Grande Ospreys, have joined the fray with high-powered lineups, increasing the league to 18 teams. This led to a ... | Read More

    • 7 Surprising Health Benefits of Playing Chess

      Grandmaster and world chess champion Bobby Fischer is famously quoted as saying, “Chess is life.” But can this two-player game, consisting of a square checkered board and playing pieces that are moved in different ways depending on their royal... | Read More

      • kiba13
      • | Aug 18, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • tablebase

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    An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of a chess endgame position. It is typically used by a computer chess engine during play, or by a human or computer that is retrospectively anal... 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 »

  • Values

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    Each of the pieces in chess has a different value indicating its usefulness relative to other pieces. Under most systems, including that used in the "Details" section of Chess.com games, a pawn is worth one point, a knight is worth three points, a... Read More »

  • Curdo, John

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    John Anthony Curdo was born on November 14, 1931 in Lynn, Massachusetts and now lives in Auburn, Massachusetts.  He is a FIDE master (current Elo rating  2275, maximum Elo rating 2305).  He has won the Massachusetts state championship 18 times ... Read More »

  • Abbasov, Farid

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    Farid Abbasov was born in Azerbaijan on January 30, 1979.  In 1997, he took 2nd place in the European Youth Chess Championships.  He became a grandmaster in 2007.  Tournament results include: 1st at Alushta 2004; 1st at Kireevsk in 2004; 2nd a... Read More »