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  • Do Chess Players Cheat?

    There’s cheating in chess? What a silly question. Of course there is, and the transgressions are many and varied. But when I came to the game as a callow youth, I didn't pay much attention to it. Naturally, I knew certain practices were i... | Read More

  • The Weird And Wonderful Empty Square Sacrifice

    I will not hide the fact that I love to hear the spectators react after a sacrifice of a piece or pawn. I dont think that there is anything bad in such a feeling; no artist or musician is indifferent to the reactions of the public.  -- Mikh... | Read More

  • Saving Chess With The a-Pawn

    The first part of this article has brought a great response and many reader suggestions. But I have a confession to make. It was a totally tongue-in-cheek article and I am surprised that the majority of our readers took it for face ... | Read More

  • Why Do Grandmasters Blunder?

    Over the years I’ve noticed that whenever a grandmaster hangs his face, the masses of fake names go berserk and not only berate the unfortunate player but toss sick (and completely ignorant) accusations his way: “He lost on purpose! It’s a ... | Read More

  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Never Good'

    Chess.com fans have marveled at my uncanny ability to play pathetic chess, and yet win all the same. That won’t be the case today. Unlike the first two games featured in this column, this next game boasts the logical and just conclusion of... | Read More


    • Sean-like sacrifice

          Yeah, right, is probably what your thinking right now, But no, im getting better at chess (oh no??) ok, maybe a little.    Sad thing is, the computer analysis made fun of my sac... Anyhow, i won the game against a 1700 rated player on s... | Read More

      • seanysean2
      • | Sep 3, 2015
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    • Cheating at the Hedgeware Open

      Rakesh tells the story of the latest episode, that comes just two weeks after a player was caught using his smartphone, which was hidden in a toilet cubicle during the Dubai Open, to enhance the quality of his moves. The player, Gaioz Nigalidze, ... | Read More

      • GM_Nikhil
      • | Sep 3, 2015
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    • The Game I Gave Away (Rook Endgames are Hard)

      Okay, folks, Rook endgames are just hard. I played a game today where I outplayed my opponent from beginning to end. I preach about the importance of analyzing one's games and I practice what I preach. I analyzed the game and had given myself a ni... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Sep 2, 2015
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    • Who was The Strongest Chess Player of All Time?

      Computer Analysis of World Chess Champions,By Matej Guid and Ivan Bratko   We were interested in the chess players' quality of play regardless of the game score, which we evaluated with the help of computer analyses of individual moves made by... | Read More

      • jonate
      • | Sep 2, 2015
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    • Sinquefield 09: Aronian wins tournament(Blog please copy and paste to watch games or send me a messa

      2015 Sinquefield Cup This super-GM single Round Robin brings together some of the best players in the world. This is the second leg of the Grand Chess Tour. The players – Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Levon Aronian (Armenia), Fabiano Caruana (USA),... | Read More


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  • Mieses Opening

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    The Mieses Opening is a chess opening that begins with the move: 1. d3The opening is named after the German-British grandmaster Jacques Mieses. It is considered an irregular opening, so it is classified under the A00 code in the Encyclop... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »