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    • N v. B Fischer-Saidy

      N v. B Fischer Computer Workout: http://www.chess.com/computer-workout/server/n-v-b-fischer-saidy# Such an interesting exercise. It seems to end in draw, but the computer makes some kind of a bad move (method from user: fermat12). Here's t... | Read More

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    • Is chess.com "computer workout" a good machine or not?

      I think that, it is. I don't know if there are better programs but it helps me to stay above a position for an hour and do analysis. Examine the variations practically and so on. I regard to seeimprovent in my games peridically. | Read More

    • A Puzzle - Assess the Situation (!?)

      A modified puzzle/idea given the "pumpup" treatment after a "Computer Workout" session here on chess.com!!  2 solutions, the first is short and practical, the second is a more complex solution and perhaps realistic effort by white for the more a... | Read More

    • Recent Site Improvements

      Now that July is upon us, it's fitting to look back and review some of the cool things we did on the site last month. June was a BIG month for changes around here! Here are highlights, starting with the bigger stuff...   A Face-lift for C... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Jul 1, 2012
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    • SOUND NOT WORKING IN LIVE CHESS OF CHESS MENTOR OR COMPUTER WORKOUTS!!

      So I've played thousands of games on here and suddenly the sound just went! Weird thing was I wasn't able to play at all due to being conditioned to hearing the sound of th pieces moving....bit strange.  I dropped over two hundred points in two d... | Read More


  • Nation's Top Chess Kids to Battle in Online Invitational

    16 of the U.S.A.'s top young chess talents will be participating in two new invitational competitions June 8-10: the Chesskid.com U.S. under-12 Invitational and the Chesskid.com U.S. under-8 Invitational. The matches will be covered via internet s... | Read More

  • Computer Workout 2.0

    Today I'd like to unveil what will be an extremely valuable training tool for those who choose to make use of it: Computer Workout. What? You've seen it before? Tried it before? No way! This is a 90% "completely" new Computer Workout, redesigned ... | 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 »

  • 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 »