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  • 5 Things You Need For Real-World Chess

    We already know that you can take and its mobile app to play chess anywhere, but sometimes there’s nothing like playing on a real board with real pieces. If you’re lucky, you can try your hand at giant bullet chess, but eve... | Read More

  • 5 Dumb Things Chess Players Say

    Last week, we had some fun discussing dumb things your non-chess friends say about the game. In chess as in life, turnabout is fair play. It's time to laugh at the silly things chess players themselves say -- and there's certainly no shortage of... | Read More

  • 5 Dumb Things Your Non-Chess Friends Say

    GM Serper recently performed an in-depth criticism of the popular chess movie “Searching For Bobby Fischer,” pointing out bad habits you could pick up if the film were your only source of chess education. Serper also mentions that th... | Read More

  • What’s The Best Place To Play Chess?

    There are a lot of options for the best place to play chess. Perhaps it’s in a large tournament, or even the world championship match, with millions of dollars on the line, and your opponent just blundered.  Maybe it’s ju... | Read More

  • Today's Guest

         Below is an article published in several periodicals in late 1900. It appeared just shortly after the death of Wilhelm Steinitz and offers some astute appraisals of the chess players who contributed to the development of chess in the 2nd ... | Read More

    • March 2015 Training Recap

      USCF Rating: 1604 Year to date: +74 March, and the first quarter of the year, ended with me being in the midst of playing in the Philadelphia Open. From a training perspective, on March 16th I put my regular weekly training regimen on hold in... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Apr 27, 2015
    • 10 thoughts for you

      Hi all! Today, 10 briefly clarified thoughts for you. Enjoy, and make the most out of it ^^ 1. I'm a human being.Sure, I'm a 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands with blonde hair, going to college, speaking three languages fluently, and loving... | Read More

    • My Live Chess Games

      Taking a cue from my friend thordura, I am creating this blog to post all of my live games in one place.  I have been posting selected games in appropriate group forums, based on the openings I've played, or sending them to certain friends who se... | Read More

      • rkd1
      • | Apr 26, 2015
    • WL Admin Help- Privacy Settings for Group Admins

      As an Administrator for a League Team, you must be available for reminders,questions,notices,ect. If your settings are set to only friends, then your team my suffer point losses or even league expulsion simply due to your lack of getting the messa... | Read More

    • Chess Game Review #7 - 1600 vs 1650

      I picked a chess game at random from my friends list to review. I share my thoughts on the game which was between a player with a rating of approximately 1600 and the other with a rating of approximately 1650. Time controls were 30 minutes for eac... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Duque, Ray III

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    Ray Duque III was born in the Philippines on October 16, 1944. He started playing chess in the early 1960s but stoped playing the game because he was a Bit Player Actor in those years in the Philippines and was dancing the Ballroom/Latin Dancing w... Read More »

  • Adly, Ahmed

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    Ahmed Adly, born Feb 19, 1987, was the first Egyptian Grandmaster (2005), and the youngest-ever from Africa.  In 2001, he was African Under-20 champion.  In 2003, he contracted malaria while playing in a chess tournament in Nigeria. ... Read More »

  • Stroebeck

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    Village in the Harz Mountains, near Halberstadt in eastern Germany.   Legend has it that in 1011 A.D., Henry II of Germany decreed that the Wendish Count of Gungelin be delivered to the Bishop of Stroebeck, to be kept in solitary confine... Read More »

  • Correspondence chess

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    Perhaps the first reputed correspondence game of chess was played in 1119 by King Henry I (1068-1135)  of England and King Louis VI (1081-1137) of France. The earliest  known postal game was between a Dutch army officer named Freidrich W... Read More »