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  • The Greatest Chess Minds Video Series

    Let this video guide serve as the official reference point to help you find Chess.com videos on your favorite chess players throughout history! Chess.com has enjoyed lessons from the best coaches and players within our game. Hopefully,... | Read More

  • The 12 Most Interesting Chess Players Ever

    Who are the most interesting chess players of all time? It’s an interesting question. Are we talking about the best players ever? Even that’s a tricky thing to define. Are the best players the most accomplished? We could go by supe... | Read More

  • Magnus Carlsen's Best Endgame Wins

    Last week, we dissected Magnus Carlsen's positional mastery by examining two of his finest strategic victories. However, modern chess demands universality, and it is impossible to become world champion and attain the highest rating in history thro... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Dec 21, 2012

    The Mongoose Press Prize for the best question went to LazyChessPlayer for: "One of the rules of blitz games is you can only move when your clock is running and you can not move until your opponent has pressed his clock. Although I heard of thi... | Read More

  • Russian Superfinal-2012

    The main Russian chess event of the year started on August 2nd in Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel in Moscow. 10 male and 10 female chess players were to compete for the title of the Russian Chess Champion. In each section, the contestants were: three ... | Read More

    • An interesting draw!

      I wanted to share this game that I played from ChessWorld. It was a turn-based game so plenty of time was possible for each move. The time control was 7 days per each move. The game began on Feb. 27th, 2014 (!!) and ended on May 12, 2015. My oppon... | Read More

    • Beating Highest Rating

      I beat my high rating after two years of hovering around the 1700-1800. I kinda was thinking that it was annoying that I am a better player than when I got that rating. Now I can say, Im at the top of my game! I am probably at the height of my che... | Read More

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    • "What's Your Highest Rating in Chess.com?"

      The highest rating I have ever achieved in blitz is 2304, and the highest I've ever acheived in bullet is 2275, while in standard time controls I had 'only' 2226... I know I still have a lot to go considering there are GMs here with 3000+ rating... | Read More

      • plywoodkid
      • | Mar 7, 2015
    • Become an IM (International Master)

      Would you be interested in becoming a master in chess an expert or international master? I'm currently rated 2300 my highest rating was 2364 fide. I have one of the best propositions there are right now in chess lessons. Here's the deal you help m... | Read More

      • BecomeanIM
      • | Jan 14, 2015
    • Group Matches Unfair Rating Pairings

      The players of the highest ratings should be paired, then, next highest rating, etc... I do not mind if I must play a higher rated opponent, still, what is fair in the minds of the TD & members of each group - should be of great importance to ... | Read More

      • pawntoss
      • | Dec 14, 2014

  • Patzer

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

  • Adams, Michael

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    Michael Adams was born on Nov 17, 1971 in Truro, Cornwall, England.  He learned chess from his father at the age of 6. In November 1979, he played in his first chess tournament, the Cornwall Under-10 Championship, and won it.  In 1980, Adams... 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 »

  • Latvian Gambit

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    The Latvian gambit would begin 1.e4-e5 2.Nf3-f5 creating a kind of reverse King's Gambit as Black. It is generally a less used gambit for its potential difficulties with king's side attacks from White, as well as its conflicts with some theoretic... 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 »