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  • The Only Certainties: Death Matches And Taxes

    If it feels like we haven't had a Death Match since the early summer, that's because we haven't! Back when GM Maxim Dlugy claimed his title, the days were at their longest and outdoor barbecues were in full swing. But don't fret! As th... | Read More

  • 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

    • Parma Novemberfest 2015

      On November 21st, I played in a tournament in Parma, Ohio. I had just got home from College for Thanksgiving break the day before, and was a little tired. But not too tired. This tournament, called the Parma Novemberfest, was held in a German soci... | Read More

      • Josh_D
      • | Nov 25, 2015
    • Thai Open - 9th round

      In the last round of the tournament I was playing White versus a 17-year old girl from India, Varshini V. She actually sported the second highest rating among all my opponents in this tournament (2159). By that time I was already expecting all As... | Read More

      • ddt_ru
      • | Nov 22, 2015
    • 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

      • longday576
      • | May 14, 2015
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    • 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

  • 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 »