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  • The 8 Best Chess Apps

    The mobile platform now dominates the Internet. Many more YouTube videos are watched on mobile devices (mostly smartphones) than on desktop and laptop computers combined. Two months ago, Google announced that the majority of its search... | Read More

  • Who Will Have The Faster Finger In Death Match 32?

    We've known for a while that the former world blitz number-one GM Maxim Dlugy would play in this month's Death Match 32. Now we know his opponent: blitz maven and past Death Match champion IM Yaacov Norowitz. The match will be three hours of bli... | Read More

  • The 7 Best Upcoming Events

    Chess fans have a lot to look forward to at If you like big-time chess events, you're going to love this spring.  Yesterday, a charity fundraising simul hosted by world-number-nine GM Anish Giri online on's ... | Read More

  • Lionel Kieseritzky

          The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France.  In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire.   Dorpat lay in Livonia... | Read More

  • 6 Reasons You Can't Miss Titled Tuesday Today

    The sixth Titled Tuesday tournament in history is set to kick off today at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST, 7 p.m. GMT), and it will feature one of the strongest fields ever. With a prize pool that has ballooned to $2,500 (up from the normal $... | Read More

    • My Early Days on

      I joined on May 24, 2015. I registered with my mom's e-mail because I forgot my e-mail. :( I registered on the old version of the app. You know, the one with learning positions and setup position. The first thing I did was some ta... | Read More

    • insufficient material in live chess

      I would be grateful if implemented FIDE rules in live chess to, particullary the one about so-called insufficient material- If I have for example knight and my opponent has a pawn and he loses on time- I should win because it is possible... | Read More

    • Live chess 7-1 g/15

      This game starts out with a kings gambit declined. Around move 5 or 6 it seems like white may be in a small bit of trouble but it's resolved fairly quickly leaving white with a lead in development and in space. Around move 13 white has all their... | Read More

      • katclaws
      • | Jul 1, 2015
    • 27.06.2015 - Лучшая партия в Живые

      Хочу отметить выделенную сайтом лучшую партию в Живые шахматы на сегодня. Да, признаюсь, в конце игры я испытал восторг. Потерянное в де... | Read More

      • Kulinar
      • | Jun 27, 2015
    • My Games #11: English and Spanish Waters

      We played 3 blitz games (3|2 unrated) in the live chess arena. I won 2-1. The opponent (freffref) is 2046 rated. Here are my wins analysed. English Four Knights Spanish Worrall Attack Check out my other blog posts! | Read More

      • Haggard-CC
      • | Jun 26, 2015
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Video Lessons

  • Carlsen, Magnus

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    Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian child chess prodigy, was born Nov 30, 1990, and gained the Grandmaster title (2004) at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 27 days.   He became the 2nd youngest GM in chess history, behind only  Sergey Karjakin and Pari... Read More »


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    The 'touch-move' rule is [particularly] used in live 'face-to-face'-type (OTB [Over The Board]) tournament- and/or match-format play.  Its use is less common in most formats of internet-chess.  It most likely evolved not only from 'formal'-... Read More »

  • Kaidanov, Gregory

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    Gregory Kaidanov, born Oct 11, 1959, is a Grandmaster (1988) who was Russian Boys under-14 champion in 1972.  He won the New York Open in 1990.  In 1992 he won the World Open, the US Open, the National Open, and the Novag Grand Prix.&nbs... Read More »