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Location: Mussoorie, India
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  • 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

  • Fill Out Your Bracket To Win Prizes

    The sports network ESPN estimates that 70 million college basketball brackets will be filled out this week in the United States alone. You can get in on the fun by joining the official Chess.com college basketball bracket contest. Play along wit... | Read More

  • Little Mother

         In the 1890s women's chess in England, as in most places, was considered nearly inconsequential.  To bring this arena to the forefront required dedication, energy and persistance.  It so happened that many of the women who had those re... | Read More

  • You Can Play Hikaru Nakamura This Saturday

    UPDATE: This article, written for the first "Nakamura's Knockout" event in March. NEXT Nakamura's Knockouts is this Saturday, April 18th at 2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern. Have you ever wanted to take on the best chess player in the United States and... | Read More

  • Pawn Structure 101 Video Series

    The wait is finally over! You have tried every solution to fix those flabby pawn structures. You've cut every processed pawn from your diet. Yet, for some reason, you just cannot get rid of those doubled pawns! Finally, there is a better way! Fan... | Read More


    • Gambit.com: A New Gaming Platform

      My name is Jay and I co-founded Chess.com along with Erik way back in 2006. Why? Because I have a passion and love of games! I was chess club president in college, played games on my Commodore 64 growing up, spent countless hours on every type of ... | Read More

      • jay
      • | Apr 14, 2015
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    • Martin's first OTB with a clock.

      Martin will be 7 next month.  Last year I taught him the moves and castling, then stopped because he always interrupted with 5 minute monologues about completely unrelated things; but now he is able to stay on task to topics we discuss.  Thus, I... | Read More

      • Romans920
      • | Apr 10, 2015
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    • Before Premium...

      http://web.archive.org/web/20140527233726/http://www.chess.com/members/view/mauve_penguin That was recorded on May 27th, 2014. Feel free to look at how I played back then without having to go through my archive.         PLAY LEARN SHARE... | Read More

    • My First Month Without Diamond Membership

      This...this is weird. Unnatural. Disgusting, almost. I can't wait until I can repurchase my membership. It meant so much to me. I've been more committed to my payments than I have been to my car lease! Now that's saying something. Only being able... | Read More

      • AFWF_Erick
      • | Apr 3, 2015
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    • New Material!

      It's been a while since I posted any of my USCF games in my blog. I didn't play at all for most of the winter and have recently began playing on a more regular basis.  I write this with several audiences in mind, but mainly for those students wh... | Read More



  • Lasa, Tassilo von Heydebrand und der

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    Baron Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa (von der Lasa) was born on October 17, 1818 in Berlin, Germany.  He studied law in Berlin and Bonn, Germany. In 1837, he was one of the seven co-founders of the Berlin Chess School (the Berlin Pleiades),... Read More »

  • Cramer, Fred

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    Fred Cramer (1912-1989) was a former USCF Membership chairman and USCF President (1961-1964).  In the 1970s, he was the FIDE vice-president.  He was Bobby Fischer’s manager during the 1972 World Championship Match.  ... Read More »

  • British Chess Association

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    The first national body to promote chess in Britain.  A newly organized BCA was founded in 1884 by Wordsworth Donisthorpe (1847-1914).  Winston Churchill's father, Lord Randolph Churchill (1849-1895), was elected Vice President of th... Read More »