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  • Can You Solve Our 2014 Holiday Puzzler?

    Your favorite holiday chess tradition is back! is proud to celebrate the holiday season with an all-new puzzler quiz for 2014. UPDATE:  The 2014 Holiday Puzzler has ended. Thanks to all who played and commented.  O... | Read More

  • John Grefe: Talent Isn’t Enough!

    My relationship with International Master John Grefe was complex, with many ups and downs. I met him two days after I arrived in San Francisco. At that time I was a penniless 18-year-old chess professional who was sleeping on a friend’s floo... | Read More

  • The Michigan Fall International, Part 1

    For the past few years, since the fall of 2011, I had a really bad period in chess. I was really having trouble concentrating, not enjoying playing chess, and making many blunders. My nerves were shot and I couldn't calculate variations. In a shor... | Read More

  • The State of - August '13

    The State of is the revival of a monthly segment the CEO used to provide for members on Chess/TV.  The State of was airied on August 14th at 11:30 AM Pacific with Erik,'s CEO and co-founder.  There will b... | Read More

  • Computers in chess... Cheaters paradise.

    In the last week's article I touched the subject of cheaters who use computer engines during their games. To my great surprise, judging by reader's messages, many of you are not aware of this problem.  I was asked how can cheaters possibly us... | Read More

    • Why I love Bullet Chess

      Okay guys. Usually, I try to make my blog posts instructive and whatnot, right? No? Well, I try, I try. Anyways, I'm NOT going to tell you anything that is instructive. I just want to show you why I like Bullet Chess.  Bullet is detrminetal to y... | Read More

      • Robert0905
      • | Oct 9, 2015
    • Messages / Group Activity / Games ready (Tournament)

      In the Messages & Group Activity area, can there be a button for showing a list of ready games (in this area) for one particular tournament / games that are ready (my move) whenever I click on a tournament (one at a time) Why? I have so many "... | Read More

      • pawntoss
      • | Sep 25, 2015
    • Weird Friend Requests

      I had two closed accounts offer me friend requests. Here's what my page looks like: unusualkid  22865 2 HOME PLAYLEARNSHAREFORUMSMORE Friends Currently Online Most recently onlineAlphabeticalJ... | Read More

      • unusualkid
      • | Sep 15, 2015
      • | 1 comment
    • Message delete

      Dear sir/madam, You say that the messages get automatically deleted after 3 months. But it is not so. Even if we try to delete messages, it do not get deleted. | Read More

      • | Sep 9, 2015
    • The Sad Reality of Cheating in Chess

      In his recent column, chess legend Bruce Pandolfini explores the phenomenon of cheating in chess and how technology has evolved over time to make it easier for cheating both online and in tournament games. The point of the article is t... | Read More

  • Fred defense

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    Hello. I'm caveatcanis and this message was written by AwesomeXue. There was some sort of message error though.  You'll see this message has zero views but several comments which is pretty hard to do.  Maybe some psychics left messages with th... Read More »

  • Heidenfeld, Wolfgang

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    Wolfgang Heidenfeld (1911-1981) was a German-born (Berlin) Jewish chess author who was forced to emigrate to South Africa in the 1930s and then settled in Ireland in 1957.  He was South African Champion in 1939, 1945-46, 1947, 1949, 1951, 195... Read More »