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Location: Paris, France
Joined: 1/1/15
Last Online: 6/7/15
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  • Can You Solve Our 2014 Holiday Puzzler?

    Your favorite holiday chess tradition is back!  Chess.com 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 Chess.com - August '13

    The State of Chess.com is the revival of a monthly segment the CEO used to provide for Chess.com members on Chess/TV.  The State of Chess.com was airied on August 14th at 11:30 AM Pacific with Erik, Chess.com'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


    • Happy Anniversary. My Second Year on Chess.com

      As chess.com wishes me second anniversary by giving a trophy, I want to thank the website a lot. In the last year, I have predominantly played only correspondence games due to internet problems. Sorry for those whose group invitations I have not a... | Read More

    • How to Enjoy Life

      in the name of God Enjoying life is often thought to be a mindset, the result of reflection, action and gratitude. And while most of us lack sufficient free time to escape to some mountaintop temple to follow our bliss, the best way to find hap... | Read More

      • mmmmmmmkh
      • | Jun 7, 2015
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      • | 16 comments
    • IMPORTANT ANNOUNCE

      Due to some messages with Daniel Rensch we decided to postpone the time of making the final decision. Here is the letters: "Hello Daniel. Hope you are doing great. Whole this situation is pretty annnoying, and I suppose that everyone already ti... | Read More

    • When friends turn out to be engine users

      I guess I am a sap.  I have had three friends on the site, who I have played against, turn out to be engine users.  It is sort of shocking to me, because they were nice people in chat and in messages (well, two were - the third was sort of a cre... | Read More

    • How to prove you're not a cheater

      The recent ‘cheating’ scandal at the European women’s chess championship is incredibly sad. This story stands apart from the recent ‘Georgian GM’ and Indian ‘phone legs’ incidents in that the accused, Mihaela Sandu  is almost certa... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | May 31, 2015
      • | 3016 views
      • | 20 comments


  • 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 »