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  • 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

  • The Haunted Tournament

    Chess is a scary game – as Vladimir Nabokov wrote in his book The Luzhin Defense (which, if you haven’t read, you should!): Suddenly, something occurred outside his being, a scorching pain - and he let out a loud cry, shaking his han... | Read More


    • Stop pull my hair out

      hi all online game chess player, many here do keep ask me for to move in the game everytime, please stop ask to me, it do pressure me only and i not start to like you, i do have over 80 games and so can not play all immediately by busy, anyway st... | Read More

    • What you should understand

      Hi all! This is a quick blog on some things you should understand. First off, I accept ALL friend requests. I sure like to have you in my friends list. But understand that accepting your friend request is a matter of two or three mouse-clicks a... | Read More

    • Yet another appeal to Chess.com members to be kind and practice good sportsmanship.

      So my chat window is fairly often filled with all kinds of expletives by some of my opponents. I don't really know why people feel the need to do this, and I suppose I could just disable chat;  like many here do. However, I like chatting it up wi... | Read More

    • List of rude players

      Here I will leave the info about players, who write an insulting messages during the game or leave rude notes. (If anyone knows how to report about it to the admin, pls., let me know! Thanx:) 1) QuEenSaCflY (Leon Landry) Halifax, Canada http:... | Read More

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    • An Interview with Dr. Ken Regan, IM and Anti-Cheating Expert

      Dr. and IM Ken Regan was kind enough to sit down with me over the summer for an interview. We discussed his research and perspectives as they relate to topics such as computers, cheating, and performance in chess. Unfortunately, due to a hectic mo... | 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 »