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  • You Won't Believe This Simple Trap Even GMs Miss

    There are many different traps in chess. Some of them are so well known that you can hardly use these tricks even against relatively weak players. However, some traps are good enough to catch even grandmasters.  Sometimes, the world's leadi... | Read More

  • Tromso Follies

    I love chess olympiads.  The great players, the pageantry, the drama, and, most of all, the unrelenting weirdness of the lower boards.  What do I mean by that?  Well, because the event is open to all countries, a wildly eclectic mix of professi... | Read More

  • Chess in the Vieux Carré

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  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 6

    Million Dollar Fantasy QUESTION 1: Chess.com member Einet890 asked: “If you were to train me for two years to become a GM and had a million dollars on the line, what would the training look like?” ANSWER: This kind of question c... | Read More

  • Will Hope Be Krushed at Death Match 26?

    For just the second time, Chess.com's Death Match will feature two ladies. GM Nadezhda Kosintseva will take on GM Irina Krush in Death Match 26 on Saturday, July 26 at 12 p.m. Eastern (GMT -5), 9 a.m. Pacific. The event will be live on Chess.com... | Read More


    • Tournament Adventures: Columbia Open and Breaking 2300

      It's been a while since I've been able to post. Fortunately, the reason is that I've simply been too busy playing chess  This past weekend (August 15th-17th) I had the pleasure of playing in the Columbia Open run by the Columbia Chess Club (www.... | Read More

    • Chess in the Movies

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      • | Aug 19, 2014
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    • 7 Surprising Health Benefits of Playing Chess

      Grandmaster and world chess champion Bobby Fischer is famously quoted as saying, “Chess is life.” But can this two-player game, consisting of a square checkered board and playing pieces that are moved in different ways depending on their royal... | Read More

      • kiba13
      • | Aug 18, 2014
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    • Playing one minute online: A great win and a new high!

      Recently my mouse ran out of batteries and there were no fresh ones at my place. So I've been stuck with the built-in touch pad for the first few days. Regardless, I've been playing really well in bullet. How well? Career-best well. Obviously, th... | Read More

      • yk333218
      • | Aug 16, 2014
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    • Albert Einstein Plays the Ruy Lopez Opening

      Albert Einstein, (March 14, 1879 - April 18, 1955), was a theoretical physicist who is widely regarded as the greatest scientist of the 20th century. He proposed the Theory of Relativity, which greatly advanced humankind's understanding of the u... | Read More


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  • Torre, Eugene

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    Eugenio "Eugene" Torre, traditionally considered the strongest chess grandmaster the Philippines ever produced, was born in Iloilo City, Philippines on November 4, 1951.  In 1974, the young Torre became Asia’s first grandmaste... Read More »