There’s cheating in chess?
What a silly question. Of course there is, and the transgressions are many and varied. But when I came to the game as a callow youth, I didn't pay much attention to it. Naturally, I knew certain practices were i... | Read More
This is the time of the year when kids are passing their final exams in school, so I decided to offer a quiz for our readers too.
We did regular chess tests before (for example, here and here), so today I decided to try something new.
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A new calendar year, for many people, means a chance for a new beginning.
January is a month to consider new possibilities, to improve yourself, and to make a fresh plan for the upcoming year.
In many ways, a new year is like a chessboard in t... | Read More
Your favorite holiday chess tradition is back!
Chess.com is proud to celebrate the holiday season with an all-new puzzler quiz for 2014.
The 2014 Holiday Puzzler has ended. Thanks to all who played and commented.
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1."If we partition your chess strength (or improvement) into two broad classes, what portion is knowledge (opening moves, endgame positions, tactical positions, principles) vs. abilities/skills (analysis, evaluation, time management, criticalit... | Read More