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  • What's Your Favorite Chess Piece?

    Before we even play our first game of chess, we learn how the pieces move. The fact that the pieces travel the board in different ways is our first clue that the pieces themselves are not interchangeable. After a while, we find out about the &ld... | Read More

  • Two Gold Medal Winners in Death Match 27

    After a brief summer break, Chess.com's Death Match returns less than three days from now with a battle between two gold medal winners.  GM Wang Yue (China, FIDE 2713) will take on GM Aleksandr Lenderman (USA, FIDE 2584) in D... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, April 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Vishy is back “The World Championship Tournament in 2007 in Mexico City was the first major event that I attended for ChessVi... | Read More

  • Death Match 20 - A Family Affair

    For the first time in Death Match history, we may have to ask the wives to leave the room. American GM Yury Shulman and German GM Daniel Fridman are both married to titled chess players, but there won't be any consultation allowed during their mat... | Read More

  • Personal Experience at the US Women's Championship

    My next few articles will be about the US Championship that took place from May 2-13th in St. Louis. I was a participant in the women's event, where ten players competed for a purse of $65,000 and the title of US Woman Champion. This event is gran... | Read More


    • HE DID IT! It's Cool at the Dubai Open!

      Cool64chess is an up and coming young chess player from India. His real name is Rajarishi Karthi, but I always call him Cool. He spends hours daily on Chess.com learning, playing, and volunteering in the relayers group and in ChessTV moderators gr... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Apr 6, 2015
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    • All-time best chessplayers

      We have dozens of topics in the forums covering this issue.  The various proponents of the great masters like Capablana, Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov, Lasker, Morphy, etc. (notice, in alphabetical order!), enjoy making their hypothetical cases.  I ... | Read More

    • A tale of tie-breaks and rugby

      A while ago, I wrote a post about tie-breaks in chess. It  was inspired by a research proposal I submitted on social network formation as applied to round-robin chess, which basically consisted of a lot of mathematics. One point to come out of ... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Mar 31, 2015
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    • 3.5/5.0 at the Delaware Open 2015

      Hey guys, this is my first big Open tournament and overall I did pretty well with the exception of the 4th round. I got pretty lucky in Round 2 but lost my luck when I think I should have won a game in round 3 and played poorly without concentrati... | Read More

    • Magnus Carlsen (Sixteenth/Current World Chess Champion) Bio

      Magnus Carlsen Sixteenth World Chess Champion     Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian chessgrandmaster, No. 1 ranked player in the world and reigning World Chess Champion in classical, rapid and blitz. He was born November 30th 1990 in Tønsberg... | Read More

      • Apache15
      • | Mar 14, 2015
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