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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


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    • USCL team ratings

      Last year, I attempted to do some numerical analysis of the league, but this was perhaps not too interesting as it just verified what anyone would expect anyway: those with higher records tended to have higher ratings (!!!). This year, however, m... | Read More

    • How to calculate next chess move?

      Chess is a beautifully complex game. The mechanics are simple enough, and there are a few general principles that guide good play, but the complexity of the game means that even with a lifetime of study, you’ve still got plenty to learn. That... | Read More

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    • Help me get to the 2016 US Junior Open!

      Hi everyone! I've been playing chess competitively for 12 years, and I'm finally starting to reach my life goals in the sport. This year, my goal is to win the 2016 US Junior Open in New Orleans this June.  This won't be easy, but I am confid... | Read More

    • 2016 Candidates Tournament

      The Candidates Tournament is a tourament that decides who will be the challenger of the 2016 World Chess Championship. It will be on March 10-30.   Names Loser of the 2014 World Chess Championship Viswanthan Anand Top 2 players that have the hig... | Read More

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