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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

  • The 10 Most Important Moments in Chess History

    There is arguably no other game with the timeless staying power and global reach of chess. Unlike most of the other games and sports played today by millions around the world, chess has a history that spans millennia. While chess has change... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman July 25, 2014

    "I noticed that the pre-registration for the Open section of the Holly Heisman Memorial (HHM) fundraiser chess tournament on Aug 3 (in Wynnewood, PA just outside Philadelphia) has several titled players. I am only in the 1500's. Is there any way I... | 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

  • Riding The Winds Of Fashion, Part 3

    Warning! This is a fairly advanced article. I try to write for players of all ratings, so sometimes I explore basic stuff, and other times I bow to the 1800-and-above crowd. Though the opening in question is too advanced for beginners, I hope that... | Read More


    • Verification of computer programs ratings

      There are continuing discussions if the today chess programs ratings (over 3000) are real or just a result of inflation, since the programs are playing only between themselves and not against human grandmasters. This could be verified by matching... | Read More

      • mcris
      • | Jul 29, 2014
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    • 2014 US Open Game 2

      In the 2nd round of the U.S. Open my opponent was playing in her first OTB tournament. And she picked the U.S. Open! I told her that not all chess tournaments were so glamorous and that damp church basements were more typical. After the game I ... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Jul 28, 2014
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    • #2 in DC

      After a disastrous performance in NewYork, I had few days to recoup my thoughts and energies for the 2nd DC International from June 26-30, 2014. This tournament is technically considered as a warmup for the World Open, but looking at the prize fun... | Read More

      • aspired
      • | Jul 27, 2014
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    • Jurek Chess Engines Rating - first test chess engine: Coiled 0.2b

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      • Jotes64
      • | Jul 27, 2014
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    • Finally did it!

      Today I finally did it! I reached my goal of no longer having more losses than wins in bullet chess: my new record in bullet, after having played 11,256 games (!) (a lot of late nights staying up until 2 am or so...), is an even 5,448 wins, 5,448 ... | Read More


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  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... Read More »

  • Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

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    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, born October 21, 1990, is a French Grandmaster.  In 2002, he was 2nd in the World Under-14 Championship.  In 2005, he became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 4 months, the 7th youngest GM in history and the 2nd young... Read More »

  • Foygel, Igor

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    Igor Foygel was born in Kiev in 1947.  He represented the republic of Ukraine in national youth chess competitions.  He became a master in 1974 and later became an International Master of Correspondence Chess.  He immigrated to the United State... Read More »

  • Abreu Delgado, Aryam

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    Aryam Abreu-Delgado was born on July 9, 1978 in Cuba.  He was awarded the Grandmaster title in 2008.  His best Elo rating was 2502 in 2008.  In 2007, he took 4th place in the Cuban Championship.  He took 1st place at the Capablanca Memorial Op... Read More »

  • Addison, William Grady

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    William Grady Addison, born Nov 28, 1933, is considered the best Go player among chess masters.   He was born in Baton Rouge, came to San Francisco in the 1950s, and was the area’s strongest player for 20 years.  He became an International Ma... Read More »