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  • Giving Up On Chess? -- The Zalakaros Open

    After six rounds of the Zalakaros Open in Hungary, I had four points -- which was not a bad score, since the average of my opponents' ratings was high. Earlier in the tournament, I was sure that it was time for me to give up chess, or at... | Read More

  • What Is The Greatest Brilliancy Ever?

    From time to time I put together various reader questions and comments (while ignoring the “Die Silman Die!” raves) and share them with the good folks on Chess.com. I try to give a good mix of subjects so that there will be a bit of so... | Read More

  • Marathon Games In The Zalakaros Open

    In part one of my series on the Zalakaros Open, I described coming to Hungary and showed the first three games I played in the tournament. Honestly, the tournament didn't have a good start. Not only did I lose with the white pieces against GM Ga... | Read More

  • Who Will Have The Faster Finger In Death Match 32?

    We've known for a while that the former world blitz number-one GM Maxim Dlugy would play in this month's Death Match 32. Now we know his opponent: blitz maven and past Death Match champion IM Yaacov Norowitz. The match will be three hours of bli... | Read More

  • Reader Questions: French Defense And A 2000 Rating Goal

    I’m still going through some (sadly) neglected games, comments, and lectures. This time I’ll look at a game of one of the site’s best chess historians, Spektrowski, and I’ll also answer a question or two. The most p... | Read More


    • Seafair Open 2014

      I started my comeback tournament exactly the way I had started my very first tournament:  by losing, in this case to a 1700 player.  I learned a number of things from this game.  Chess clocks have gotten a lot more complicated ("increment" and ... | Read More

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    • After Long Absence

      In this blog I plan to record what it's like to come back to competitive chess after a long absence, so long that it sometimes feels like I've become a completely different person. When I was fifteen (in 1979) a girlfriend talked me into playing ... | Read More

      • mkkuhner
      • | Jul 2, 2015
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    • Newsletter #47 ~ 100 Days till Millionaire!

      With exactly 100 days to go till the first round of the 2nd edition of the Millionaire Chess Open, the excitement is already starting to build. Five hundred and twenty-five players including 47 GMs (up from 33 last year) have already thrown their... | Read More

    • Real game tactics 15: with puzzles from games between Hikaru Nakamura and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

      This is real game tactics 15, with puzzles from games on chess.com between GM Hikaru Nakamura (Fide rating: 2814, #4 of the world) and GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fide rating: 2731, #26 of the world). 1: White to move and win 2: Black to move a... | Read More

      • vc153415
      • | Jul 2, 2015
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    • World Open, Round 2

      Another round, another teenage girl opponent. This one was from Kyrgizstan, with no USCF rating. She was assigned a rating of 1750 for pairing purposes based on her FIDE rating in the low 1600s, but it is pretty clear that her post-tournament rati... | Read More


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  • Patzer

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    Patzer is basically when you have a minimal rating in chess. Read More »

  • Kenny Solomon

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    Kenny Solomon 8 October 1979 is a South African chess International Master. He took up chess at the age of 13, inspired by his elder brother’s qualification for the Chess Olympiad in Manila in 1992. Borrowing a chess book from him to study,... Read More »

  • 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 »