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  • The 5 Best Computer Chess Engines

    Computers are the future of chess. Almost everyone agrees on that. But the statement doesn’t go far enough. By and large, computers are also the present of chess. With the question of man vs. machine long-ago settled over the chessboard,... | Read More

  • 4 Tips To Bounce Back From A Tough Tournament

     The only thing worse than having a bad tournament is having to play another tournament immediately after. If you’re not careful, you may allow your poor performance to affect your subsequent results. Follow the tips below to bounce ... | Read More

  • Manny

     Chess often forms a juncture with various disciplines such as literature, poetry, music, painting or films.  The point where they meet can be symbolic, thematic or just a hook meant to reel in the audience.  Certain artists or writers are, in... | Read More

  • Can A GM And Rybka Beat Stockfish?

    Around June, Rubik's Cube extraordinaire and chess aficionado Tyson Mao approached me with a fascinating proposal. Together with his friend Jesse Levinson, Tyson was exploring the current state of computer chess engines. It is well establis... | Read More

  • The 7 Best Upcoming Chess.com Events

    Chess fans have a lot to look forward to at Chess.com. If you like big-time chess events, you're going to love this spring.  Yesterday, a charity fundraising simul hosted by world-number-nine GM Anish Giri online on Chess.com's live serve... | Read More

    • 66.6 hours of Tactics Trainer Later

      By pure coincidence I just noticed that i have apparently done 66.6 hours of tactics trainer, starting March 15th last year and going through until now. 6227 puzzles and 66.6 hours of my life later I I am consistently hovering around the 1600-1700... | Read More

      • MClode
      • | May 23, 2015
    • My luckiest win

      In 2005 I played I in the club championsship against a guy rated more than 100 rating points above me. Nice to deliver mate with a pawn in the middlegame. | Read More

      • pHUMpK1Ns
      • | May 23, 2015
    • OTB Tournament Games 4 and 5

      In Round 4 i played against some guy with around 1900 national rating and 2000 fide elo. He is strong in tactics and i have not checked every possible threat of him. So after two inaccurate moves in the opening it was already a good position for h... | Read More

    • Team matches management success factors

       Team matches management success factors – answer and join in Here I would like to stress importance of two factors for the development, cooperation, success and harmony in the team management activities. 1. Team communication and 2. Part... | Read More

      • gorlap
      • | May 20, 2015
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    • OTB Tournament Games 2 and 3

      Here are my next two games. In round two i mixed up the moves in the opening and had no good ideas in the middle game. I had a really bad position. But the opponent needed to much time so i set everything on a really bad swindle and finally won on... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • 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 »

  • Oll, Lembit

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    Lemibt Oll was born in April 23, 1966 in Hohtla-Jarve, Estonia.  In 1982, he was chess champion of Estonia.  In 1983, he was awarded the International Master title.  In 1984, he was junior champion of the USSR.  From 1992 through 1998, he play... Read More »