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  • 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

  • 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

  • 10 Chess Facts You Might Not Know

    If you’re reading this article, you’re probably well-informed on chess in general. So you already know that Chess.com offers an extensive library of chess news, articles, videos, openings information, training tools, and lessons... | Read More

  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 5

    Unorthodox Chess Players Einet890 asked a few questions, but I will only answer one here, and one other next time I do a Q&A article. Mr. Einet890, I’ll answer this question for everyone, though you’re welcome to use the ans... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, July 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Dubai Heights “As a chess journalist I have travelled quite a lot and I have seen many interesting places. The farthest to th... | Read More


    • Rating: Ranking and percentage for live chess

      Chess.com, I noticed that for my "online" rating, it shows my "rank" (place out of total players) and "percentage" (percentage of players that I am above). I enjoy these two numbers very much, and I would LOVE to have these numbers for ALL of my ... | Read More

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    • Beating GM Maxim Dlugy on ICC

      On Thursday, July 24th, I participated in the Banter Blitz event on the Internet Chess Club. Banter Blitz is where a GM or strong titled player takes on 15 ICC members in back to back 3 minute+ 2 sec. increment blitz games. I got a chance to play ... | 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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    • dodgy

      im surprised,at the progress of some players, ratings shooting up,others improving ,dramatically, hmmmm. maybe they had their weetabix | Read More

      • ubedizzy
      • | Jul 24, 2014
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    • Correspondence Chess - My Experiences So Far

      My main training goal is to acheive a master-level rating OTB. However, with four childrean under the age of 8, I don't have a whole lot of free time to spend traveling to and playing in OTB tournaments. This is where correspondence chess fits per... | Read More

      • Ace_Club
      • | Jul 24, 2014
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  • Karch, Robert

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    Robert Alfred Karch (1930-2010) was born on March 24, 1930.  He was active in organized chess for over 60 years.   Robert played chess for the Lincoln High School team in Tacoma Washington in the 1940s.  He enlisted in the United States Army ... Read More »

  • Pogonina, Natalia

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    Natalia Pogonina (born on March 9, 1985) is one of the best female chess players in the world. Woman Grandmaster (WGM), three-times European champion (U16, twice U18), bronze prize winner at the World Championship (U18) and European Women Champi... Read More »

  • Elo, Arpad Emrick

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    Arpad Elo (1903-1992) was born in Egyhazaskeszo, Hungary, he moved to the United States with his parents in 1913.  He played in 37 consecutive state championships in Wisconsin, from 1933 to 1969, winning the title 7 times (1935, 1937, 1940, 1... Read More »

  • Cunningham, George

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    George Cunningham was born in Maine on March 25, 1909.  He was a college professor in Maine.  In 1978, he was Executive Director for the United States Chess Federation (USCF).  In 1980, he was the ratings statician for the USCF and ... Read More »

  • unusually good chess players

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    These famous people not only were avid chess players, but established the following ratings.  I'm not sure why, but leftist dictators and revolutionaries seem to be unusually good chess players. Alan Alda (actor) ... Read More »