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  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Lost In Losing

    Topic for next month: Speed Chess (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.)   Question 1: (Submitted by War... | Read More

  • What If Death Match 31 Were Competitive Eating?

    What if Chess.com added a food consumption element to its Death Matches? On which meal would GMs Sam Shankland and Georg Meier prefer to gorge? For this and other pressing and non-pressing questions, we caught up with the players. You can read b... | Read More

  • The Master's Bulletin, March 2015

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Tournaments, tournaments... “The month of February used to have one big event: Linares. This year there were no less than fiv... | Read More

  • Dreams: The Secret Formula For Chess Success

    In general, most players view imbalances as positional commodities. However, though that’s certainly true, one also has to learn to recognize dynamic and tactical imbalances. To be a good player, you need to learn as many tactical and posi... | Read More

  • You Can Play Hikaru Nakamura This Saturday

    Have you ever wanted to take on the best chess player in the United States and one of the top players in the world? You'll get your chance this Saturday, as GM Hikaru Nakamura joins Chess.com for a very special online event. Nakamura, currentl... | Read More

    • Zhao Xue vs. Natalija Pogonina, WWCC 2015, 0-1

      World Women's Chess Championship 2015 Quarter Final Round 2 White: GM Zhao Xue, China, 29 years old, women's ratings #11 Black: WGM Natalija Pogonina, Russia, 30 years old, women's ratings #31 | Read More

    • Mariya Muzychuk vs. Humpy Koneru, WWCC 2015, 1-0

      World Women's Chess Championship 2015 Quarter Final Round 1 White: WGM Mariya Muzychuk, Ukraine, 22 years old, women's ratings #12 Black: GM Humpy Koneru, India, 27 years old, women's ratings #3 | Read More

    • Op Ed -- The best way to learn

      "Any fool can know.  The point is to understand."  Albert Eintstein.   I recently came across a post in the notes of the DHLC (Dan Heisman Learning Center) where a member questioned the usefulness of a particular form of training.  Some memb... | Read More

    • Thoughts on the March Magnus.

        This was a fun day.   There were four sections, U-1000, U-1400, U-1800, and Open.  I had originally planned to play U-1000,  but checking over the registration material saw that it was set up for scholastic players - shorter time control, a... | Read More

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      • | Mar 22, 2015
    • The reason for the Pathological,psychois male chess player's.

      Strategic Behavior across Gender:A Comparison of Female and MaleExpert Chess PlayersChrister GerdesSOFI, Stockholm Universityand IZAPatrik GränsmarkSOFI, Stockholm University5.3. Discussion of resultsWe have looked at different outcomes aimed at ... | Read More

      • 1Chessdoc
      • | Mar 20, 2015

Video Lessons

  • 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 »