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  • 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

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Jun 27, 2014

    "I did action X and gained Y rating points so I suggest everyone should do that." This claim came up during the show, raising the question: How helpful it would be for others to follow the suggestion? In order to address this issue, we should sta... | Read More


    • Cheaters

      I understand thata  chess player's Online Chess ratings will almost always be a lot higher than Live ratings.This is beacuse there is a lot more time to contemplate our decision and there is very little pressure. I have never accused any players... | Read More

    • Ratings

      What has happened to the ability  to specify the rating of the person you are matched with? | Read More

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    • My Lord I am rusty, but... that doesn't mean I can't win.

      It's been a while since I've written a blog, and a lot has changed. My last blog post was about breaking the 2000 barrier, and this new one is on rustyness. (http://www.chess.com/blog/SuperJudenSauce/my-best-israel-games-breaking-the-2000-barrier)... | Read More

    • Did the Soviets Collude? A Statistical Analysis of Championship Chess 1940-64

      http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=905612 Did the Soviets Collude? A Statistical Analysis of Championship Chess 1940-64 Charles C. Moul (Miami University) and John V. Nye (George Mason University), 2006 Abstract We expand the s... | Read More

    • Chess Ratings at Chess.com (and chesskid.com) Explained!

      On the internet, there are thousands of theories on how chess ratings from FICS or chess.com compare to USCF or FIDE. Many are mindless "online ratings are inflated -- that's a fact of life" but some are thought-out statistical theories. I am goin... | Read More


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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 »