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  • Reaching GM Potential And Compensation

    Reaching One’s GM Chess Potential Chess.com member Philippe Silex777 asked: I have been reading your articles for a while now and have a question that I can’t find a satisfying answer to. It’s pretty simple: You wrote books a... | Read More

  • 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

  • GM Serper's Chess Video Quiz

    This is the time of the year when kids are passing their final exams in school, so I decided to offer a quiz for our readers too. We did regular chess tests before (for example, here and here), so today I decided to try something new. You... | Read More

  • Ups And Downs In Life And Chess: Zalakaros Open

    It has been some time since I wrote about my own tournaments or annotated my own games. In general, it seems more legitimate and honest to annotate one's own games. You know precisely what was going on in your head, you remember your emotions, wha... | Read More


    • Prodigy Program - August 2015 Registration Open

      This is a detailed article regarding Chess.com University's Prodigy Program. Please read this post in its entirety if you are a new student or a prospective student wanting to join the program in August. Most importantly, registration for all thre... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
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    • 2015 Alabama Dual-Rated Championships

      Last Saturday I participated in the Alabama Dual-Rated Championships. The tournament is so named because with the time control of 45|10, both classical and quick USCF ratings are affected. Tournament Prep: Recently I had become an Expert after h... | Read More

      • SJFG
      • | Aug 3, 2015
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    • How Chess Rating Reflect the Ability of the Player ?

      from Yahoo Best Answer:  Chess ratings roughly reflect the following hierarchy of ability and commitment to the game: 1000-1200. Corresponds to average casual players, for example, players who have never participated in a tournament, or read a ... | Read More

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      • | Aug 2, 2015
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    • Newsletter #49: The Bar Rises!

      Fabby joins the party! The biggest news of the past two weeks is the recent entry of Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana into the Millionaire Chess Open. Fabby, as he is affectionately called, is undoubtedly one of the world’s best players, rising to a... | Read More

    • British Chess Championships 2015 U180

      The British Chess Championships 2015 is being held at Warwick University in Coventry. My father and I travelled there for a week to play in the U180 graded section, which, strangely, used ECF grade boundaries but FIDE ratings for seeding. This mea... | Read More


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 »