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  • Q&A with Coach Heisman May 16, 2014

    "I am stuck at 1700. Does that make me studid?" "Is there a correlation between chess rating and IQ?" One of the world's leading physicists and expert on string theory is Ed Witten. Ed took up chess for a while and what was his rating? 1700. I d... | Read More

  • Expertise in Chess Players

    Learning and mastery of a skill is a complicated process, especially when the endeavor involves the mind. For reasons along this line, psychologists have studied how expert chess players excel. The famous psychologist Alfred Binet once stated, “... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Dec 13, 2013

    "I know doing basic tactics puzzles is good for me but I don't have much fun doing them. How can I make them more fun?" A great question. But of course the answer depends on a large part of what is preventing that study from being fun. It might b... | Read More

  • Having Fun With Blunders

    Recently I was involved in a small discussion about blunders and was shocked that the term’s meaning wasn’t as rock solid as I had thought. Everyone is used to symbols like “?” (poor or bad move), “?!” (dubious), “!” (good or exce... | Read More

  • Reuben Fine: Speed Demon

         Today, especially on the Internet, fast games are probably more the rule than the exception.  Most of the fast games played fall under the "Blitz" and "Bullet" or "Lightning" heading. Time clocks, particularly automatic ones such as che... | Read More

    • UMBC Open U1800

      I haven't made a public blog of a tournament before, but this tournament was an interesting one for me, and even though I only scored 2/5, it was the first tournament where I showed that I could compete with Class C-B level players. Coming into ... | Read More

      • dpnorman
      • | May 17, 2014
    • Nakamura and Vachier-Lagrave playing Live Chess

      Hi folks, today I was lucky enough to catch two of the strongest GMs in the world playing some live games here, on chess.com. I though it might be a good idea to record their games so that everyone can see them playing live chess. First it was H... | Read More

    • A Cunning Chess Opening Repertoire for White

      WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014 A Cunning Chess Opening Repertoire for White A Cunning Chess Opening Repertoire for White Graham Burgess Gambit 2013 256 pages 23.95 paperback 9.95 Kindle Edition When I received this book for review, I decided to ... | Read More

      • BWhited
      • | May 14, 2014
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    • GM norm for Mighty Molton

      Congratulations to Aussie (and Queensland!) IM Moulthun Ly for winning the very strong Sydney International Chess Open, and at the same time picking up a valuable Grandmaster norm. After this performance, and given his past history, I'm betting Au... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Apr 30, 2014
    • Getting to the Bottom of the Bughouse

      I'm not there yet .... maybe never will be .... one question .... one elusive answer... What is Bughouse? a) A south Cali VW parts retailer. (Dude ..... where dya get those Ghia tins?) b) Not all there. (Dude .... your ol lady is bughouse about... | Read More

  • Kramnik, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Kramnik, born June 25, 1975, is a Russian Grandmaster (1992) and world champion (2000-2007) who defeated Garry Kasparov in 2000 in the Brain Games World Championship in London.This was the 14th World Chess Championship.This was the first ... Read More »

  • Robertie, William

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    Bill Robertie was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on July 9, 1946.  He is a chess master and former winner of the U.S. chess speed championship.  In 1965, he tied for first in the USCF Golden Knights Correspondence Chess Championship, b... Read More »

  • Webb, Simon

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    Simon Webb (1949-2005) was an International Master (1977) and Correspondence Grandmaster (1983).  In 1966 he won the British Under-18 championship.  In 1969 he tied for 1st place (with Richard Eales) in the British Universities’ Ch... Read More »

  • Castling

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    Castling is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn.  Castling can only occur if there are no pieces standing between the king and the rook.  Neither king nor rook may have moved from its original po... Read More »