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  • Do Chess Players Cheat?

    There’s cheating in chess? What a silly question. Of course there is, and the transgressions are many and varied. But when I came to the game as a callow youth, I didn't pay much attention to it. Naturally, I knew certain practices were i... | 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

  • The 12 Most Interesting Chess Players Ever

    Who are the most interesting chess players of all time? It’s an interesting question. Are we talking about the best players ever? Even that’s a tricky thing to define. Are the best players the most accomplished? We could go by supe... | Read More

  • Did Hollywood Get 'Pawn Sacrifice' Right?

    By now many members have seen the first trailer for Pawn Sacrifice, the Hollywood movie based on the rise of Bobby Fischer to world chess champion. We've known for a while that Spiderman, or rather Tobey Maguire, was to play the fiv... | Read More

  • Manny

     Chess often forms a juncture with various disciplines such as literature, poetry, music, painting or films.  The point where they meet can be symbolic, thematic or just a hook meant to reel in the audience.  Certain artists or writers are, in... | Read More

    • Ke tlhoka ba botlhale ba ngkanetse(Sorry Setswana is my first language, good luck trynazi my spellin

      I need the ***logically*** adept to dismiss my treachery. 10 minutes ago · Quote · Edit · Delete · #1 Hiswill      Reabetswe Matsimenyane Manche 20 hrs ·    Uhm what was I gonna troll. Nah this one legit, bro. I h... | Read More

      • Hiswill
      • | Oct 1, 2015
    • Chess Grandmasters have average intelligence ?

      Chess grandmasters have average intelligence | Governor's Woods Foundation In today's encore excerpt - chess grandmasters have average cognitive skills and average memories for matters outside of chess, and only show their e... | Read More

      • 1Chessdoc
      • | Sep 6, 2015
    • Sexy Chess...i don't think so...

      Sexy Chess...i don't think so... Although it’s hard to claim having Magnus Carlsen as a photogenic World Champion has catapulted chess into the limelight in anywhere other than Norway there’s been no lack of mass media interest in the royal g... | Read More

      • Alexchex
      • | Sep 4, 2015
    • MY TIME IS NOW!!!!

      Your time is up, my time is now You can't see me, my time is now It's the franchise, boy I'm shinin' now You can't see me, my time is now! In case you forgot or fell off I'm still hot - knock your shell off My money stack fat plus I can't turn th... | Read More

    • Plycounter Electronic Scoresheet

      Overview PlyCounter is a USCF certified electronic scoresheet designed to record chess games. Moves are entered on the touch screen that displays the board and pieces, using the included stylus. The algebraic notation of the last moves is displ... | Read More

      • GM_Nikhil
      • | Aug 18, 2015

  • Fredkin Prize

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    A $100,000 prize created in 1980 by computer science professor Edward Fred kin, for the first computer to beat a reigning world chess champion.  The prize was awarded to the inventors of the Deep Blue machine in 1997.  Deep Blue beat wor... Read More »