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  • Monster Opening Preparation, Part 2

    In our second installment of Monster Opening Preparation (part 1 here), we’ll take a look at two of the most famous “prep” games ever. Both are highlighted by legends concerning the length of time they prepared/analyzed/pondered ... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: the 1948 World Championship Tournament

    Shortly after the end of World War II, Alexander Alekhine died, allegedly by choking, in a mostly empty hotel on the windswept coast of Portugal. He left the world championship crown vacant, for the first time since Steinitz became the first wor... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #42 - Trivial or Quadrivial?

    Professor: Welcome, class. Are you ready for some chess? Class: Yes we are, Professor. Professor: I thought today we’d take it easy and look at a few trouble-free problems, nothing special. With various tournaments coming up, it can’t h... | Read More

  • The Kolisch Supplement

         Recently, IM Jeremy Silman contributed an article featuring the talent of Ignatz Kolisch, one of the strongest, if not the strongest, player during the 1860s.       Mr. Silman's article, Kolisch: Unknown Tactical Monster, demonstra... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 1a

    A Chess.com reader recently recommended a game where White (a 2700 grandmaster) made use of an interesting maneuver he (the reader) had never seen before. After seeing the sequence below, many questions may arise, and one might be left wonderin... | Read More


    • Does Playing Chess Make You Smarter?

      Chess has evolved into a well-loved strategy game among people of all ages since it was first played in Afghanistan back in 600 AD.  Since the very nature of the game calls for mental acuity and perceptiveness among many other skills, a person’... | Read More

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    • 10 Benefits of Chess regarding health

      10 Benefits of Chess regarding Health Chess is one of the most popular games in world. Chess emerged from southern Europe during the 2nd half of 15th century. It gained popularity to such an extent that nowadays international chess tournaments a... | Read More

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    • Status

       Ratings Online Chess 1416 Highest: 1833 (Mar 8, 2010) Avg. Opp.: 1479 Best Win: 2132 (podbacx) Today‘s Rank: #86,721 of 426,881 (79.2%) Total Games: 6968 (3145 W/ 3696 L / 127 D) Chess960 1201 Highest: 1525 (Jul 11, 2009) Avg. Opp.: 12... | Read More

    • Ruy López de Segura

      Rodrigo (Ruy) López de Segura (c. 1530 – c. 1580) was a Spanish priest and later bishop in Segura and is also widely considered as the Father of Chess Theory. His 1561 book, Libro de la invención liberal y arte del juego del Axedrez, is said... | Read More

    • Ben Franklin and the "Imorality" of Chess in the Nineteenth Century

      It is common for most historians of chess in the United States of America to start with Ben Franklin. Franklin was, after all, a noted devote of the game. In addition to mentioning his fondness for chess in his Autobiography (1791), twelve years ... | Read More



  • 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 »