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Crazy-Tournament
Crazy-Tournament
Location: Ranchi, India
Joined: 3/25/15
Last Online: 3/26/15
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England-Tournament
England-Tournament
Location: Dehradun, India
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Friend-Tournament
Friend-Tournament
Location: Ranchi, India
Joined: 3/24/15
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Chesskid-Tournament
Chesskid-Tournament
Location: Mumbai, India
Joined: 3/23/15
Last Online: 3/23/15
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Village-Tournament
Village-Tournament
Location: Jaipur, India
Joined: 3/22/15
Last Online: 3/22/15
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  • The Northern Gambit

    The Northern Gambit   The moves of the  Danish or Northern Gambit are 1. e4 e5  2. d4 exd4 3. c3 -   after which Black can accept the gambit with 3...dxc3 or decline it in a variety of ways. The Danish or Northern Gambit      As t... | Read More

  • What If Death Match 31 Were Competitive Eating?

    What if Chess.com added a food consumption element to its Death Matches? On which meal would GMs Sam Shankland and Georg Meier prefer to gorge? For this and other pressing and non-pressing questions, we caught up with the players. You can read b... | Read More

  • The Master's Bulletin, March 2015

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Tournaments, tournaments... “The month of February used to have one big event: Linares. This year there were no less than fiv... | Read More

  • Fill Out Your Bracket To Win Prizes

    The sports network ESPN estimates that 70 million college basketball brackets will be filled out this week in the United States alone. You can get in on the fun by joining the official Chess.com college basketball bracket contest. Play along wit... | Read More

  • Little Mother

         In the 1890s women's chess in England, as in most places, was considered nearly inconsequential.  To bring this arena to the forefront required dedication, energy and persistance.  It so happened that many of the women who had those re... | Read More


    • 2015 Arkansas Open

      This past weekend I played in the Arkansas Open in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  The location for the tournament was atop Mt. Sequoyah, basically a large hill located on the east side of town.  The venue for the tournament was changed a few weeks bef... | Read More

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    • Monthly Blog: March 2015

      Spring has finally sprung. It took it long enough. Anywho, it's time for this month's Monthly Blog. This was taken from a pretty big tournament I participated in. I was black, and plz enjoy! | Read More

    • In Conversation with Woman International Master Alexey Root!

      (This interview was initially published in March 2015 on our blog; view it here!) A phenomenal chess player, renowned lecturer, and prolific writer, Woman International Master Alexey Root does it all. Indeed— not only has Dr. Root won a myria... | Read More

    • Farewell Chess.com

         Due to the fact that I'm going to high school, I need to study more. I plan on graduating at 16. And going to college at 17. Because of this, at the end of this year, I'll be done with chess. At least until I get into college or past that. Th... | Read More

    • Chess Improvement in 200 days: day 100

      So its been 100 days since I started chess improvement in 200 days. And it is also 100 days before the tournaments, namely zonal. I'm abit dissappointed with the amount of study and effort I put in so far. Still managed to get some stuff done. M... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Chajes, Oscar

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    Oscar Chajes was born in Brody, Galacia, Austria-Hungary (what is now Ukraine) on December 14, 1873.  In 1909 he was the winner of the U.S. Open in Excelsior, Minnesota.  He became secretary of the Isaac L. Rice Progressive Chess Club.  In 1... Read More »

  • China

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    The Chinese Emperor Wen-ti executed two foreign chess players after learning that one of the pieces was called "Emperor."  He was upset that his title of Emperor could be associated with a mere game and forbade the game.  Chinese chess is played... Read More »

  • Japan

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    Chess Facts related to Japan. During World War II, the Japanese confiscated chess books thinking they were military codes. In 1962, they held their first international chess tournament, organized by the Japanese Chess Federation, in Yokohama. It... Read More »

  • Abbasov, Farid

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    Farid Abbasov was born in Azerbaijan on January 30, 1979.  In 1997, he took 2nd place in the European Youth Chess Championships.  He became a grandmaster in 2007.  Tournament results include: 1st at Alushta 2004; 1st at Kireevsk in 2004; 2nd a... Read More »

  • Computers

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    The first chess effort on the part of a computer is a mate in 2 programmed in 1949 on a Ferranti digital machine. The first computer program that played proper chess was written at MIT by Alex Bernstein in 1959. The Massachusetts Amateur Champions... Read More »