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  • The All-Time World Chess Champion Bracket: Finals

    Who is the greatest world chess champion ever? Magnus Carlsen defeated Vishy Anand yesterday in the 2014 world chess championship in Sochi to defend his title. Meanwhile, the All-Time World Chess Championship... | Read More

  • Ryan Wins Pandolfini's Class Chess Tournament

    Professor: Well class, it's all over. Zephyr: You mean life itself? Professor: No, just the class tournament. Zephyr: Oh that. Hale: I thought it was a pretty good event. Professor: In fact, let's give a big hand to our new class champio... | Read More

  • All About Mary

          Mary Weiser Bain always seemed to have gotten lost in the shadows of Mona May Karff and Gisela Gresser.  But this pioneer of women's chess in the United States played no less a role.  While Gresser was home-grown, Mary Bain was born in... | Read More

  • Play Magnus App Review

    Review by Christine VanCott Play Magnus is a free chess smartphone app available for Apple iOS (and recently) Android. It includes 99 game levels, training videos, and an interactive tournament feature. The app runs quickly ... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, November 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Gelfand the Great There was one top GM who played the Baku Grand Prix, the Tashkent Grand Prix ánd the Petrosian Memorial (Novemb... | Read More


    • Titled Tuesday! - Definitely "too weak, too slow".

      I took part in my first Titled Tuesday event which ended 7 1/2 hours ago and got pulverized 1.5/8 before the Chess.com pairing program mercifully gave me a last round 1 point bye for a final score of 2.5/9 (40th position out of 70 players). I coul... | Read More

      • juniortay
      • | Nov 25, 2014
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    • Tis the Season to Level Up Your Chess

      Hello Chess.com users! Here is a game I played this month at the Kings Island Open in Ohio. The tournament was won by US Champ Gata Kamsky. I myself had a good start winning my first three games, here is my second round effort.     I teach... | Read More

      • Boorchess
      • | Nov 25, 2014
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    • Inspiration #4: Exchange Sacs in the Ukrainian Championship

      The final Carlsen - Anand game must be considered one of the most interesting World Championship watch games for many reasons. Anand's b5!! was fascinating and seemed to offer him chances to pressure. However, it seems clear that the exchange sac ... | Read More

    • Challenge Magnus Carlsen on Chess.com

      PRESS RELEASE -- Chess.com LLC has partnered with World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen and his company Play Magnus, who have created the app of the same namesake. Below you'll read about this exclusive opportunity to challenge Carlsen live. B... | Read More

    • My simul game against Peter Heine Nielsen

      Back in 2003 when I was a chess newbie, GM Peter Heine Nielsen Fide 2600+, the (at that time) best nordic player visited the local chess club to give a lecture and play a simul against 21 players. Peter has been the second of Anand for many years,... | Read More

      • pHUMpK1Ns
      • | Nov 24, 2014
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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 »