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  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Lost In Losing

    Topic for next month: Speed Chess (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.)   Question 1: (Submitted by War... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Back In The Game

    Topic for next month: Chess Teaching (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions outside of that theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments. If I get a chance to tackle a different ty... | Read More

  • Chess.com University Simul with NM Dane Mattson

    Chess.com University Instructor NM Dane Mattson will be playing an online chess simul on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time (PDT) right here on Chess.com! The games will be played in Chess.com's Live Chess server. The time cont... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Kasparov vs. Karpov

    With Anatoly Karpov having "inherited" the world title, he was eager to win as many tournaments as possible to prove that he was worthy of the title. And this he did. Besides winning such tournaments as Milan 1975, Las Palmas 1977, Bugojno 1978... | Read More

  • 2nd Annual Wright Brothers Open

    Dear Chess.com Members. I want to inform all of you about an excellent chess tournament coming up in Dayton Ohio.With a guranteed prize pool of over 10,000 dollars the Wright Brothers Open promises to be one of the largest and most exciting chess ... | Read More

    • Good Games, Bad Games (Recap of my games in the 2015 Alabama Quick & Blitz Championships)

      Last Saturday I participated in two USCF tournaments. The first was the Alabama Quick Chess Championship. The second was the Alabama Blitz Chess Championship. In this blog post I analyze my games from the Quick Championship and briefly recap the b... | Read More

      • SJFG
      • | Jun 30, 2015
    • Kansas City Open

      This is my second over the board tournament (my first one I played in an U1200 & unrated section, so as you can imagine, I wasn't too fond of the idea of making that tournament into a blog). I was the lowest rated player in the Open section, w... | Read More

    • First OTB tournament

      This was my first Otb tournament, it was a summer swiss and upwards of 30 players attended, this game was in the last round, and as a result of winning this game I won 150$ which is a nice bonus, I'm playing black and my opponent is 1400 rating, I... | Read More

      • ruffers39
      • | Jun 28, 2015
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    • My Games #11: English and Spanish Waters

      We played 3 blitz games (3|2 unrated) in the live chess arena. I won 2-1. The opponent (freffref) is 2046 rated. Here are my wins analysed. English Four Knights Spanish Worrall Attack Check out my other blog posts! | Read More

      • Haggard-CC
      • | Jun 26, 2015
      • | 1 comment
    • Please help me with this app I'm new.

      Hello, chess players, I have a question about rated game play. My question is you posted on the FAQ that to check to see if your playing as rated game. By fallowing the prompts that are listed... It says to see if the game is being played as a... | Read More

  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... Read More »

  • Fish

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    In chess parlance, a fish is a term for a poor chess player. Although roughly synonymous with the dismissive colloquialisms patzer or woodpusher, there are distinctions. In general a "fish" is a player easily defeated... Read More »