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  • 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

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Jun 27, 2014

    "I did action X and gained Y rating points so I suggest everyone should do that." This claim came up during the show, raising the question: How helpful it would be for others to follow the suggestion? In order to address this issue, we should sta... | Read More

  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 3

    Today we’ll look at three games and one comment. Each entry has important instructive points that are well worth pondering. We’ll start with the comment, alluding to my article, You Have It He Doesn’t! Part 1, which was all about... | Read More


    • Still Unrated

      While I have successfully resisted the urge to play blitz games, I have also allowed all my chess efforts to stop for the past 8 weeks. Too much travelling about, celebrations, seeing friends, family, studies, all of that left little time for ches... | Read More

      • simplydt
      • | Jan 30, 2015
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      • | 1 comment
    • Chess Exibitions!

      Hey Guys!   I will be hosting a Standard Exibition at (GMT+1:00) 2:30 PM so you can challenge me for some unrated games!   hope to see you over the board! | Read More

      • GMRainz
      • | Jan 15, 2015
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    • Learning From Practice Games (and other people's mistakes)

      There's only a certain amount of rated (official) games that one can play. Given this fact, it's important to learn from other people's mistakes and to learn from mistakes made in practice (unrated) games. If you only learn from rated games, you a... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Jan 12, 2015
      • | 839 views
      • | 3 comments
    • And the moral of the story is (again) -- DON'T PLAY WHEN SICK

      My name is Cris Angel.  I like to hang queens.  (((((sigh)))) I HATE forfeits.  So I didn't want to have to say I was ill and take a forfeit loss.  But I have been ill for over two weeks now. This feels like the virus that will never go awa... | Read More

    • 1st All India FIDE Rating Chess Tournament 2014 (Upto 10 std)

      Hey all. Yet again a blog full of games and stories. This is a time tournament on which i had lot of expectations to increase my rtg and get a prize. But neither of it happened. I got a score of 6/9 with -2 rating and 35th position. My friend cum ... | Read More

      • Warrior200
      • | Jan 1, 2015
      • | 423 views
      • | 17 comments


  • 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 »