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  • 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

  • Studying Master Games and Berkmaster's First Over-The-Board Tournament Battle

    I was a bit surprised at the comments about the study of master games made under my last Q & A (Snarky Silman, blah, blah, blah). As is always the case, everyone of every rating had an opinion. I’ve already written about this several tim... | Read More

    • Do amateur chess players deserve the Millionaire Chess event?

      I believe Mr. Ashley asked a similar question months before the event. After a week in Vegas I have tried to gather my thoughts. There are many questions that lay ahead, and I do not pretend to know all the answers. I do know though, this is a c... | Read More

    • 1200 vs 1900 Draw

       Ands (1947)  BulletImmortal (Unrated) draw 1|12 30 Oct 18, 2014 View 1.f4b6 2.Nf3Bb7 3.e3d6 4.Bb5+Nd7 5.d4a6 6.Ba4e6 7.O-OBe7 8.c4Nf6 9.Nc3Ng4 10.Bd2O-O 11.Rc1c5 12.Bc2cxd4 13.Nxd4Nh6 14.Qh5e5 15.Nde2Nf6 16.Qh3Bc8 17.f5Nfg4 18.Nd5Bf6 19.Qf3Bb... | Read More

    • Manpasand Gymkhana Open fide rating tournament

      Hii Friends.This is to show you my first rating tournament's games.Which was held in my lovely city ahmedabad.My perfomance was too bad.I met my friend gourav(warrior200)there.I will show you my big blunders.I got 4 points out of 9.Bt all points i... | Read More

    • How the new FIDE rating system is flawed

      This blogpost is about some of the unintended consequences of the new FIDE rating rules, effective from July 2014. The main change is that players are awarded an rating after only five rated opponents. This is too few, since it makes your initial... | Read More

      • Tapani
      • | Oct 6, 2014
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    • My First OTB Tournament - Day 2

      For Day 1 click here - http://www.chess.com/blog/PATOMARK/my-first-otb-tournament---day-1So day 2 was upon me and I woke up feeling very nervous. I knew that I was going to be playing some high rated players this day, and I was not at all confide... | Read More

      • PATOMARK
      • | Sep 24, 2014

  • 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 »