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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


      This tourney is open for all unrated players as well as players with ratings 1150-1250 (who never timed out...). A good opportunity getting a rating!All games  starting when all spots are filled!  Unrated Players Tourney - Dec 2014 0 48 hours ... | Read More

    • Tutorial - The Free TD Software Vega

      I recently created a YouTube tutorial for new or aspiring tournament directors using the free tournament direction software, Vega. The tutorial is included at the bottom of this post, and you may also watch it directly via my youtube channel linke... | Read More

    • Simul with Aussiedj

      Hi everybody! On Thursday at 5PM (Sydney/Australia time) I will be running a simul. I will only allow Under 1000 in online chess or live standard to play this simul, unless you're invited. Here are more details If 1-5 players join, the time cont... | Read More

      • aussiedj
      • | Nov 17, 2014
    • Unrated but Not Unfun

      This weekend I played in an unrated tournament that was held at my local college. I knew I was the favorite but it wouldn't be a walk-over victory. In the 1st round I faced Bruce, someone I have I played many, many times. He is a dangerous vetera... | Read More

    • The Short Not So Happy Loss of Jdcannon

      Welcome to another set of JD's losses. For those just joining us please check out my first post at: http://www.chess.com/blog/jdcannon/testing where you will hear all about my failures as a chess player as well as my personal challenge.  A sligh... | Read More

      • jdcannon
      • | Nov 15, 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 »