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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

    • Grandmaster Valeriy Aveskulov's Simul

      Grandmaster Valeriy Aveskulov will be playing an online chess simul on Sunday, May 10th, 2015 at 1:45 PM Pacific Time (PDT) right here on Chess.com! The games will be played in Chess.com's Live Chess server. The time control is 45|45; that is, 4... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | May 9, 2015
    • The Return of the Blog

      Hmm...how does a blog work again?                It's been a while since anyone's seen a blog post by me.  Roughly 2 and a half years, actually.  So what's inspired me to come out of hiding?  Nothing in particular, actua... | Read More

      • JMB2010
      • | Apr 24, 2015
    • Lessons from the Philly Open / (My) Quest To GM

      Well, it's been quite some time since I seriously thought about chess, but now - for whatever reason - the inevitable allure of the GM title speaks to me once more. I've never been what one might consider a particularly strong player, particularly... | Read More

    • ACC April 2015

      Since CMU is in the midst of a four-day break, I thought it a good time to visit the Akron Chess Club's monthly tournament. Amusingly, the 18-player Open section (which included 4 masters and the rest split between experts/class A players) was con... | Read More

    • Free Training Games

      Free training games for players rated 1200-1500. All unrated which will allow comments on the positions in the game as they occur. Must be able to enter into reasonably detailed dialogue in English. Just comment if you're interested and I'll get i... | Read More

      • Anarchos61
      • | Apr 18, 2015

  • 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 »