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  • The 12 Most Interesting Chess Players Ever

    Who are the most interesting chess players of all time? It’s an interesting question. Are we talking about the best players ever? Even that’s a tricky thing to define. Are the best players the most accomplished? We could go by supe... | Read More

  • Berlin Endgame Video Series

    Test your knowledge: which opening did Vladimir Kramnik lean on to equalize his chances as Black in the 2000 world chess championship, where he would eventually defeat the greatest chess player of all time? Fill in the blank: The 2014 world ches... | Read More

  • 5 Great Chess Books For Beginners

    Like it or not, holiday gift-shopping season is now upon us, at least according to the ubiquitous calendar of commerce.  Instead of being trampled by unruly deal-seekers at big box retail stores, you can shop online and still get somet... | Read More

  • The All-Time World Chess Champion Bracket: Finals

    Who is the greatest world chess champion ever? Magnus Carlsen defeated Vishy Anand yesterday in the 2014 world chess championship in Sochi to defend his title. Meanwhile, the All-Time World Chess Championship... | Read More

  • The All-Time World Chess Champion Bracket: Elite 8

    Who is the strongest world chess champion ever? As Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand battle it out for the 2014 world chess championship in Sochi, the All-Time World Chess Championship Tournament continues here on Chess.com.  After an e... | Read More


    • The First World Chess Champion

      This is the story of the first World Chess Championship. Now there are many different opinions on which was the first official championship, but the most widely accepted one was the match between Wilhelm Steinitz   and Johannes Zukertort. T... | Read More

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    • THE FIRST FINNISH CHESS CHAMPION

      The Finnish GM Eero Böök (1910–1990) was also a talented chess writer, who wrote several chess books. His book called Shakkipakinoita (Chess stories; published 1967) contains a chapter Ensimmäinen suomalainen shakkimestari (The first Finnish ... | Read More

      • HansAnders
      • | Jun 22, 2015
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    • What the Pawn Sacrifice Poster Says About Chess Players

      I am one of those guys who spends most of his life wishing that he could go to film festivals to catch the latest and greatest independent films from across the globe. Instead of actually going to these festivals, however, I am most likely doom... | Read More

    • Bobby Fischer: Alone Again (Naturally)

      Alone Again (Naturally) by Irish songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan was the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on the day GM Boris Spassky resigned by telephone from the 21st game of the World Chess Championship against GM Bobby Fischer, Reykjavik,... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Jun 5, 2015
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    • Chess Grand Prix 2014-2015: What is going on?

      I saw this article on chessbase:  http://en.chessbase.com/post/khanty-rd3-caruana-beats-tomashevsky  It's about the final grand prix event for the current cycle. I then realized I had no clue what that meant. So for everyone else that doesn't ... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | May 16, 2015
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  • 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 »

  • Purdy, Cecil

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    Cecil Purdy (1906-1979) was a Grandmaster of Correspondence Chess (1953) and winner of the first world correspondence chess championship (1950-1953). In 1923, at the age of 17, he won the New Zealand Championship.  In 1929 he founded the Australa... Read More »

  • Yusupov

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    Artur Mayakovich Yusupov (Jussupow in German) was born on February 13, 1960 in Moscow.  He learned the game of chess in 1966 at the age of 6 and trained at the Moscow Young Pioneers’ Palace. In 1977, at the age of 17, he won the World Ju... Read More »

  • Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

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    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, born October 21, 1990, is a French Grandmaster.  In 2002, he was 2nd in the World Under-14 Championship.  In 2005, he became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 4 months, the 7th youngest GM in history and the 2nd young... Read More »

  • Tal, Mikhail

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    Mikhail Tal (1936-1992) was a Grandmaster (1957) without being an International Master first.  Tal was not an IM when he won the 24th USSR championship in Moscow in 1957 at the age of 21.  FIDE made an exception to the regulations and aw... Read More »