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  • The 10 Best Chess Cities in the World

    The game of chess has a storied history dating back to about 600 AD, with many momentous events in those 1500 years.  About half a billion people today play chess worldwide, and the game has been adopted by cultures in every continent ... | Read More

  • The 10 Most Important Moments in Chess History

    There is arguably no other game with the timeless staying power and global reach of chess. Unlike most of the other games and sports played today by millions around the world, chess has a history that spans millennia. While chess has change... | Read More

  • 10 Chess Facts You Might Not Know

    If you’re reading this article, you’re probably well-informed on chess in general. So you already know that Chess.com offers an extensive library of chess news, articles, videos, openings information, training tools, and lessons... | Read More

  • Review: A Random Selection of Recent Chess Publications

    I sometimes wonder if the lengthy, in-depth type of book review has any kind of future. Wouldn't it be better to just get it over with, hear the reviewer's superficial opinion, yadda yadda yadda, and move on? What's the point elaborating on argume... | Read More

  • World Championship 2013 musings

    The World Chess Championship 2013 between defending champion Wisvanathan Anand and challenger and contender Magus Carlsen is well under way with 4 games, a good third and a phase of its own, already behind us and still tied 2-2. What may we glean... | Read More


    • The 10 Best Chess Cities in the World

      The game of chess has a storied history dating back to about 600 AD, with many momentous events in those 1500 years.  About half a billion people today play chess worldwide, and the game has been adopted by cultures in every continent around th... | Read More

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    • Book Review: "Journey to the Chess Kingdom"

      By WGM Natalia Pogonina Best FIDE rating: 2508 Journey to the Chess Kingdom, 2014 Publisher: Chess EvolutionAuthors: GM Yuri Averbakh, Mikhail Beilin Edition: Paperback medium ISBN: 978-83-934656-6-8 Pages: 284 Language: EnglishCover price: $26.... | Read More

    • Congrtatulation INDIA

      It was November 2013 and world champion Viswanathan Anand was fighting a losing battle against Magnus Carlsen in their World Chess Championship match. Former women's champion Susan Polgar, who had come down to do commentary, was visiting co-comm... | Read More

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      • | Aug 25, 2014
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    • Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Remains FIDE President!

      [Blog History]      Hello again everyone! I know it's been a while since I put up a blog and for those few that follow my blogging activities here, I hope you're happy to finally see another entry up.      I know this is probably old new... | Read More

    • Advice To "JurassicMark" And All Other 1300-1700 Chess-Players Who Wonder Why They Are Sud

      There could be many reasons why you are suddenly doing worse in chess. The weather might not be ideal for your conscious mind's effective processing of information, you may be in a new environment in which you don't feel comfortable playing ches... | Read More



  • 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 »

  • Gwaze, Robert

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    Robert Gwaze was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1982.  He learned how to play chess at the age of 9. In 1997, at the age of 15, he won the Zimbabwe National Championship, the youngest player to do so. In 1998, he won the African Junior Championshi... Read More »