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Reader Questions, Reader Gripes, And Advice

Reader Questions, Reader Gripes, And Advice

IM Silman 8 hrs ago

I used to do a lot of reader question columns but, for some reason, I haven’t done it in a long time. Why, I don’t know. However, I’m finally in the mood to discuss some of the Chess.com members' thoughts. THE MAN WHO CAN’T COUNT Sneakmasterflex wrote (in my article, Beat Your Opponent By Retreating!): “Most of Silman’s puzzles are just blatantly taken from his How to Reassess 4th ed. This guy has zero originality when it comes to articles, as owner of that...

Aronian Leads After Rapid; Dramatic 3rd Day For Kasparov

Aronian Leads After Rapid; Dramatic 3rd Day For Kasparov

PeterDoggers 12 hrs ago

On a dramatic third day at the St. Louis Rapid tournament, Garry Kasparov lost a won game vs David Navara, was given a full rook by Le Quang Liem, and then was beaten by Fabiano Caruana in a difficult endgame. Levon Aronian leads the tournament going into the blitz segment. Kasparov, just before resigning his game with Navara. | Photo: Chess.com/Maria Emelianova. It wasn't meant to be. Playing with long sleeves this time, Kasparov started the day strongly and was on the brink of...

The Forums

The Forums

batgirl 21 hrs ago

     When I first came to chess.com, it was to avail myself of its wonderful blogging tools and its chess-centric community.  After 6 years of blogging, I chose to devote my time instead to the generally more involved pursuit of article writing.      But since giving up blogging, I've also used yet another, less formal, vehicle for passing on tidbits and connections I would encounter in my researching — the chess.com Forums.      ...

ChessCenter: Best Chess Month Of The Year?

ChessCenter: Best Chess Month Of The Year?

ChessCenter 19 days ago

With so many major events in August, the ChessCenter team previews the Sinquefield Cup, Kasparov's return, numerous Speed Chess Championship matches and a chess feud that might be about to spill over into violence on the 64 squares!

Nepomniachtchi Beats Kasparov, Leads After Day 2

Nepomniachtchi Beats Kasparov, Leads After Day 2

PeterDoggers 1 day ago

While some of his colleagues are impressed by his play, GM Garry Kasparov himself has mixed feelings. The 54-year-old chess legend can definitely still compete with the current top players, as his draws with Levon Aronian and Viswanathan Anand demonstrated. But he lost to Ian Nepomniachtchi, who is in clear first place after day two at the Saint Louis Rapid tournament. Lead photo: Chess.com/Maria Emelianova. "I am very impressed! He's playing very well." Vishy Anand's...

The Man Who Built The Chess Machine

The Man Who Built The Chess Machine

jimmysoni 1 day ago

By Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni If anyone has a claim to be considered the founder of the information age, Claude Shannon does. In his groundbreaking work at the intersections of mathematics, engineering, and computer science, Shannon (1916-2001) laid the theoretical groundwork that made modern digital computers possible. He also inaugurated the field of information theory, inventing the bit—or the objective measure of information—and describing the digital codes that would make it possible...

Kasparov 'Survives' While 4 Others Surge To Top

Kasparov 'Survives' While 4 Others Surge To Top

FM MikeKlein 2 days ago

Never have chess fans been so eager to see all draws. GM Garry Kasparov didn't mind them either. "Unlike 20 years ago, I was happy with three draws," he said at the end of a day that left him tired. Lead Photo: Chess.com/Maria Emelianova. After three half-points in as many games in day one of his return at the St. Louis Blitz and Rapid, Kasparov isn't the leader. Neither is he far behind after coming out his 12-year retirement. "I was quite pleased with my performance," Kasparov said. "My plan...

Do You Know How To Promote A Pawn?

Do You Know How To Promote A Pawn?

GM Gserper 4 days ago

The question in the title of the article might surprise you. Indeed, what can be easier than pushing your pawn to the back rank and choosing a piece you want it to become? In reality, there are more problems arising from a pawn promotion than you might imagine. There are many reasons for this sad phenomenon. Partially it is FIDE's fault for its tendency to complicate chess rules. There was a chess joke in my youth years that the best chess arbiter is the one who is invisible during a tournament....

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