Do You Know These Chess Trivia?

Do You Know These Chess Trivia?

DonMcKim
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23 hrs ago

What's your chess puzzle rating? No, no, not puzzle rush! Today, we're talking crossword puzzles! Try your hand at this crossword puzzle, and show your mastery of chess trivia and crosswords! Chess Miscellanies by Don McKim Chess takes sha...

The 10 Best Chess Moves Of All Time

The 10 Best Chess Moves Of All Time

ColinStapczynski
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3 days ago

The number of chess moves made in the history of the royal game is incalculable. Data taken from the study of the 2015 MegaBase (a database that contains over 4.5 million games) indicates that the average number of moves per game is roughly 38. In...

The Only Problem In Fischer Random Chess

The Only Problem In Fischer Random Chess

GM Gserper
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7 days ago

Even people who are not interested in baseball remember Yogi Berra as the author of so called "Yogi-isms." Indeed, his catchy phrases which mix humor and wisdom will make you smile and think. Pretty frequently they contradict to themselves. Who ca...

Road To The PCL Finals: China Pandas

Road To The PCL Finals: China Pandas

PeterDoggers
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7 days ago

The PRO Chess League finals start on Friday, so it's high time to take a closer look at the four teams that will be fighting for the title. Today: the China Pandas. The PRO Chess League finals will take place on September 25-27 on Chess.com...

Road To The PCL Finals: Armenia Eagles

Road To The PCL Finals: Armenia Eagles

PeterDoggers
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10 days ago

The PRO Chess League finals are six days away, so it's high time to take a closer look at the four teams that will be fighting for the title. Today: the Armenia Eagles. The PRO Chess League finals will take place on September 25-27 on Chess.com/...

Road To The PCL Finals: Canada Chessbrahs

Road To The PCL Finals: Canada Chessbrahs

PeterDoggers
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6 days ago

The PRO Chess League finals are a week away and so it's high time to take a closer look at the four teams that will be fighting for the title. Today: the Canada Chessbrahs. The PRO Chess League finals, the culmination of the fourth season of the...

How To Run Chess Tournaments: Swiss-Manager

How To Run Chess Tournaments: Swiss-Manager

ostria
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9 days ago

What happens when you bring together a powerful pairing software and one of the world's leading online chess platforms? In this article, I (International Arbiter Tania Karali) discuss how you can use Swiss-Manager to create your own tournaments of...

2020 Junior Speed Chess Championship

2020 Junior Speed Chess Championship

CHESScom
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13 hrs ago

The 2020 Chess.com Junior Speed Chess Championships sponsored by ChessKid is a 16-player knockout tournament among the top junior players in the world. In this second edition, there's a total prize fund of $25,000 on the line. Bracket Sche...

How To Find The Best Chess Move

How To Find The Best Chess Move

GM Gserper
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22 days ago

GM Alexander Kotov is one of the most underappreciated figures in chess history. Ask average club players what they know about Kotov and at best they will recall his most famous game versus GM Averbakh. Personally, I don't think that it was such...

Are You A Puzzle Master?

Are You A Puzzle Master?

DonMcKim
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25 days ago

Are you a champion of the black and white squares? No, not the chessboard—the crossword puzzle! In today's article, you can prove yourself a champion of both by completing the following crossword puzzle and demonstrating your knowledge of ...

5 Dirty Tricks Grandmasters Use

5 Dirty Tricks Grandmasters Use

ColinStapczynski
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9 days ago

Grandmasters are the legendary icons that stand atop the chess world—they are our chess heroes. These giants are not only our favorite players but are also... human. Humans make mistakes (both on and off the board), and, as a species, are al...

The Amazing Geometry Of Chess

The Amazing Geometry Of Chess

GM Gserper
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Aug 25, 2020

Social distancing and mask wearing is a hot topic for many chess players. Take a look at Facebook pages of many masters and grandmasters, and you'll see plenty of discussions about COVID-19, some have called it a worldwide scam. Such conspiracy th...

7 Reasons Pogchamps 2 Could Be Even Better

7 Reasons Pogchamps 2 Could Be Even Better

CHESScom
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Aug 19, 2020

Pogchamps was a massive chess spectacle, possibly the most-watched chess event since Fischer vs. Spassky and Kasparov vs. Deep Blue. Chess.com is continuing the fun and the drama with Pogchamps 2, beginning on August 21st. Watch it all on chess.co...

About Online Chess Cheating

About Online Chess Cheating

CHESScom
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Aug 19, 2020

Cheating is the dirty not-so-secret of chess. It has plagued online chess websites, including Chess.com, and one can easily find videos online of the world's best chess players battling engine jockeys. While fair play DOES include numerous forms...

Make Your Own Opening Theory

Make Your Own Opening Theory

GM Gserper
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Aug 11, 2020

"Every strong chess player should have his own opening theory which is different from the mainstream theory." This is one of the most important rules I learned from World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik as a student in his famous Botvinnik-Kasparov s...

PogChamps 2: All The Information

PogChamps 2: All The Information

CHESScom
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23 days ago

The first PogChamps tournament was the sensation of the summer on Twitch. Incredible streamers such as xQc, MoistCr1tikal, and forsen competed for $50,000 in prizes and the title of PogChampion. The first PogChamps broke all chess viewership recor...

Mikhail Tal's Last Classical Game

Mikhail Tal's Last Classical Game

GM GMValeduser
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Aug 5, 2020

Chess.com is excited to welcome GM Vladimir Akopian as an author. In his first article, he shares the story of his game with Mikhail Tal, Tal's last classical game. Dear chess friends, I would like to share with you the analysis of my game with...

Make The Most Of Your Pieces

Make The Most Of Your Pieces

CHESScom
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19 days ago

Learn the strengths and weaknesses of each piece and how they can help you win games!  Try The Challenges! Not what you're looking for? Go back to the video guide. Using Your Bishops: Bishops are most useful when controlling lo...

Dubov's Brilliant Opening Ideas

Dubov's Brilliant Opening Ideas

CHESScom
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13 days ago

There's no more creative superstar today than Russian GM Daniil Dubov. GM Romain Edouard brings you four of Dubov's most amazing opening ideas! Try The Challenges! Not what you're looking for? Go back to the video guide. Dubov's Brillian...

Name Your Pawns

Name Your Pawns

CHESScom
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27 days ago

Learn the best way to use your pawns to help you win the game! Simon Williams, the Ginger GM demonstrates the best uses of each pawn and their unique strengths and weaknesses. Try The Challenges! Not what you're looking for? Go back to the...

Learn From The Best: Stockfish

Learn From The Best: Stockfish

CHESScom
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6 days ago

Learn from the games of the strongest chess entity in history! Stockfish has been one of the strongest engines in the world for years and recently added a neural net to make it even stronger. Learn from some of Stockfish's greatest games! Try Th...