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    • Electronic Devices in Chess

       To make it clear, I will NOT be talking about cheating in chess. Instead, I will be discussing the different approved electronic scoresheets for chess. So, the first type I'll be talking about is the Plycounter. The plycounter is only USCF appro... | Read More

    • My 2 Cents, "Probably" Won't Have an Impact

      I retired 7 December 2014. One of the first things I did was turn in my work phone and buy a new cell phone. It had all these apps and gadgets and stuff. Since I now have plenty of time, I decided that I was going to get back into chess seriously ... | Read More

    • Chess From Above

      Yesterday, I was over on another chess site ( They were extrememly excited unveiling a new chess variant called Crazyhouse. Apparently it also goes by the name Drop chess, Reinforcement chess, turnabout chess and Schizo-chess. I belie... | Read More

    • Unless Code is being manipulated, There is no such thing as Cheating on

      I Congratulate for this wonderful platform upon which to play games.  Nonetheless, I have noticed many comments from  individuals claiming to have been cheated and accusing other players of cheating.  It should be noted that the Comme... | Read More

    • I want to play against a Real Person NOT a Machine

      I just joined this site (2 weeks go) and I already get the feeling that 80 to 90 percent of my opponents are machines and not real people. By machine I mean computer programs, engines, etc.   There are two possibilities.   1) There are actua... | Read More

      • reovirus
      • | Jan 11, 2016

      I know some chess player use vacation to win games this is a other problem I have with online chess some player use it  THAT'S A FORUM OF CHEATING!!!!!!!!! kwesmaster!!! | Read More

      • RKD3
      • | Jan 11, 2016
    • A Cheating Accusation, A Game and It's Notes

      The following is not defense of my play, it's just me being a smart alleck.   Well, I've been official accused of cheating.  I don't think there could be a better compliment.  From what I understand it's a right of passage here on f... | Read More

      • Bumper72
      • | Jan 8, 2016
    • im pissed at

      iam up a king and a castle to a king this guy was playing for america and so was i i thought he was a team mate but he turned out a toatal jerk so in the end it was my king and castle verse his king he had two minuets left i had fifteen i was gett... | Read More

    • BIG TALK:What do you guys think?

      There is this Chess Master that is on here I will leave him anonymous. He only play unrated games and mostly is bullet games. P.S, I believe unrated games you can use engine BUT a title player of his caliber? i just think is | Read More

      • IMShanks
      • | Dec 31, 2015
    • using engines

      This is another aspect of online chess...There is a very good chance of one to depend on engines when ur in deep trouble..Or when u r not sure what to do?This is called cheating...I feel most are not so...Please comment.. | Read More

    • Caught on camera a player cheating on chess using black pieces

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      • lavin_arrt
      • | Dec 27, 2015
    • GM and "cheater" Tkachiev demolishes GM Dubov

      Merry Christmas! It's not new, but anyhow, have you seen this nice video in which one Russian Gm demolishes another GM and friend of equal strength (about 2650) with a simple and cheap device of cheating? Poor GM Dubov: "Tkachiev won two Blitz g... | Read More

      • Faarian
      • | Dec 25, 2015
    • Goodbye 2015: Goals for 2016/Flashback 1

      Since I'm on break and don't want to wait 10 more days, there are 2 things I want to do: outline some goals for 2016 and revisit some games I haven't posted here yet. Goals Somehow I managed to break 1800 USCF by the end of 2014 (starting from t... | Read More

    • #34 Phi Kappa Blanca XLI

      << #33 JCC Open -- #35 RCC Zoom >>    Tournament #34 : Phi Kappa Blanca 41, 3/28/92 NCSU Student Union, Raleigh, NC TD:  Robert Singletary Section:  U1400 Time Control:  40/90, G/30 <Crosstable> Behind the music: OK, so t... | Read More

      • dl_leonine
      • | Dec 19, 2015
    • Analytics for Chess and Chess 960

      I have been a member of since 6 January 2015. I played my first ever serious Chess 960 game on this site, beginning on 3 April 2015. Almost immediately, I recognized the value of Fischer's invention. I wanted to speed up the learning pro... | Read More

    • Caught my opponent cheating...

      This actually happened quite a number of years ago and for whatever reason I never got around to including it here.  I was at a CCA major tournament at Foxwoods and was playing a young opponent, maybe 9 years old.  I was playing the Black side o... | Read More

    • Be a Harsh Critic of Your Own Wins

      Finally some good news ... I won my last round encounter in the 22nd Thematic Caro Kann tournament which wrapped up first place with 8.0/10. There were 1238 starters back in November 2014 and after 4 elimination rounds I was "lucky" to be the last... | Read More

    • CEO Answers Your Questions founder and CEO Erik hosted a special address last Wednesday live on, speaking about the new version of the site and taking member questions.  "My job is to hire people smarter than me, which I have done 49 ... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Dec 5, 2015
    • 1st FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship

      1st FIDE World Online Women Blitz Ch. by Alina L'Ami 12/1/2015 – Flying in from all over the world, the top female online blitz players came to Rome, Italy to fight for the final prize: the title of the First FIDE World Online Women Blitz Cha... | Read More

    • Starting Position # 736 (BBRKNNQR)

      This article should be titled 960 Nightmare, because that’s what it turned out to be for me. I was recently involved in a tournament in which the 960 starting position was # 736 (BBRKNNQR). I played a total of 14 games from this position, 7 as... | Read More