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    • Sick and tired of cheaters -_-

      I decide to stay away for this site for good, today, i'm reaching the limit of 200 blocked players and i think this is enough!!!  like too many people were talking on cheating forum... if this page have 15 millions of players, at least the 1% ar... | Read More

      • EddyElm91
      • | Oct 20, 2016
      • | 1 comment
    • Chess is Fun Opening Series #1: Penings-He Gambit in the Caro-Kann

      Around a year and a half ago, I made a blog post discussing the following gambit in the Caro-Kann: e4 c6 d4 d5 Nc3 dxe4 Bc4 (or f3). If you want to see the attacking ideas and plans in the opening, go see that blog post. It's a few blog posts back... | Read More

      • Mr_Penings
      • | Oct 16, 2016
    • cheating or network

      During live chess blitz, Why does the network cut off when you winning? What does this signify? | Read More

      • Tomzit
      • | Oct 12, 2016
    • I could have been another Back_Yard_Professor

      Well maybe not nearly as popular, but I could have fallen into the same trap of making videos trying to teach people how to play chess when I have absolutely no idea what I am talking about.  If you don't know anything about the back yard profess... | Read More

      • Daybreak57
      • | Oct 9, 2016
    • Game 5: Kupriechik v. Huebner

      Well, my trip got canceled. Darn it. I love to travel, but the good news is that not traveling gave me the time to analyze another game. And this is another French Defense! My favorite opening. I have had people tell me that I really shouldn't qu... | Read More

    • The 4th FIDE Online Grand Prix.

      1. Description 1.1. The 4rd FIDE Online Grand Prix will be held on FIDE Online Arena platform hosted on web address:  on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016. 2. Participation The players who can participate in the Grand... | Read More

      • Humbetov
      • | Oct 9, 2016
    • My favorite GM draw: FIDE Invitational Round 9

      [Editor's Note: In this blog, Not Master Joseph Truelson presents a very amazing game. He may not have the strength of a GM, but he sure can draw like one! Learn from his notes the best drawing techinques. This extremely instructive game is so in... | Read More

    • cheating

      cheaters use app which always moves faster in 2 sec be careful | Read More

    • What's my plan again?

      When I first started out on this journey to improve at chess I knew I had to have a plan. Now that it has been a while it makes sense to revisit that plan and see how it has evolved. I posted my overall plan in my first blog post here on April 22,... | Read More

    • (Anti-)Cheating in Baku

      A post on the security issues in Baku. You can read a lot of statements saying the security was tight and good, but actually it was just a smokescreen. Five (!) phone rings and one phone call in the playing hall, plus the most curious game Tang T... | Read More

    • I'm Terrible (but not at repeating!): FIDE Invitational Round 1

      I'm Terrible. I'm Terrible. I'm Terrible. That would make my English teacher happy for two reasons. 1. I make so much fun of them that they are happy that I finally realize that I'm terrible, and  2. I just used a literary device! Repetition! ... | Read More

    • Player Profiles: GM Noukii AKA Yannick Gozzoli

      Many have accused this great player of being a cheater, and many have thought he was perhaps a super-GM playing on under a pseudonym. That was before he revealed his identity after a long time and much debate.&nb... | Read More

      • Englix
      • | Sep 2, 2016
      • | 1 comment
    • A new member reflects on their experiences

      “Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out until too late that he's been playing with two queens all along” [Terry Pratchett] So far, I have managed to escape most of the addictive habits that the Internet spawns in t... | Read More

    • A guide to the chess Olympiad – Part II

      Foar Part 1, click here.     In the last article I described the basics of the chess Olympiad, and mentioned that it used to be dominated – almost tediously so – by the USSR. But the chess world is different now an... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Aug 21, 2016
    • 4 Reasons to Play Bullet

      Yesterday I finished my 1000th rated bullet game on Luckily, I was able to win that one due to an early blunder of my opponent. The opinions about bullet chess differ extremely: While it is great fun for some people (f.e. me), other... | Read More

      • Adrochatio
      • | Jul 7, 2016
    • Cheating accusations from a FM

      Recently there have been alot of people claiming i have been using chess engines in blitz play, and it escalated a moment ago when i beat a certain FM under the nickname kot 60 2-0. In the second game he claimed i was using computer help and that ... | Read More

      • vjecspec
      • | Jul 6, 2016
    • Chess and eSports?

      Chess. E-Sports. What are these two things, really, and why are they mentioned together? First of all, you may ask, what is chess? Seeing as you're on, I'll assume you already know. Hopefully. But what is E-Sports? Is Accor... | Read More

    • Stories about chessplayers.

      Kholmov used to produce brilliant games and now and then could beat any of the Soviet elite..........when he was not altogether drunk. From the long list of stories and jokes arising from his habit, here is one as told by Karpov: The game starts ... | Read More

      • jengaias
      • | Jun 20, 2016
    • IM Michael Lee Simul game

      Here is my game from the Michael Lee Simul on 6/11. Before the simul, IM Michael Lee gave a good lecture with great analysis of two of his games, one of them a win against a GM. The event location was good (the same room as the state champions... | Read More

    • Dealing With Online Chess Cheaters

      Unfortunately, like all sports, there will always be unsportsmanlike people willing to cheat, and chess is no exception. I've been on for a couple of months now, and since my rating passed 1800, I've started to notice, or suspect, the ma... | Read More