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  • Better Than Ratings:'s New 'CAPS' System

    One of the most exciting projects I've contributed to since joining the team (eight years ago and counting) is being revealed today.'s Computer Accuracy & Precision Score (or CAPS) is a... | Read More

  • Chess Books And Youth vs Old Age

    Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before I downed my drink I thought of IM Jo... | Read More

  • Free Chess Curriculum For Parents And Coaches

    Chess would be great for my kids,  but where do I start? I'd love to help start a chess program at my school, but I'm a math/science/English teacher and I know nothing about teaching chess. I run a homeschool program with limit... | Read More

  • In Whitney's Shadow

    Mt. Whitney, the hightest peak in the contiguous United States      Nestled within the Sierra Nevada Mountains at the base of the highest peak in the lower 48 states, the high desert community of Lone Pine became the unl... | Read More

  • Fixing Your Weaknesses

    This week, we’ll take a look at a young Indian player, Sakshi1234567. She had this to say: “I am 13 years old. My father taught me chess when I was 10. I’ve been taking the game seriously from October 2015. I want to become a g... | Read More

    • Progress to 1700 (Part 1)

      Progress to 1700. I first joined in August 2015 and only played the occasional live game leisurely. I have been hovering around the 1300-1400 standard rating since then. However, as I saw the many rising chess stars, I too became inspir... | Read More

      • CTJA
      • | Oct 21, 2016
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    • Does Chess Make Us Smarter?

      Many articles have been written on this topic. But just how trustworthy are they? Chess afficionados want us to believe that playing the royal game will raise our IQ, ward off Alzheimers and maximise reproductive success. On the other hand, the Gr... | Read More

      • soler97
      • | Oct 21, 2016
    • The Addiction Trap

      by HJS Addictions are on the increase. Addictions today include food, sex, cigarettes, computers, drugs, gambling, pornography, spending money, and a whole range of other possibilities. How can you tell if you are addicted to something? "You nee... | Read More

      • JD-ex
      • | Oct 17, 2016
    • Blaming God

      by HJS When things go wrong today - whether it is a marriage that turns sour or investments disintegrate or a tragedy strikes - God gets the blame for it. We cry out, "God, why did You let this happen to me?" Or, "God, where were You when I ne... | Read More

      • JD-ex
      • | Oct 15, 2016
    • The Cross Roads at Getting better at the game

      I have a choice whither to start to make chess a big part of my life or focus on other things that I have been neglecting.  I could do a little of both, however, I do not believe I will achieve what I would like to accomplish in chess if I go tha... | Read More

      • Daybreak57
      • | Oct 13, 2016

Video Lessons

  • Selenus, Gustavus

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    Gustavus Selenius (1579-1666) was the author of Das Schach-oder Konig-Spiel (Chess or King-play), the earliest detailed account of living chess and the earliest German chess book, in 1616.  Gustavus Selenius was the pseudonym for August ... Read More »

  • Salvio, Alessandro

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    Alessandro Salvio (1570-1640) was a chess author from Naples, doctor, and best chess analyst of his time.  He defeated Paolo Boi in 1598 (who died three days later) and Geronimo Cascio in 1606.  He was unofficial world chess champio... Read More »

  • Fine, Reuben

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    Reuben Fine (1914-1993) was a U.S. Grandmaster (1950) and one of the best chessplayers in the U.S. in the 1930s.  He took first place in 23 of the 27 important events in his chess career.  During World War II he was employed by the Navy ... Read More »