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  • The New Chess.com (v3): Now With Bughouse!

    News Sep 8, 2016, 12:51 AM

    It's been a long time coming, but the new version of Chess.com is finally ready to take online chess to a new level—and take your game to new heights.  This new version (v3) has been our...

  • Introducing The New Chess.com (Version 3)

    News Jan 21, 2016, 3:25 PM

    It's been a long time coming, but a brand-new version of Chess.com is finally ready to take online chess to a new level—and take your game to new heights.  This new version (v3) has been our...

  • Your Holiday Chess Buying Guide

    News Nov 19, 2015, 6:10 AM

    Chess sets and equipment make great gifts for the holidays. Studies have shown that playing chess has many benefits, including better memory function, problem-solving skills, creativity, social skills, concentration...

  • Practical Chess Psychology

    IM Silman Feb 27, 2013, 11:27 AM

    On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, I returned to my old stomping ground in San Francisco: The Mechanics’ Institute Chess Club. The first thing my visit to San Francisco did was reaffirm Mark Twain’s old comment,...

  • Chess Tactics – Definitions and Examples

    News May 20, 2011, 2:43 PM

    Tags allow us to label each puzzle in Tactics Trainer with one or more tactical motifs (types of tactics) commonly encountered in chess. Understanding these motifs will help you recognize tactical patterns - both...

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  • Horbulin: Ukraine became a key state of Russia and the West confrontation.

    Osokor Feb 8, 2017, 9:25 AM

    Volodymyr Horbulin, Director of the National Institute for Strategic Studies: Ukraine became a key state of Russia and the West confrontation. Interview.   Volodymyr Horbulin, Director of the National Institute...

  • New January 2017 Prodigy Program with Vishy Anand - Sign Up Today!

    GeniusKJ Jan 6, 2017, 6:06 AM

    The Prodigy Program has successfully completed its second year and the class of 2016 in the 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections has graduated to the next level. All sections will start from the very beginning...

  • How I went from 1500 to 1700 in half a year

    SkyMarshal Oct 30, 2016, 7:16 AM

    I am going to expalin here how I did it in case someone wants to follow my steps. Many people ask for the perfect plan, to improve very fast and without wasting time in useless things. Of course there is no perfect...

  • Gain Rating Points in Online Chess, Guaranteed

    OBIT Oct 24, 2015, 6:49 PM

    OK, so like most chessplayers, you aspire to have a rating in Online Chess that doesn't reflect your genuine aptitude for the game.  Surely, you think, there must be some tricks that don't involve, you know, finding...

  • The Best Linux Apps for Chess

    NM SamCopeland Jul 6, 2014, 9:46 AM

    NOTE: I may update this post as apps add features or I learn of better alternatives. Feel free to send me suggestions to try! Also, many of these programs are free, but accept donations. If you can, consider donating...

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  • Inspired By Karjakin, Carlsen Gets 1st Tata Steel Win

    PeterDoggers Jan 15, 2017, 12:11 PM

    Copying Sergey Karjakin's remarkable 6.a3 in the Najdorf, Magnus Carlsen scored a good win today versus Radoslaw Wojtaszek in round two of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Pentala Harikrishna won...

  • January 2017 Prodigy Program with Vishy Anand - Sign Up Now!

    GeniusKJ Jan 6, 2017, 6:08 AM

    The Prodigy Program has successfully completed its second year and the class of 2016 in the 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections has graduated to the next level. All sections will start from the very beginning...

  • Under 1500

    Desolationangel Dec 17, 2016, 9:47 AM

    Well done to France2001 who won the recent Four person under 1500 tournament.  1234ScoreTie Break1. France2001 (1456) X 1  1 1  1 1  1 6 12 2. martinhind3 (1383) 0  0 X 1  1 1  0 3 5 3. hairyhobbitfeet (1261) 0  0 0  0 X 1  1 2 2 4....

  • Tournament coming soon (we hope)

    gatordave Dec 9, 2016, 7:47 AM

    Hey new club members, we would like to have a club tournament on chess.com as soon as we can.  In order to do that we need a few more members--those that have paid. As a basic member you can only be in one tournament...

  • Well done Paul.

    Desolationangel Sep 27, 2016, 12:48 AM

    Well done to PaulMJMurphy who has won the keanly contested Renfrewshire Rooks three day special tournament. A mention should also go to itsonlyagame1874 who finished on the same points as Paul but lost out on the...

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