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  • 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

  • Patterns: Bishop+Rook Mates

         Many naturally talented chess players effortlessly envision mating patterns, applying them or threatening their application with amazing ease.  Other, less talented players such as myself, must keep hammering t... | Read More

  • USA—USSR

         In 1945, right after WWII ended, a team of United States players competed against a team of Soviet players in a chess match via radio. While the U.S. team expected stiff competition, there was little doubt in... | Read More

  • Links to the Past II

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays to put on an apron and gloves, wal... | Read More

  • Blindfold Art

    Convergences: Miles of String  by Marcel Duchampfrom the "First Papers of Surrealism" exhibition New York 1942, for the benefit of the French war relief societiesPhoto by John Schiff hangs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Untitled scul... | Read More


    • Building Chess.com (Updated from 2007 Post!)

      Chess.com started as an idea in 2005. By early 2006 I had created a 107 page Microsoft Word document of wireframes and plans... and then handed them to Jay and said "Build this!". I've never shared those images before, but here you go - the earlie... | Read More

      • erik
      • | Aug 3, 2016
      • | 1799 views
      • | 38 comments
    • Stories about chessplayers , part 2

      In his book "Emanuel Lasker: Second World Champion" Isaak Linder offers several anecdotes. One of them is:Millionaire's Whim:  Once an American millionaire invited two famous chess masters, Emanuel Lasker and Geza Maroczy, as his guests.  Before... | Read More

      • jengaias
      • | Jun 30, 2016
      • | 370 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Blogs to read here - Jeremy Silman

      You might discuss if my #1 G. Serper and my #3 IM J. Silman are blogs or paid articles. So my #3 is clear: https://www.chess.com/members/view/Silman. To be honest, I'm not a Silman fan from his books. As a trainer for children mostly at the level... | Read More

      • Klauer
      • | Jun 6, 2016
      • | 451 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Blogs to read here - Batgirl

      Gregori Serper is my #1 to read here as I have written in my last post. To decide who's #2 or #3 took me some time. If you like to read about persons in the chess history, then batgirl https://www.chess.com/members/view/batgirl is a must read. Go... | Read More

      • Klauer
      • | May 24, 2016
      • | 427 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Mating patterns in 5-min-games (9) - Black attacked the Ruy Lopez following Dubois-Steinitz

      This is a nice mating pattern. Let's call it pin and mate. My opponent played a nice attack against my castled king following a famous game often attributed to Steinitz with the black pieces against Dubois. First my loss. The cited game  is int... | Read More

      • Klauer
      • | Mar 17, 2016
      • | 563 views
      • | 0 comments

  • Hastings Chess Festival Gets Underway

    The town of Hastings on the southern coast of England is most famous for a pivotal historical battle 'The Battle of Hastings' in 1066, but since the late 19th century it has been better known among chess fans for it's association with the royal ga... | Read More

  • Building Chess.com: Part 10 - The Team

    Today Chess.com was featured in a great video news piece in which I (Erik) had a few embarrassing interview clips. In the video I was referred to as the "creator" of Chess.com, and I just wanted to let everyone know how far from true tha... | Read More

    • erik
    • | Feb 29, 2008
    • | 7764 reads
    • | Misc
  • Building Chess.com: Part 1 - Getting Started

    A lot of people have asked about how Chess.com got started, how it is doing now, and where it is going, so I thought I would share some of the inside story :) Chess.com as an online chess community was an idea I conceived a few years ago. I enjoye... | Read More