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  • Willa and Edith

         Nowadays information lies at our fingertips.  One might even argue that there is such an overflow that the effect is numbing and that the preciousness of the information lowers in...

  • Walker

    George  Walker    George Walker's life (1803-1879) spanned one of the most remarkable periods of chess.  As a chess player, he met and played such personalities as John Cochrane, William Lewis, Alexander McDonnell,...

  • Chess Caviar

       One of the most interesting continual threads in the chess.com forums is called "Post Your Own Miniatures Here."  Many very good players post their less-than-thirty-moves games showing off their skill, and sometimes...

  • The Rock Scrapbook

    Scrapbook Prologue:      The U.S. Open chess tournament has been around since 1900 when it was called the Western Chess Association Championship and first won by Louis Uedemann, the creator of the Uedemann Code...

  • Older Chess Players

    Now that I am an older player in my 60s, old age is creeping up on me (I can feel it in my knees), but I can still enjoy chess.  Even after playing almost 50 years in hundreds of tournaments, I still like the chess...

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  • Made in Latvia (Part 1)

    Listed in no particular order, here are a dozen things or people you should know or already know about Latvia as far as chess and draughts (or checkers) is concerned.  #1 GM Mihails Tāls (Mikhail Tal)  'He was...

  • How to Cheat at Chess

    Cheating in chess is widely deemed to be the greatest threat to the future of chess. Many amateurs and even many professionals regularly state that cheating is rampant. Accusations pervade every level of chess from...

  • Hungarian Brigitta Sinka, 87, clinches world chess record

    • a1acme
    • Jun 29, 2015, 12:27 PM

    After spending most of her life playing simultaneous chess, one senior Hungarian pensioner has finally captured a world record established by a 1920s Cuban grandmaster.   Brigitta Sinka Sets World Chess Record Brigitta...

  • Walter Browne, R.I.P.

    I was shocked when I heard that Walter Browne had died in his sleep in Las Vegas at age 66.   I first met Walter Browne in 1969 at the American Open in Santa Monica.  We were good friends and played tennis together. ...

  • My Games vs BillWall

    billwall is an amazing chess player. He currently has a chess.com rating of 2290. His tactical vision is extraordinary and his play is at master level. I have played 9 times and he completely destroyed the first...

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  • IM Emory Tate, 1958-2015

    Not every chess legend has "GM" before his name. IM Emory Tate used an uncompromising style and indefatigable h-pawn throughout his multi-continental career. His energy on and of the board finally came to an end...

  • Building Chess.com: Part 10 - The Team

    • erik
    • Feb 29, 2008, 8:43 PM

    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...

  • 2 New Chess Mentor Courses from FM Eric Schiller!

    • erik
    • Jan 30, 2008, 2:48 PM

    Chess.com has commited to releasing at LEAST one new course every month for Chess Mentor. In January you got awesome new courses from IM Jeremy Silman and one from our very own Bill Wall (both EXCELLENT courses!!).For...

  • Game of the Week Award - Sep 1, 2007

    The first game of the week award was for the period Sunday, 26th August, to Saturday 1st September, 2007. Three games were nominated:billwall vs. chessbot3000looked vs. Don1 weixi vs. Etienne  This made...

  • Building Chess.com: Part 1 - Getting Started

    • erik
    • Aug 7, 2007, 5:00 PM

    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...

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