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  • How To Understand Chess Openings

    • IM Silman
    • Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

  • American Woman - Part III

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • Who Will Win PRO Chess League Week 2?

    The PRO Chess League's panel of pundits is back for week two. The second week of action is rivalry week (amongst the teams, not the panel, we think)! For more on who the quintet comprising the illustrious panel,...

  • Compilation Of Chess And Education Research Studies

    One of the most common questions educators have is, "Where can I find research studies devoted to the educational value of chess?" More studies are being conducted every year, but this article is a compilation...

  • Do Not Misuse Your Chess Computer!

    My favorite episode from The Prince And The Pauper happens towards the end of the story: "Speak up, good lad, and fear nothing," said the king. "How used you the Great Seal of England?" Tom stammered a moment,...

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  • PRO Chess League - Week 2 Preview: Battle of the Bay!

    It's the Battle of the Bay, as Week 2 of the PRO Chess League will feature the San Francisco Mechanics vs. San Jose Hackers facing off today at 6:40 PM Pacific. Both teams are powerful, ambitious, and contain...

  • Playing on the Automated Chessboard - SquareOff

    • erik
    • Jan 11, 2017, 6:04 PM

    If you haven't seen the SquareOff chessboard before, you need to. Right now. Go learn about it here on their INDIEGOGO page. It's an automated chessboard that moves the opponent pieces for you.  When...

  • I'm Sick of Playing Weak Chess

    I have a pattern of behavior--a bad habit--of playing chess when my time would be better spent on other endeavors.  Don't get me wrong, playing chess is usually lots of fun.  I want to improve though.  I want to...

  • PRO Chess League - Week 1 Preview: San Jose Hackers vs. Webster Windmills

    It starts today! The San Jose Hackers (0-0) will face the Webster Windmills (0-0) in Week 1 of the inaugural season of the PRO Chess League! As a proud Hacker I will be posting weekly previews/recaps of each match,...


    “THE SHINING”    An alternate better theory:   “The Shining” (the movie) People over-analyze this movie. Grab some popcorn, it's harder to articulate, than understand. In a nutshell: WE ARE IN JACK’S MIND, THE ENTIRE...

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  • Liga PRO de Ajedrez 2017: Resultados 2ª semana

    ¡Ya está aquí la 2ª semana de la Liga PRO de Ajedrez 2017! Con el objetivo de que puedas ver todos los resultados en directo, te hemos preparado esta tabla con todos los equipos. Puedes seguir...

  • PRO Chess League: Week 2 Results

    Please find below week two match results for week two of the PRO Chess League. For the as-it-happens action and up to the minute results, tune in to the PRO Chess League Wednesdays on and follow...

  • Tata Steel R4: Eljanov lidera en solitario con 3,5/4

    El gran maestro ucraniano Pavel Eljoanv venció a Baskaran Adhiban y lidera en solitario el torneo Tata Steel Chess con 3,5/4 puntos. Wesley So y Magnus Carlsen, los cuales consiguieron...

  • Eljanov Ahead of Carlsen, So At Tata Steel

    Also during the first rest day Pavel Eljanov will be the sole leader of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Today the Ukrainian grandmasters defeated Baskaran Adhiban. He finds Wesley So and Magnus Carlsen,...

  • Chess Stars Clash In PRO Rivalry Week

    If you see two neighboring dots in the map above, chances are they're going head-to-head in week two of the PRO Chess League. It's rivalry week, and it begins tomorrow. The clashes may not be El Clásico yet,...


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