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    Online Dec 14, 2010

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  • 8 Ways Chess Is Like CrossFit

    • News
    • Sep 17, 2016, 2:13 AM

    You’ve all heard the joke about how the first rule of CrossFit is you must talk about CrossFit. And the second rule is that you must talk about CrossFit. So let’s talk about CrossFit. And chess. There...

  • 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...

  • Mastering Squares, Part 1

    • IM Silman
    • Jan 20, 2015, 1:00 PM

    When I have lessons with students, we usually go over their games. Invariably, the student comes to me thinking that the errors in the game are based on blunders, missed tactics, a bad opening, or some form of positional...

  • The Best Chess Books Ever

    • IM Silman
    • Jan 13, 2015, 1:03 PM

    Lately I’ve gotten several letters from chess fans who want to know what kind of chess books I like, and what books I consider to be the best of all time. That kind of “best-ever” list is very much a matter of taste,...

  • 6 Ways To Beat Magnus Carlsen

    • pete
    • Dec 8, 2014, 1:15 PM

    This Sunday (Dec. 14), "10 fortunate members will earn the right to challenge World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen in an online simultaneous exhibition," according to FM Mike Klein's press release. But...

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  • Exchanging into a won endgame

    • snits
    • Dec 2, 2016, 9:26 AM

    I'm currently working through Andy Soltis's book on Lasker Why Lasker Matters, using it as a guess the move (and candidate move selection) exercise. Last night I was playing through the 2nd game in the book, Lasker...

  • A Giant from the Past - Henry Edward Bird (part I)

    A few weeks ago, my first book – Henry Edward Bird: A Chess Biography with 1198 games – was released. During the eight years that I worked on the manuscript I didn’t talk much about this project...

  • December 2016 Prodigy Program Registration Open!

    Registration for the December 2016 month of the Prodigy Program is open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. Registration is open until  9:00 PM PST on December 2nd, 2016. Chess University's...

  • "i have cross-country skiied...

    into some mighty fine ideas, as well" (fiddletim). our contingent headed out in search of snow lower than that we could see at 9500 ft/2900 m. we could have gone up there but it would have been problematic for the...

  • Isaac Boleslavsky, A Giant Among Chessplayers

    Fame is a wayward mistress....some players are not written about enough, and therefore future generations might not know anything about them. Isaac Boleslavsky was a pioneer and a real chess giant of the 20th Century!      ...

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