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  • Could A Chess Computer Take Over The World?

    • pete
    • Aug 3, 2015, 2:37 AM

    Chess-playing computers are almost unfathomably strong, and they are improving faster than even the best human players. Three months ago, we took a look at the top five computer chess engines, and today the best...

  • The 12 Most Interesting Chess Players Ever

    • pete
    • Jun 8, 2015, 1:52 AM

    Who are the most interesting chess players of all time? It’s an interesting question. Are we talking about the best players ever? Even that’s a tricky thing to define. Are the best players the most...

  • Reaping The Whirlwind!

    • IM Silman
    • Dec 23, 2014, 12:57 PM

    When I was still playing in tournaments I answered 1.e4 with various Sicilian lines (Richter-Rauzer, Accelerated Dragon, Paulsen and Taimanov systems, etc.) and the Caro-Kann. I always loved the Caro-Kann, and...

  • Companion to Video on When to Use Chess Engines

    In the first video on this topic we saw a good time to use chess engines is to check a game you played or witnessed where an opening you "know" (or remember, or have a hunch) is bad/refuted paid off for the underdog...

  • Site Playing Rules: A Guide for the Perplexed

    Resource What is it? Is it permitted DURING Turn-Based (and Vote Chess) play? Is it permitted DURING LiveChess play? Asking another person for advice Includes discussing a game-in-progress in the chess.com...

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  • 3 Best Chess Games For iPhone

    Chess is an ancient game with a long and interesting history. There’s nothing quite like playing a game of chess on a physical chess board, but in this day and age, chess players want something more. Luckily, there’s...

  • Save Chess - Free the Pawn!

    • mikeyt
    • Dec 16, 2016, 12:49 PM

    Bobby Fischer is my favorite player, but I will never embrace Fischer Random Chess (or Chess 960 as it is called on this web site). There are too many rule changes for setting up the pieces and castling, based on...

  • 7 Reasons You Should Play in the Crazyhouse Championship

    The first ever crazyhouse championship is right around the corner and you don't want to miss out! Not only does this event boast a $2,000 prize fund to be distributed to the top 10 finishers; it's also attracting...

  • How to use a chess program, without cheating

    In this post I want to show you how to use a chess progam for your games on chess.com, but not cheating at the same time. But first I schould explain why I write this. As you can read on my profile page, I played...

  • Carlsen-Karjakin, Tiebreaks: Magnus still the champ

    Magnus Carlsen has won the World Chess Championship for a third time after unleashing a glorious queen sacrifice on the final move of the match. That meant the birthday boy had won the tiebreaks 3:1, after also...

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