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    Online Nov 17, 2013

    Daniel Schenkel | Clear Lake, SD, United States

    Joined: Jul 16, 2007

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    Online Sep 30, 2011

    Sean Chess-Master | Shanghai, United Kingdom

    Joined: Jun 18, 2011

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    Online Sep 21, 2016

    Future Chess-master | United Kingdom

    Joined: Sep 11, 2016

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  • Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

  • G-Pawn Flies At "Battle Of The Sexes"

    FM MikeKlein Jan 29, 2017, 10:54 AM

    In the annual "Battle of the Sexes" at the 2017 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, where a teams of 5-10 square off, the men conjured some irregular openings against the ladies. On Saturday evening's three-game...

  • Chess And Presidential Elections

    GM Gserper Jan 21, 2017, 11:41 PM

    During the 2016 presidential election, many Americans got caught between a rock and a hard place. Indeed, since both candidates had flaws, it was very difficult to make a choice. I wish we had an...

  • Learning Chess Patterns Is Easy

    IM Silman Dec 29, 2016, 8:11 AM

    I recently noticed an article that tried to clarify what a pattern is. I found it quite agonizing since the writer didn’t understand patterns but was trying hard to isolate exactly what it was (a noble...

  • Fair Play And Cheat-Detection

    News Dec 30, 2016, 12:03 PM

    Cheating in chess is a serious issue. The issue is magnified online, where there is no arbiter to physically observe play. takes fair play and cheat-detection very seriously, and we have since our founding.  We...

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  • Crossing 1400: The importance of having a coach

    ppaulojr Feb 22, 2017, 4:25 PM

      When I started this blog I said that my goal was to reach 1600 by 2018 and I was barely playing at 1200. By early January I decided to look for a coach to help me improve my game and after sending several e-mails...

  • 3 games by Ratmir Kholmov

    kamalakanta Feb 22, 2017, 12:34 PM

    Grandmaster   Kholmov scored one of the best results of his career to date with a tied 1st–2nd, along with Smyslov, at the Moscow International 1960 with 8.5/11. The same year FIDE awarded him the Grandmaster (GM)...

  • Tournament Conditions Breed Unethical Behaviour in Juniors

    DBowcott Feb 20, 2017, 2:22 PM

          There are tournament conditions in chess that don't anything to do with the rules of the game itself. One of them is the touch move condition, which is very well known. Another, far lesser known condition,...

  • Cracking 2000 (USCF): my point d'appui

    Milliern Feb 19, 2017, 9:39 AM

    I’m a little shocked by my recent USCF rating progress.  It’s already been a great past 12 months (2 wins vs NMs in blitz, 1 draw vs a NM in rapid, and a win and a draw vs NMs in the standard control, and one unrated...

  • Improvement for the Intermediate Chess Player

    BulletChessMaster Feb 19, 2017, 7:19 AM

    This blog is dedicated to chess improvement for players on the level of 1400-2000. It's easy to just play blitz games and do nothing else. Believe me, I know... but that stops right here! I began taking the game...

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  • Controversy, Few Surprises In Women's World Champs Round 1

    IM JovankaHouska Feb 14, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Even before a single move had been played over the chessboard, the 2017 women’s world championship knockout is riddled in controversy. Originally, the world championship was scheduled to be held at the end...

  • Fischer's eccentric brilliancies: Part 1

    Lt2Adnan Feb 11, 2017, 11:05 PM

    Robert James Fischer, the 11th World Champion, needs no introduction. Like Kasparov he is regarded as one of the greatest players of the 20th century, having gone up against the Soviet Chess Empire single-handed......

  • New Speed Chess Championship To Feature 16 Top Players

    IM DanielRensch Feb 6, 2017, 12:00 AM

    The 2017 Speed Chess Championship will seed 16 players into an elimination bracket for's biggest annual tournament, with the first round of matches starting in May 2017. A total of...

  • Lawrence Trent Joins Chess University!

    GeniusKJ Feb 4, 2017, 12:38 AM

    Ladies and Gentlemen, We are happy to announce that International Master Lawrence Trent will be teaching in the February 2017 month of the Prodigy Program! Lawrence is known for his phenomenal commentary at super...

  • Wilhelm Steinitz

    robertrange Feb 2, 2017, 8:09 AM

    Wilhelm Steinitz was born in Prague on May 18, 1836. At the age of 22 he came to Vienna as a student. His chess career began in the Vienna Chess Club, the school of so many a later chess master. In 1862 he represented...


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