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  • Staunton Could See The Future

    GM Gserper Feb 4, 2017, 9:53 PM

    In the first part of this article, we saw numerous examples of Howard Staunton's sparkling attacks.  Yes, he knew how to attack, but there were many players who could do it as well if not better...

  • 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...

  • Pattern Recognition—Fact Or Fiction?

    Vik-Hansen Dec 20, 2016, 2:59 AM

    Chess players, chess authors and chess psychologists attempt to teach and explain chess playing with the concept of "pattern recognition": Pattern recognition is one of the most important mechanisms of chess...

  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:07 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced (Rated 1800-1999) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Expand your Knowledge of Common Structures and Plans Learn...

  • Are Super-Tournaments Dead?

    GM Gserper Sep 8, 2016, 12:55 AM

    The recently concluded Sinquefield Cup was a true celebration of chess.  Great players, high-quality chess, and outstanding live coverage — What else a chess fan can dream about? Apparently not everyone...

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  • January 2017 in Review

    TheChessPlayingCoder Jan 31, 2017, 8:24 AM

    There are periods in my life I would much rather forget.  I would categorize late 2015 to December 2016 as one of those.  Due to unforeseen circumstances far beyond anyone's control, I was engulfed by a toxic blend...

  • 10% Off All Chess Products - New Online Retailer -

    Pogobogogames Jan 29, 2017, 4:33 PM

    Hello Everyone! My name is Robert and I have recently opened and online store selling board games and puzzles out of Buffalo, NY! Our name is Pogo Bogo Games. Our biggest selection lies in our chess sets! All products...

  • Vladimir Simagin, A Forgotten Hero

    kamalakanta Jan 23, 2017, 3:08 PM

    This post will be a humble attempt to do justice to Vladimir Simagin (1919-1968). Vladimir Simagin From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Vladimir Simagin (June 21, 1919 in Moscow – September 25, 1968 in Kislovodsk)...

  • _The History of Chess_

    Cirrus_G Jan 19, 2017, 3:45 PM

  • Ivanchuk: A Genius of Imaginative, Exciting Chess!

    kamalakanta Jan 18, 2017, 1:34 AM

    In a recent interview during a game commentary, GM Boris Gelfand spoke about "destiny" as one of the factors determining if a chess player is successful or not in gaining the World Championship Title. Among the...

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    FideCastro Feb 2, 2017, 2:15 PM

      M Podlesak      (134)    ½         D Pugh             (136)    ½           D Molineux      (125)    ½         R Peters           (133)    ½         P Staley            (124)    ½         S Grayland                  ...

  • 21-Year-Old Anton Leads Nakamura, MVL In Gibraltar

    PeterDoggers Feb 2, 2017, 12:51 AM

    Like last year, David Anton is doing great at the 2017 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. The 21-year-old Spanish grandmaster is leading the tournament alone, and has White in today's final round. Ju...

  • Gibraltar: Ivanchuk pierde por tiempo en posición ganada

    FM MikeKlein Jan 26, 2017, 4:35 AM

    Ningún ajedrecista ha conseguido ganar cuatro ediciones del Festival de Ajedrez de Gibraltar. Aún así, el GM Hikaru Nakamura no podría tener una mejor oportunidad para hacer...

  • A story of doubled pawns: Part 5

    Lt2Adnan Jan 20, 2017, 12:54 AM

    In the fifth and final part of our doubled pawn series, I will wrap up by showing a few interesting games featuring the doubled pawns. Before we begin, let us first summarize what we have learned about them so far:...

  • Queen's Gambit declined

    robertrange Jan 19, 2017, 3:49 PM

    Queen’s Gambit Declined 1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 (D) White to play The Queen’s Gambit Declined is one of the oldest 1 d4 openings and has a long history. As long ago as the 19th century, when 1 e4 was still by far the most...


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