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  • PRO Chess League Official Rules

    PROChessLeague Jan 10, 2017, 1:28 PM

    PRO Chess League Rules as of 1/31/2017: A. Eligibility and Team Makeup   A.1. Team rosters A lineup is the four players you are using each match. A roster is the total list of players you have...

  • Who Was The Best World Chess Champion In History?

    IM DanielRensch Jan 3, 2017, 10:12 AM

    What if we had a time machine? What if we could bring all the greatest chess players in history together, removing any advantages of opening theory or other evolved knowledge of our game for a super-tournament? What...

  • American Woman - Part I

    batgirl Dec 21, 2016, 11:34 AM

      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...

  • Chess Books And Youth vs Old Age

    IM Silman Sep 29, 2016, 3:30 AM

    Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before...

  • In Whitney's Shadow

    batgirl Aug 24, 2016, 11:11 AM

    Mt. Whitney, the hightest peak in the contiguous United States      Nestled within the Sierra Nevada Mountains at the base of the highest peak in the lower 48 states, the high desert community...

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  • Svidler on Carlsen-Karjakin, computers & more by Colin McGourty

    sontu1296 Jan 6, 2017, 8:49 AM

    There’s a week to go until the chess year kicks off in earnest on Saturday 14th January in Wijk aan Zee, with Peter Svidler commentating on the first seven rounds here on chess24. In a recent in-depth Russian interview...

  • Paul Keres IV: The War Years by chess24 staff

    sontu1296 Dec 23, 2016, 7:36 PM

    In our previous article marking the centenary of the great Paul Keres, we saw him win the Avro Tournament but have his hopes of a World Championship match with Alexander Alekhine thwarted by the outbreak of World...

  • The Gift of The Magi

    Mania_18 Dec 14, 2016, 6:23 AM

    One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one's cheeks burned...

  • Review: Modern Repertoire against the Italian Game by Boris Avrukh (Modern-Chess.com)

    IM IM_Kgwm Nov 24, 2016, 10:16 AM

    I've always wanted to write reviews for the books or articles that I like but never got around to doing so. Well, until today that is. Writing a genuinely good review is hard work as it means that the reviewer has...

  • The Nigerian Angle to the Baku Chess Olympiad

    thims Sep 23, 2016, 12:00 AM

    Preparing for the Baku Chess Olympiad, the top five Nigerian chess players had to train on their own, as the country was unable to fund camping and special trainings. This evolved into the uncertainty of even participating...

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