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  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: The Worst Move Imaginable

    pete Feb 22, 2017, 5:03 AM

    Back after truly underwhelming reader demand, Pete's Pathetic Chess is the "instructional" column where I subject my awful moves and chess ideas to analysis by an actual grandmaster...

  • The 3 'Illnesses' Of Chess

    IM Silman Feb 2, 2017, 12:52 AM

    The Chess.com member Canyounotquit wrote: “I really want to know why and how I lost this particular game. I had a piece lead and still I lost badly. I’ve no idea where I went wrong.” JS:...

  • How To Play Positional Sacrifices

    IM Silman Jan 26, 2017, 3:37 AM

    Se-Brain asked: I am currently boggled by positional sacrifices. First off, what are possible motifs for sacrifices, and second, how do you find out if your sac’s compensation is worth it or not? JS: I...

  • PRO Chess League Week 3: The Critical Showdowns

    NM SamCopeland Jan 25, 2017, 1:45 AM

    With a staggering 480 players and more than 150 grandmasters currently playing, the PRO Chess League is expanding as word of mouth spreads and new free agents and local players sign up to do battle for their teams...

  • How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The Chess.com member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

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  • A "hard fought" game: Lakeridge Chess Tournament Rounds 4-5

    Joseph_Truelson Feb 16, 2017, 9:56 AM

    Joseph Levine confidently looks at the camera before his first move in the first round. At least I think it's a confident look. As I'm not sure, I probably shouldn't say anything else, or else I will get fired and...

  • Monthly Blog: February 2017

    quietvolcano Feb 13, 2017, 6:41 PM

    Happy Valentines day, and Presidents here in the U.S.  And also, Kite Flying day? Understandable if you live in a constantly warm area, but for those that don't, this holiday is just plain weird. Maybe if it was...

  • #58 1994 Lipkon Pfefferkorn Open

    dl_leonine Feb 12, 2017, 3:36 PM

    << #57 Phi Kappa Blanca LXIII - #59 Phi Kappa Blanca LIX >>   Tournament #58, Lipkon Pfefferkorn Open 7/29-31/94 Winston-Salem, NC TD: Thad Rogers Section U1800 Time Control: 45/120, G/60 <Crosstable> This...

  • What did our team do this last week?

    erik Feb 11, 2017, 5:58 PM

    This week I asked our team to write a brief sentence about one thing they worked on to make life better for our members (you!). They didn't all respond, but here you go. Maybe it's interesting. I don't know?! Sam Assistant...

  • What I don't understand about chess (#117)

    ArnesonStidgeley Feb 10, 2017, 6:03 AM

    I lost against the Impossible Computer today. I could have played a line to reach the following as Black: It looks bad for Black. White's rooks are connected; I am going to have a little difficulty in extricating...

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  • 2016: The Year In Review

    News Dec 31, 2016, 10:37 AM

    For many, 2016 was a year to be forgotten. Political division and turmoil, the passing of many beloved persons, and acts of violence often dominated the news. However, in terms of chess, 2016 was a banner year....

  • Hackers Gonna Hack, Hack, Hack, Hack, Hack And Other News

    NM SamCopeland Apr 26, 2016, 9:04 AM

    Heated action in Norway and St. Louis hasn't slowed down chess news in the rest of the world. Chess stories just keep rolling in, and we're here to keep you up to date with a quick tour of chess happenings around...

  • "Computer Chess" Movie Begins Theatrical Run

    News Jul 20, 2013, 8:35 AM

    Computer Chess is a remarkable film about a computer vs. computer chess tournament in 1980. It has begun its theatrical run on July 17th, after it has screened at prestigious film festivals such as Sundance,...

  • Rybka Wins In Leiden

    SonofPearl Nov 30, 2010, 11:45 AM

    Some computer chess tournaments aim to determine the best chess program by running all the engines on the same hardware to create a level playing field. The Open Dutch Computer Championships in Leiden, now in its...

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