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  • Engines
    Online Sep 15, 2011

    David Waters | Kalamazoo, United States

    Joined: Nov 27, 2009

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    Online Aug 20, 2012

    Jdm Engines | United States

    Joined: Aug 20, 2012

  • War-Engines
    Online Apr 11, 2014


    Joined: Apr 11, 2014

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  • Man vs Machine

    As told by Ray Bradbury, the Matrix, and Will Smith in iRobot, artificial intelligence will one day take over the world. While this fate may be inevitable, the same can not be said for the world of chess. Watch...

  • Better Than Ratings? Chess.com's New 'CAPS' System

    One of the most exciting projects I've contributed to since joining the Chess.com team (eight years ago and counting) is being revealed today.  Chess.com's Computer Aggregated Precision Score (or CAPS)...

  • The Fastest Way To Improve Your Chess

    • GM Gserper
    • Oct 15, 2016, 11:50 PM

    I bet most of our readers have heard the overused cliche, "Chess is 99% tactics." This catchy phrase underlines the importance of calculation in chess, but is chess really 99% tactics? Well, it depends. The...

  • 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...

  • The Joy Of Reviewing Chess Games

    • IM Silman
    • Sep 8, 2016, 12:53 AM

    One of the great joys of chess is to sit back, relax, and review a game filled with subtle maneuvers or insanely wonderful tactics. At times, the game might be a masterpiece. At other times, the game might offer...

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  • 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...

  • (Anlaysis)Carlsen-Karjakin Game-5: Carlsen “screwed up”

    The fifth game of the World Chess Championship ended in a draw, but this time things were little different. It was the challenger Karjakin who missed his chance to press the game for the first time. The players...

  • Immortal game?

      To be honest I didn't see all the moves-variations on this queen sacrifice, but I still think I played it correctly. I don't have fritz or any other chessprogram to see if I made a mistake on this game.   If it...

  • Magnus Carlsen "Weak"???

    Greetings Chessiacs! Yesterday, in Staff writer Pete's "Every Game Analyzed: Carlsen-Karjakin World Championship", same-day-coverage, post game 10, I was shocked to see Magnus Carlsen & Sergey Karjakin characterized...

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  • Carlsen Escapes, Draws Karjakin In Game 9

    Today GM Sergey Karjakin came very close to winning his second game in a row, and delivering a huge blow in the 2016 world championship. Just before the time control he chose a strong continuation over...

  • 42nd Chess Olympiad Starts In 2 Days

    We're only two days away from the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan. The opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday,  September 1; the first round will be played on Friday.  About...

  • So Wins Sinquefield; Topalov Falls Short

    Wesley So had all the answers as Black in a Berlin Defense against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. After 47 moves, the players didn't even need to agree a draw. The result was automatic, as there...

  • Shankland Knows His Classics, Reaches New Peak

    GM Sam Shankland finished in clear first place at the masters tournament of the Biel Chess Festival. The American grandmaster's rating will rise to 2679, the highest in his career. It's been more than a week,...

  • Bilbao Masters: So Pushes Giri Further Down

    Wesley So defeated Anish Giri in the eighth round of the Bilbao Masters and in doing so he pushed the Dutch GM to last place. Wei-Nakamura and Karjakin-Carlsen were drawn; the world champion missed a good...

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