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  • erik
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    Erik | Bay Area, CA, United States

    Joined: May 7, 2007

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    erik erik | Beach, Bahamas

    Joined: Nov 10, 2008

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    Erik Erik | Netherlands

    Joined: Nov 15, 2008

  • movinon
    Online May 22, 2013

    Erik Erik | Bay Area, United States

    Joined: Dec 4, 2008

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    Online Jul 18, 2009

    erik erik | rome, Italy

    Joined: Jul 18, 2009

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  • 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...

  • 2017 PRO Chess League: Teams

    We are proud to welcome 48 teams, over 400 players and over 100 grandmasters to this inaugural season of the PRO Chess League! Listed here are all of the team rosters in rating order as well as links to social media...

  • 8 Ways Chess Is Like CrossFit

    • News
    • Sep 17, 2016, 2:13 AM

    You’ve all heard the joke about how the first rule of CrossFit is you must talk about CrossFit. And the second rule is that you must talk about CrossFit. So let’s talk about CrossFit. And chess. There...

  • New Contest: Chess In World Landmarks

    • pete
    • Jun 14, 2016, 8:43 AM

    Have you ever seen a beautiful landmark or an interesting building and thought, "hey, this place could use more chess?" It's time for another photo manipulation contest on  [Update, June...

  • First Brilliancy Prizes

         Throughout the years there have been hundreds, maybe thousands, of brilliancy prizes offered.  Some are just games, albeit extremely clever ones, while others have their own stories....

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  • The Snowballs got bitten by the Mosquitos (6-10) – Recap of Week 1

      The US PRO League kicked off this week and although we were very excited for this new online adventure the match didn’t go exactly as planned. Our team this week consisted of GMs Georg Meier, Evgenij Agrest, Erik...

  • Playing on the Automated Chessboard - SquareOff

    • erik
    • Jan 11, 2017, 6:04 PM

    If you haven't seen the SquareOff chessboard before, you need to. Right now. Go learn about it here on their INDIEGOGO page. It's an automated chessboard that moves the opponent pieces for you.  When...

  • Incredibly Satisfying Checkmate

    • erik
    • Dec 14, 2016, 1:23 PM

    There is something fun about knights. Quirky. Playful. So to get a swarming knight checkmate in the middle of the board against an egregiously stubborn opponent who should have resigned long ago was just too much...

  • Celebrating 100k Subscribers on YouTube Party!

    ...and YOU'RE invited! On Wednesday, December 14th at 10am Pacific, I'll be hosting a party on It will be my party. So I can cry if I want to. Laugh if I want to. Play Bullet chess until we drop, if...

  • Eric Clapton - Tears In Heaven

    کمتر کسی است که اریک کلاپتون گیتاریست سبک راک و بلوز، خواننده و ترانه سرا انگلیسی را نشناسد. مجله رولینگ استون اریک کلاپتون را در رتبه دومین گیتاریست برتر دنیا قرار داده، در لیست ۵۰ آرتیست برتر گیبسون نیز چهارم...

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  • El 2016 para

    Hace ya casi dos semanas que entramos en el 2017. Aún así, hemos querido mirar atrás durante unos segundos y ver todo lo que ha sucedido en este año. Para ello, queremos compartir...

  • PRO Chess League Takes Off Wednesday

    It's finally here. More than 400 players (100+ grandmasters), chess fans all over the world, and the whole team at are very excited that the inaugural season of the PRO Chess League will launch...

  • Gunina Scores Tremendous 9/10 To Win London Rapid

    Valentina Gunina came, saw and conquered. The Russian player was in fantastic shape at the London Super Rapidplay tournament, won with 9/10(!), and left a field of 42 grandmasters behind her. The Super Rapidplay...

  • From Tibet To Prisons To Cannabis Lounges, Chess Is Played Everywhere

    Location is key in this month's edition of "In Other News." Past chess games have been played in space, underwater, and just about everywhere in between. Today we reveal a few locations you may not have thought...

  • 17-Year-Old Wins Dutch Championship

    Besides GM Anish Giri, there's a new and bright Dutch chess star: GM Jorden van Foreest. The eldest in a big chess family won his first Dutch Championship on Sunday. Shortly before the UEFA...


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