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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...

  • Master Path Study Plan: Strategy

    • News
    • Oct 28, 2016, 2:15 PM

    Target Skill Range: Master Path (Rated 2000-2199) Tasks: Learn the following master-level pawn structures. Master the art of maneuvering. Learn to use your pawns actively. Study the exploitation of pawn...

  • 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...

  • How To Join The PRO Chess League

    Do you think your team has what it takes to win the $20k top prize and the title of PRO Chess League Champions? By now you've read our announcement, and you can't wait to join the PRO Chess League, right?...

  • Say "Hello!" to Version 3

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    • Jan 21, 2016, 3:01 PM

    It's been a long time coming, but a brand-new version of is finally ready to step up and take online chess to a new level - and take your chess to new levels as well.  Version 3 (v3) has been...

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  • Another FICS Game

    I hate to imperil my very modest rating by playing rated games online, and so I continue playing unrated games on FICS. The rationale is that my skills will improve to the point where I'll be reasonably...

  • 7 Reasons You Should Play in the Crazyhouse Championship

    The first ever crazyhouse championship is right around the corner and you don't want to miss out! Not only does this event boast a $2,000 prize fund to be distributed to the top 10 finishers; it's also attracting...

  • Light & Dark : A Visual Guide to Crazyhouse

    Light & Dark: A Visual Guide to Crazyhouse (visual ideas behind the moves in crazyhouse and bughouse) mastertan 2016 In light of the increasing amount of activity of crazyhouse chess, I’ve decided to write...

  • Crazyhouse: Revitalizing the Romance in Chess

    While it’s true in today’s chess climate that high level tournaments exhibit more fighting chess than has been seen in recent decades (and thank goodness for that!), it’s impossible to ignore the larger trend in...

  • A lesson from a complicated man!

    GM Yasser Seirawan wrote an excellent story in the October 2016 Chess Life magazine.  Titled "A Complicated Man", Yasser wrote about his mentor, someone he breathed the chess air with for a period of time.   USCF...

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  • Carlsen Wins Marathon Game To Even Match With Karjakin

    GM Magnus Carlsen got to be Magnus Carlsen today. He already tried to break down GM Sergey Karjakin with the Ruy Lopez and the Giuoco Piano in the 2016 World Championship. Today, he used a...

  • Magnus Carlsen Scores 68-2 In German Simul

    More than 100 years ago a newspaper birthed the Tour de France, and now another venerable European periodical has brought us the largest Magnus Carlsen simul in years. "Die Zeit," the esteemed German weekly,...

  • Anand Reverses Course, Streaks To Early Lead In Zurich

    Is it possible to play better chess at faster time controls in worse weather against stronger opponents? The life of GM Viswanathan Anand over the last month poses that exact question. After a massively underwhelming...

  • Candidates' Specifics Set

    For several months we've known which eight players will vie for the right to challenge Magnus Carlsen's world title. Now we know much more about the 2016 Candidates' Tournament. Moscow was already the announced...

  • BREAKING: Wesley So Forfeited In U.S. Championship Round 9

    [UPDATE 4/11/15 - The appeals committee has met and decided they cannot help in regards to So's request to not lose points.  The committee consisted of GM Ben Finegold, IM Rusa Goletiani, and IA Chris Bird...


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