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  • Candidate Profile: Fabiano Caruana

    By GM Robert Hess and IM Teddy Coleman Just like Rocky Balboa, Fabiano “The Italian Stallion” Caruana is getting his first shot at becoming the world champion. But unlike Rocky, Caruana isn’t a dark horse. Caruana is ra... | Read More

  • A Legendary Chess Zen Master Has Died

    When I was just turning 19, I would go with a friend to Berkeley and visit the Hare Krishna temple. Were we into them? No, not at all. But every evening they offered free (very tasty!) food, and when you are broke and starving, you are willing t... | Read More

  • The Only Certainties: Death Matches And Taxes

    If it feels like we haven't had a Death Match since the early summer, that's because we haven't! Back when GM Maxim Dlugy claimed his title, the days were at their longest and outdoor barbecues were in full swing. But don't fret! As th... | Read More

  • The Greatest Chess Minds Video Series

    Let this video guide serve as the official reference point to help you find Chess.com videos on your favorite chess players throughout history! Chess.com has enjoyed lessons from the best coaches and players within our game. Hopefully, you&rsquo... | Read More

  • The 12 Most Interesting Chess Players Ever

    Who are the most interesting chess players of all time? It’s an interesting question. Are we talking about the best players ever? Even that’s a tricky thing to define. Are the best players the most accomplished? We could go by supe... | Read More

    • Clàssic Sant Martí, group B

      Hi again. Here are the games played in my fourth slow OTB tournament. This was an U2100 tournament with 58 players in which I was the 26th of the startink ranking, and the first one I had to play 2000+ rated players. My own rating was 1915 at t... | Read More

      • sharcashmo
      • | Apr 30, 2016
    • My Inconsistency Rating (4)

      March is over, i got my highest rating in this month, what a surprise a got 1701  in March 17, 2016 and i beat a player with rating 1965 in Live Tournament. WOWW, what can i say it was amazing for me, even that just happen for a while but that wa... | Read More

      • froye
      • | Apr 5, 2016
    • Tough training game

          So this has to be one of the toughest games I have ever played.  I know that because it has been so difficult to get myself to go over it and post it.  There are some other contributing factors to the difficulty for me but I will talk ab... | Read More

    • 2015-16 Pittsburgh Chess League, Round 7

      Yes, Round 7, not Round 6. US Amateur Team East timing and scheduling conflicts of today's opponents switched some matches around and pushed this one back two weeks. We won 3-1 against another team in the lower half. My game started out weirdly b... | Read More

    • Previously on the Candidates

      We'll witness the best preperations very very soon. In less than 2 weeks, on 11th March the tourney kicks off. The participants and how they are qualified: Vishy Anand, unlucky of the previous World Championship match Veselin Topalov, by the hig... | Read More

      • Haggard-CC
      • | Feb 28, 2016

  • Anand, Viswanathan

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    Viswanathan (Vishy) Anand, born on Dec 11, 1969,in chennai india is India's first Grandmaster (1988, at the age of 18) who won the World Junior Championship in 1987.  In 1983, he won the National Sub-Junior Chess Championship with a perfect 9... Read More »

  • Kim Commons

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    Originally from Southern California, International Master Kim Commons passed away in Arizona, in 2015, at the age of 63. According to chessgames.com, his performance rating in the 22nd Chess Olympiad placed him among the top 15 players in the w... Read More »

  • Patzer

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    Patzer is basically when you have a minimal rating in chess. Read More »

  • Adams, Michael

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    Michael Adams was born on Nov 17, 1971 in Truro, Cornwall, England.  He learned chess from his father at the age of 6. In November 1979, he played in his first chess tournament, the Cornwall Under-10 Championship, and won it.  In 1980, Adams... Read More »

  • Kenny Solomon

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    Kenny Solomon 8 October 1979 is a South African chess International Master. He took up chess at the age of 13, inspired by his elder brother’s qualification for the Chess Olympiad in Manila in 1992. Borrowing a chess book from him to study,... Read More »