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  • The $35,000 GM Blitz Battle Championship

    Chess.com is launching a new online blitz and bullet chess championship series, with the biggest payout in online history, and three of the world's top chess players have already signed on.  The Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship will be... | Read More

  • The Best Chess Of 2015

    As the calendar turns to 2016, it's time to look back at the best chess of the past year. The year 2015 was a big one for chess. With the creation of the Grand Chess Tour, the chess world had an exciting new super-tournament series to follo... | Read More

  • You Are Important!

    When we were learning how to play chess, most of us dreamed about becoming next Capablanca, Fischer or Kasparov one day. Alas, the sad reality is that 99.999 percent of us will never become one of the chess gods. Should we be disappointed and up... | Read More

  • TODAY: Nakamura To Play Komodo In Odds Match

    The strongest computer chess engine in history will face one of the strongest humans on earth next week in an odds chess match on Chess.com. Komodo will play GM Hikaru Nakamura in a four-game match, January 6 and 7, live on Chess.com/TV and... | Read More

  • Video Series On The King's Indian Defense

    The King's Indian Defense is one of the great openings in chess history. A favorite of many of Caissa's greatest innovators — the King's Indian Defense was central to the development of new, dynamic ways to play chess. No more taking 1.... | Read More


    • Washington Championship, part 1

      In past years the Washington State Championship has consisted of three 10-player round robins.  The winner of the top section becomes Champion:  the winners of the lower sections are seeded into upper sections next year.  There are also a few o... | Read More

      • mkkuhner
      • | Feb 9, 2016
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    • Wei Yi Wins The "Best Game of 2015 Prize"

      Undoubtedly, we have a clear winner of the "Best Game Prize" for all of 2015: Wei Yi's Brilliancy. GM Wei Yi is often referred to as the "sucessor to Carlsen". He is the one who broke Carlsen's record for youngest Super Grandmaster ever. In the f... | Read More

    • SIĞINMACI SORUNU VE NEONAZİZMİN AYAK SESLERİ: Bileklik Yoksa Yemek Yok

      SIĞINMACI SORUNU VE NEONAZİZMİN AYAK SESLERİ: Bileklik Yoksa Yemek Yok İnsan Hakları Evrensel Beyannamesine göre "Herkesin zulüm karşısında başka ülkelere sığınma ve bu ülkelerce sığınmacı işlemi görme hakkı vardır"[1]. A... | Read More

      • OZEROZGUR
      • | Feb 3, 2016
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    • A Game to GM David Bronstein analyzed by IM Juan Röhl

      GM Iturrizaga participates in Gibraltar Our International Grandmaster Eduardo Iturrizaga has started its participation in international events in the Gibraltar Chess Festival , where they compete tournament World Chess greats such as former world... | Read More

      • juanrohl
      • | Feb 2, 2016
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    • My 2 Cents, "Probably" Won't Have an Impact

      I retired 7 December 2014. One of the first things I did was turn in my work phone and buy a new cell phone. It had all these apps and gadgets and stuff. Since I now have plenty of time, I decided that I was going to get back into chess seriously ... | Read More


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  • Shogi

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    Shogi is the Japanese form of Chess. It has been evolving in a different direction as international Chess for more than 1000 years, however, and its history contains many Shogi variants, some even still played today. Modern Shogi is played on a 9x... Read More »

  • Dake, Arthur

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    Arthur W. Dake (1910-2000) became a bridge toll collector, then a highway auto controller, and finally an automobile inspector for the state of Oregon after serving in the merchant marines when he was 16.  He learned how to play chess at age 17 ... Read More »

  • Carlsen, Magnus

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    Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian child chess prodigy, was born Nov 30, 1990, and gained the Grandmaster title (2004) at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 27 days.   He became the 2nd youngest GM in chess history, behind only  Sergey Karjakin and Pari... Read More »

  • Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

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    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, born October 21, 1990, is a French Grandmaster.  In 2002, he was 2nd in the World Under-14 Championship.  In 2005, he became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 4 months, the 7th youngest GM in history and the 2nd young... Read More »

  • Lasa, Tassilo von Heydebrand und der

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    Baron Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa (von der Lasa) was born on October 17, 1818 in Berlin, Germany.  He studied law in Berlin and Bonn, Germany. In 1837, he was one of the seven co-founders of the Berlin Chess School (the Berlin Pleiades),... Read More »