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  • American Woman - Part III

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • Who Will Win PRO Chess League Week 2?

    The PRO Chess League's panel of pundits is back for week two. The second week of action is rivalry week (amongst the teams, not the panel, we think)! For more on who the quintet comprising the illustrious panel,...

  • PRO Chess League Official Rules

    PRO Chess League Rules as of 1/14/2017: A. Eligibility and Team Makeup   A.1. Team rosters A lineup is the four players you are using each match. A roster is the total list of players you have...

  • Carlsen Plays Chess On His Birthday

    Most people like to celebrate their birthdays and most of my readers like to play chess. Have you ever wondered what happens when you combine these two great things and play chess on your birthday? Well, recently...

  • American Woman - Part II

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

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  • Tata Steel 2017, 8: Rapport shocks Carlsen by Colin McGourty

    Richard Rapport kept his cool to score a sensational win over Magnus Carlsen in Round 8 of the Tata Steel Masters. The World Champion overpressed following the missed win against Anish Giri the day before, while...

  • Snowballs rain over the Puffins...

    In the 2nd Round of the PRO Chess League we were paired against our dear neighbors, the Reykjavik Puffins. They prepared a very strong and even line-up against us with GM Johann Hjartarson leading the team, the...

  • FIDE Instructor!

    Guess what my dear Chess.com readers? I am now a FIDE instructor. (Well, its not official yet until I get my card but its probably a done deal)  I was fortunate enough to be able to sign up for the FIDE Trainers...

  • 2017 WI Northeastern Open

    This past weekend I had the pleasure of playing in the 2017 Northeastern Open. I've attended this tournament every year for the last five years, and have always enjoyed it. I didn't score quite as well as I have...

  • The Worst Kind of Good Tournament at the Liberty Bell Open

    Some good things certainly happened to me at the Liberty Bell Open, but it was really the worst kind of good tournament I could have.  Not only did I continue to suffer an ailment, I added two other issues that...

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  • Chess Stars Clash In PRO Rivalry Week

    If you see two neighboring dots in the map above, chances are they're going head-to-head in week two of the PRO Chess League. It's rivalry week, and it begins tomorrow. The clashes may not be El Clásico yet,...

  • 2016: The Year In Review

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    • Dec 31, 2016, 10:37 AM

    For many, 2016 was a year to be forgotten. Political division and turmoil, the passing of many beloved persons, and acts of violence often dominated the news. However, in terms of chess, 2016 was a banner year....

  • Korobov Perfect On Day 1 At World Rapid Champs; Aronian 2nd

    Anton Korobov is the only player who started with 5.0/5 at the World Rapid Championship in Doha, Qatar. Levon Aronian is close behind on 4.5/5 while Magnus Carlsen started badly but then found his form. The...

  • The Best Chess Headline And Other News

    Amidst a month of news dominated by the world championship only a few chess stories without a New York City setting slipped through the cracks in November. For whatever reason, U.K. media dominates this issue of...

  • Timur Gareyev Plays Record 48 Games Blindfolded

    GM Timur Gareyev played 48 chess games blindfolded simultaneously from Saturday to Sunday in Las Vegas. The grandmaster from Uzbekistan, who now represents the United States, improved upon previous simuls by...


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