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  • karpov1657
    Online Apr 26, 2015

    karpov karpov | Kazakhstan

    Joined: Apr 16, 2015

  • w1ld
    Online Jul 22, 2013

    Artyom Karpov | Saint-Petersburg, Russia

    Joined: Jul 23, 2007

  • saigon
    Online Aug 14, 2007

    Andrey Karpov | Riga, Latvia, Latvia

    Joined: Aug 14, 2007

  • yourgirlkaro
    Online Oct 4, 2007

    karolina karpov | poughkeepsie,NY, United States

    Joined: Oct 4, 2007

  • kaspov
    Online Aug 25, 2008

    Anatoly Karpov | redençao-ceara, Brazil

    Joined: Jan 25, 2008

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  • Who Was The Best World Chess Champion In History?

    What if we had a time machine? What if we could bring all the greatest chess players in history together, removing any advantages of opening theory or other evolved knowledge of our game for a super-tournament? What...

  • Am I Too Old For Chess?

    I recently received a question from one of our fellow Chess.com members. Since I've heard this question many times, I decided to share my opinion on the subject. The question goes like this: "I am 25 years...

  • Don’t Mock The Mockingbird

    • IM Silman
    • Dec 8, 2016, 4:33 AM

    This week we’re going to look at the games of the Chess.com member Mockingbird2, who is majoring in chemical engineering but thinks he can become a chess master in another two years. At the moment he’s...

  • The World Championship Deja Vu

    [Note: GM Serper reflects on the first half of the 2016 world chess championship.] At the time of this writing, the first part of the world championship match is over, and the score is still even: 3-3....

  • The 7 Most Shocking World Championship Blunders

    Is 51.Qe6? from Magnus Carlsen in game 8 one of the worst blunders in world championship history? Well... probably not  After all, Sergey Karjakin did need to find the incredible only-move 51...h5! to win the...

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  • 10 ways to improve in chess

    There are thousands of the chess tutorials including chess books, DVDs, courses, video lessons, etc. As I often say, it is practically impossible to follow them all to make an improvement in your game. Remember,...

  • Karpov cried

    When I grew up my favorite chess player was Anatoly Karpov. However, the game I won today should have made him cry. I had a strong material advantage, it was a 30 minute game and I won despite my opponent had twice...

  • The Most Dominant Chess Players in History, 2016 version

    About three years ago, I made a statistical table about the most dominant world champions in history. Now I feel that it deserves an update - there are even more players in it now, and some results have changed...

  • Who Is Mr. Dubov? An interview with Daniil Dubov

    I've already translated one interview by Daniil Dubov, but now that he'd finished third in the World Blitz Championship, I feel that the English-speaking chess community deserves to know more about this young Russian...

  • New Year's Resolution: Reach USCF Classical Rating of 1800+ by 2018

    As 2016 ends, I am making a bold and lofty new year's resolution to reach a USCF Classical rating of 1800+ before 2018. Although I realize meeting this goal will be quite difficult, I also know from experience that...

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  • Chess In The White House And Kasparov Wins Again

    In 1984, GM Garry Kasparov endured a five-month match with GM Anatoly Karpov, but his latest battle ended after nine years. Unlike in that clash, this time there was a decision. Also this month, we take a...

  • Webster Doubles Up At Pan-Ams

    For the second year in a row, the "B" team from Webster University beat the "A" team at the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship. Unlike 2015, the second team eclipsing the first squad wasn't necessarily...

  • 2016: The Year In Review

    • News
    • 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....

  • Shirov To Bring Fire On Board To Iceland

    GM Alexei Shirov is one of the stars at the 2017 Reykjavik Open. The annual open tournament in Iceland will be held in April. Harpa, the venue for the 2017 Reykjavik Open. Before the end of the year, the organizers...

  • Generations Clash In Moscow's Nutcracker Tournament

    The traditional Nutcracker tournament is under way in Moscow, Russia. After four rounds of classical chess, "experience" (the Kings) has a tiny lead over "youth" (the Princes). Another edition of the...


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