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  • How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The Chess.com member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

  • PRO Chess League Official Rules

    PROChessLeague Jan 10, 2017, 1:28 PM

    PRO Chess League Rules as of 1/31/2017: 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...

  • The Perfect Opening For The Lazy Student

    GM Ginger_GM Dec 5, 2016, 3:37 PM

    During the last five years or so, most of the time that I have spent on chess has been devoted to creating things that have helped other players improve: videos, books, articles, courses and whatever else comes...

  • Gems From The 2012 U.S. Championship

    TigerChess Dec 3, 2016, 7:42 AM

    It's an older archive but still worth its weight in gold. Review the best rounds from the memorable 2012 U.S. Championships with GM Eugene Perelshteyn. This tournament exceeded every chess lover's expectations....

  • How To Watch Carlsen vs Nakamura

    pete Oct 26, 2016, 12:26 PM

    [Editor's note: The full broadcast replay of the match can be viewed on Twitch here.] This is it. Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura with everything on the line: the Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship to...

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  • IM Yaacovn vs IM wonderfultime (5 chess games)

    NM ChessNetwork Feb 15, 2017, 7:26 PM

    Two strong International Masters, Yaacov Norowitz from the United States, and Minh Le from Vietnam plays some chess games on the live server.  I kibitz 5 of their blitz chess games with time control 3|0. Both players...

  • "Just another tournament": Lakeridge Chess Tournament Rounds 1-3

    Joseph_Truelson Feb 8, 2017, 6:25 PM

    Photo credit of anyone but me. As usual, I'm too lazy to photoshop, so I just steal whatever is the first result on Google. Below, Joseph Truelson will present his amazing report, with no lies yet, as of this writing....

  • QGD Repertoire for Black II

    GM alexcolovic Feb 8, 2017, 3:29 AM

    I finished the second part of my successful QGD for Black. This one covers all the lines black may encounter on the way to the QGD: the Catalan, London System, Colle, Zukertort, Jobava's pet line, The Veresov...

  • Dragons knock out the Knockouts 13.5-2.5

    TorontoDragons Feb 6, 2017, 5:38 AM

    Even before our match with New Jersey started, there was an excitement in the air. Two of our mainstays, GM Bator Sambuev and IM Nikolay Noritsyn had been training heavily, sharpening their already formidable tactical...

  • Bughouse Openings Synchronization

    Sorsi Feb 4, 2017, 10:58 AM

    I bet that most of you have been in the following situation: you play a pretty good opening, but still you lose in 10-15 moves. How is this possible? Easy: bad synchronization with your partner's opening is one...

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  • Wilhelm Steinitz

    robertrange Feb 2, 2017, 8:09 AM

    Wilhelm Steinitz was born in Prague on May 18, 1836. At the age of 22 he came to Vienna as a student. His chess career began in the Vienna Chess Club, the school of so many a later chess master. In 1862 he represented...

  • PRO Chess League Takes Off Wednesday

    PeterDoggers Jan 9, 2017, 3:13 PM

    It's finally here. More than 400 players (100+ grandmasters), chess fans all over the world, and the whole team at Chess.com are very excited that the inaugural season of the PRO Chess League will launch...

  • Grand Chess Tour Announces Rating System, Wildcards

    PeterDoggers Jan 3, 2017, 2:31 PM

    The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) revealed two pieces of anticipated news today: the launch of its universal rating system (URS) together with announcing the wildcard players for the 2017 Grand Chess Tour. The trio...

  • 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....

  • Time lords add leap second to the world's clocks as Earth slows down

    quantumlee Dec 29, 2016, 4:29 PM

    It might feel like there is never enough time, but Earth has gained 27 seconds since the 1970s, an astronomical quirk which is causing a headache for timekeepers. On New Year's Eve, experts at the National Physical...

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