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  • The Match Of The 21st Century

    GM Gserper Mar 25, 2017, 8:44 PM

    When chess players say "match of the century," usually they refer to the famous match between the USSR and the "rest of the world" that took place in Belgrade in 1970. In reality, many famous chess competitions...

  • Santasiere's Folly

    batgirl Mar 15, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Anthony Edward Santasiere - This name evokes images of the New York chess scene during the 1920, 30s and 40s:  Frank Marshall, Edward Lasker, Albert Pinkus, Fred Reinfeld, Sammy Reshevsky, Abe Kupchik,...

  • Speed Chess Championship Official Rules

    IM DanielRensch Mar 3, 2017, 10:14 PM

    Below are the official rules and format of Chess.com's 2017 Speed Chess Championship.  For the full list of players in the 2017 Speed Chess Championship, click here. By accepting the invitation...

  • Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

  • Chess And Presidential Elections

    GM Gserper Jan 21, 2017, 11:41 PM

    During the 2016 presidential election, many Americans got caught between a rock and a hard place. Indeed, since both candidates had flaws, it was very difficult to make a choice. I wish we had an...

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  • Studying Chess - My Recommendations

    MiddlegamerUmesh Mar 25, 2017, 7:20 AM

                  People often do not know how to study chess and proceed with their training.I've once been in such a situation too.I've worked a lot to improve my chess but then in my experience, I learnt a good way...

  • Planning Part-1

    Abhi_Mary_1997 Mar 25, 2017, 3:47 AM

    Planning- Many beginners know openings well from move to move. But when asked about planning, they find themselves in a deep hole, unsure of where to move next. And what will they get? Nothing... because moves are...

  • 5th ICC Open

    Shieldoffaith13 Mar 23, 2017, 10:50 AM

        5th ICC Open Facts about last year’s event: Last year’s Open was won by Super Grandmaster Alexander Grishuck, just ahead of World Champion Magnus Carlsen.   Top Seeds in this year’s event include: Russian GM...

  • Comeback after 7 years

    IM attilaturzo Mar 22, 2017, 10:48 AM

      After long thinking I decided to play again in an international tourney. I played a few team games in every year, but my last individual tourney was in 2010. I decided to give an another chance for me to give...

  • How to Win Chess Almost Every Time (part 1)(winning as a beginner)

    DineshMC Mar 22, 2017, 3:56 AM

    Mastering chess is a long process, and will take you several years, but you don’t have to be a master to win at chess almost every time if you understand the mechanics of the game. By learning to spot certain moves...

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  • Carlsen, Caruana, So Vie For PRO Chess Champs This Weekend

    FM MikeKlein Mar 23, 2017, 5:59 PM

    Kill your TV but double-check your internet connection. This weekend will decide which four teams will advance to college basketball's "Final Four," but the Professional Online Rapid (PRO) Chess League is one week...

  • AHOY THERE!

    FideCastro Mar 19, 2017, 10:52 PM

    Dave Pugh       ½        Robin Anderton (126)               ½ Roy Peters       1          Mike Warden (126)                    0 S Grayland       1          Rayyan Farooq (125)                 0 G Mason         ...

  • Your Endgame Troubles End Here: Prelude

    TooruAmuro86 Mar 10, 2017, 2:34 AM

    Hello Endgame Lovers, I hope you all have been studying endgames, actively participating in discussions, and playing in our weekly tournaments. Last month, I asked if any of you had questions or concerns regarding...

  • Fabiano Makes Forbes; Newspaper Editor Blunders

    FM MikeKlein Mar 1, 2017, 12:00 AM

    "In Other News" has been on a little bit of a hiatus, which means this column is overflowing with chess tidbits to share. Today we have a world elite gracing a business magazine's "top" list, while a newspaper...

  • Fischer's eccentric brilliancies: Part 2

    Lt2Adnan Feb 25, 2017, 6:01 AM

    The last time we left off, Fischer was on his way to the Soviet Union, where you don't play chess, but chess plays you he was about to participate in the prestigious 1959 Candidates Tournament. Back then the Red...

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