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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...

  • American Woman - Part III

    batgirl Jan 18, 2017, 11:25 AM

      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...

  • 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...

  • Chess And Political Correctness

    GM Gserper Dec 24, 2016, 3:52 AM

    The world has gone crazy! Did I just say it aloud? I am sorry; I used to better control what I say. In fact it was something you would learn from your early childhood in the former Soviet Union. As the...

  • Carlsen-Karjakin: Hammer's Preview

    GM SultanOfKings Nov 8, 2016, 3:00 AM

    When it comes to Magnus Carlsen, I’m not a neutral observer. I’ve known him since we both were 10. We went to the same high school, and I was a helper for him during the first two world championship...

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  • March Signups are Now Open

    SirIvanhoe Feb 16, 2017, 4:48 PM

    Signups are now open for our 3 round March League Qualifier and Tournament Series to begin on Monday, March 6, 2017.   Negotiated Time Tournaments   New players can sign up for our 3 round League Qualifier. You...

  • History of chess

    Dinesh_rama Feb 12, 2017, 2:05 AM

    T he classical research about the origin of Chess concentrated on investigating written and archaeological evidence resulting in opinions about Indian/Persian 1 or Chinese origin of the game. The available evidence...

  • January 2016 – January 2017

    Frank_Je Feb 10, 2017, 6:15 AM

    I got my personal wake-up call the other day: Lazy Frank! Go and type something about your chess life!  Thanks for waking me up, Frank. :-) So here I go: I have to work through a whole year from January 2016 to...

  • February 2017 Prodigy Program with Peter Heine Nielsen and Lawrence Trent!

    GeniusKJ Feb 7, 2017, 3:59 AM

    Registration for the February 2017 month of the Prodigy Program is now open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. We are happy to announce that super-coach GM Peter Heine Nielsen will be teaching...

  • PRO Chess League week 2 predictions

    NewJerseyKnockouts Jan 18, 2017, 2:21 AM

    It has come to my attention that the PRO Chess League has inexplicably asked so-called "pundits" to predict the results of the matches, without consulting the total joke of a human being himself (credit to these...

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