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Location: Paris, France
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  • Say "Hello!" to Version 3

    It's been a long time coming, but a brand-new version of is finally ready to step up and take online chess to a new level - and take your chess to new levels as well.  Version 3 (v3) has been our #1 priority for over two year... | Read More

  • Introducing the New (Version 3)

    It's been a long time coming, but a brand-new version of is finally ready to step up and take online chess to a new level - and take your chess to new levels as well.  This new version 3 (V3) has been our #1 priority for over... | Read More

  • No Balance, No Success

    I get countless questions that ask about taste in chess (No, don’t eat the pieces!). Taste, in this case, refers to a preference for positional or tactical situations. (However, if you MUST eat the pieces, please buy a chess cake or a ches... | Read More

  • Can You Solve Our 2014 Holiday Puzzler?

    Your favorite holiday chess tradition is back! is proud to celebrate the holiday season with an all-new puzzler quiz for 2014. UPDATE:  The 2014 Holiday Puzzler has ended. Thanks to all who played and commented.  O... | Read More

  • John Grefe: Talent Isn’t Enough!

    My relationship with International Master John Grefe was complex, with many ups and downs. I met him two days after I arrived in San Francisco. At that time I was a penniless 18-year-old chess professional who was sleeping on a friend’s floo... | Read More

    • Chess Is Never An Emergency - A Notice To All My Chess Groups !

      I am a proud member of more than 280 groups. This means I get about 50 mails per day and also postings to my profile with invitations for team games. Many of those messages come with rather dramatic headings like 'final call', 'urgent' or 'emergen... | Read More

    • Facebook Chess

      Towards the end of one of my recent economics tutorials at university, I asked my students if there were any questions. There was a brief discussion (in Dutch) among three boys in the front row and then one shot up his hand and said, "Si... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Feb 4, 2016
    • The Missing Element Today

      by HJS On the day when the Holy Spirit empowered the early Church, Peter stood up and said, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins." The following day, Peter was on his way to the t... | Read More

      • JD-ex
      • | Jan 19, 2016
    • Going Offline(indefinitely)

      I will be back. Feel free to send me messages and such, I just won't see them. I have upset a lot of people recently, and feel for now,the site us better off without me. I am sorry to all my friends, who were there for me thick and thin, for dec... | Read More

    • Absolutely No Negativity Tolerated!

      Playing chess on and Accepting or Declining offers of Rematches or Friendships are all perfect examples of opportunities to exercise Our God-Given Right of Free Will.   Perhaps You are Narcissists or Crazy People You who post negativ... | Read More

  • Fred defense

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    Hello. I'm caveatcanis and this message was written by AwesomeXue. There was some sort of message error though.  You'll see this message has zero views but several comments which is pretty hard to do.  Maybe some psychics left messages with th... Read More »

  • Heidenfeld, Wolfgang

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    Wolfgang Heidenfeld (1911-1981) was a German-born (Berlin) Jewish chess author who was forced to emigrate to South Africa in the 1930s and then settled in Ireland in 1957.  He was South African Champion in 1939, 1945-46, 1947, 1949, 1951, 195... Read More »