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  • Predict The Pro Chess League And Win!'s Thumbnail

    Predict The Pro Chess League And Win!

    pete Feb 23, 2017, 8:26 AM

    After a thrilling conclusion to the regular season, the playoff field is set for the inaugural PRO Chess League.  [UPDATE: Winners are below. All winners have been notified and have been sent their prizes.] While...

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    What Is The Best Chess Site?

    CHESScom Apr 21, 2017, 2:25 PM

    There are many chess sites where you can play or learn about chess, but which one should you choose? The best chess site is Chess.com! Here is why you should choose Chess.com to be your online chess home: 1. Chess.com...

  • Can You Solve Our 2016 Holiday Puzzler?'s Thumbnail

    Can You Solve Our 2016 Holiday Puzzler?

    pete Dec 21, 2016, 8:32 AM

    Your favorite annual chess tradition is back. Chess.com is proud to celebrate the holiday season with an all-new puzzler for 2016—and we believe this is the hardest (and most rewarding) quiz yet. The 10...

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  • Mamedyarov Extends Lead As Kramnik Struggles's Thumbnail

    Mamedyarov Extends Lead As Kramnik Struggles

    FM MikeKlein Apr 27, 2017, 4:16 PM

    GM Vladimir Kramnik would like to fast-forward over the middle rounds of the Shamkir super-tournament. His audacious 25. Rxe5 in round four is now a distant memory. After losing in round five before the rest day,...

  • Meier Wins 2nd Speed Chess Qualifier Amid Nakamura Drama's Thumbnail

    Meier Wins 2nd Speed Chess Qualifier Amid Nakamura Drama

    NM SamCopeland Apr 12, 2017, 1:47 PM

    Tuesday's Speed Chess Championship Qualifier 2 (with two more on April 18 and 25!) featured one of the most remarkable finales in Chess.com's history as Hikaru Nakamura entered the last round a half-point ahead...

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    Organizers Expel Suspected Cheater In Dubai

    PeterDoggers Apr 7, 2017, 6:41 AM

    An amateur player was suspected of cheating and was removed from the Dubai Open. The Indian player Jeel Shah, 21 years old and rated 1764, was removed from the tournament after he was suspected of cheating....

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  • Push Pawns Like Kasparov's Thumbnail

    Push Pawns Like Kasparov

    GM EugenePerelshteyn Mar 11, 2015, 7:43 PM

    How did one of the greatest players of all time push his pawns? Find out how the future world champion Garry Kasparov used his mobile pawns to attack in this instructive lesson by GM Eugene Perelshteyn. Watch...

  • Berlin Endgames Part 5: Black's Strong Bishop Pair's Thumbnail

    Berlin Endgames Part 5: Black's Strong Bishop Pair

    GM dbojkov Nov 14, 2011, 9:47 PM

    Take that! The black side of the Berlin Defense finally gets some love from GM Dejan Bojkov in today's video! Here we see black's Bishop Pair serve as full compensation for the tarnished pawn structure. As we learn,...

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  • Chess Lesson #37: Winning Material Isn't Winning's Thumbnail

    Chess Lesson #37: Winning Material Isn't Winning

    Korasoff Apr 28, 2017, 8:43 AM

    Thesis While being ahead in material is a tactical advantage, it is not a strategic advantage, and it is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for winning.   Argument After playing a few games of chess,...

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    Chess.com Dev Update: April 28, 2017

    News Apr 28, 2017, 8:35 AM

    Hey Chess.com! We really worked a lot on enhancements this week! In addition to completely reworking the chess board for the entire site to be more responsive, we are switching javascript libraries as well; moving...

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    Chess.com Dev Update: April 14, 2017

    News Apr 14, 2017, 1:48 PM

    Hey Chess.com! The last couple weeks have been focused on back-end improvements in order to make Chess.com on the whole a smoother experience for all members   However, we did release some cool new features...

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