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TheVayderDOG
TheVayderDOG
Location: Poland
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masterofpices
masterofpices
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vladdraco
vladdraco
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1macaw
1macaw
Location: Lublin, Poland
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  • The Amazing Chess Illusion

    Most people are fascinated by optical illusions. Indeed it is a very strange feeling that what you see with your own eyes is not exactly what it is. This reminds me of the punchline to the old joke that I already mentioned in this article: "who ... | Read More

  • Levenfish Panov-Botvinniks Botvinnik’s Gruenfeld

    Now to make sense out of that title containing the names of four players.Grigory Yakovlev Levenfish was born March 21, 1889 (March 9 at the time in the old calendar) in Piotrkow, Poland in the Russian Empire. He died February 9, 1961 in Moscow, US... | Read More

  • 5000 users in Live Chess!

    Just wanted to share we just hit 5000 users online in Live Chess! To all Chess.com members: Thank you for your patience and support! Anybody remembers our 100-users celebration? :) EDIT: Max users history: 100 users (2008), 1000 users (20... | Read More

  • About Chess.com

    Chess.com is #1 in online chess... But who are we? Where did Chess.com come from? Where are we going? The BeginningChess.com started in 2005 when two friends — Jay and Erik (that's me!) — decided the world needed a better chess websi... | Read More

  • Attacking a Piece

    Piotr Linek asks: When I play the Sicilian with the sequence 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 as Black, I don’t even think about it and automatically play …e6 because I find it stronger as it attacks white’s Knight and forces it to retreat... | Read More


    • Man vs Analysis

      Allow me to take you way back to last Thursday, a slow balmy evening here in rural France. The cows in the field next door were fanning away flies with a consistent - if lazy - tail swipe, and my baby daughter had for once quietened her angry... | Read More

      • AndyJessop
      • | Aug 8, 2016
      • | 504 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Building Chess.com (Updated from 2007 Post!)

      Chess.com started as an idea in 2005. By early 2006 I had created a 107 page Microsoft Word document of wireframes and plans... and then handed them to Jay and said "Build this!". I've never shared those images before, but here you go - the earlie... | Read More

      • erik
      • | Aug 3, 2016
      • | 1926 views
      • | 38 comments
    • And The Best Staff Member Of Chess.com Is...

      In late 2013, Chess.com decided that all staff member raises would be decided by virtue of a company-wide tournament. Kidding, but I wouldn't object! We did have a tournament online just for fun, and two years later crowned a champion. Luckily f... | Read More

      • MikeKlein
      • | Jul 26, 2016
      • | 1707 views
      • | 12 comments
    • It’s been a hard day’s night or The Night Chess Marathon in the House of Legends

      Gothic interiors go well together with chess tournaments, I have known it since the tournament in Golub-Dobrzyń. So when my friend Piotr, co-owner of the House of Legends of Toruń museum decided to host a tournament there, I immediately offered ... | Read More

      • AdamPitula
      • | Mar 5, 2016
      • | 444 views
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    • February Results

      The final results for our February Tournament Series are listed below. For complete info with all pairings and game scores go to slowchessleague.org. Open Swiss G/45+45 No. Name St Rate Pts 1 SJFG     3.0 2 ThaFif     3.0 3 vik1500     2.... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Feb 21, 2016
      • | 468 views
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