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    Piotr | Poland

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  • The Amazing Chess Illusion

    GM Gserper Dec 21, 2014, 12:53 PM

    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...

  • 5000 users in Live Chess!

    piotr Nov 23, 2010, 11:05 AM

    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:...

  • About Chess.com

    News Nov 11, 2010, 2:06 PM

    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...

  • Attacking a Piece

    IM Silman Jul 6, 2009, 2:49 AM

    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...

  • Hippocleides doesn't care

    GM vbhat Mar 24, 2009, 12:34 AM

    For those of you folllowing David Pruess's blog here on chess.com, you'll know that 4 of us from the Bay Area went to play in Cappelle la Grande, France. Before the tournament, we spent a few days in Paris, where...

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  • The Wait Is Over: American Chess Magazine No.1

    ACMChess Dec 25, 2016, 11:19 AM

    The American Chess Magazine comes to you at the end of 2016, on the crest of a wave that has provided the biggest boost to U.S. chess since the early 1970s, when Bobby Fischer claimed the world title from Boris...

  • How Chess Master's mind works?

    IM piongu Sep 25, 2016, 2:34 AM

    In this short video IM Piotr Nguyen  and Stanisław Praczukowski are sharing the basics of calculation, the way how we should think to find solutions to complicated problem by checking simple lines first and making...

  • Man vs Analysis

    AndyJessop Aug 8, 2016, 1:15 PM

    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...

  • Building Chess.com (Updated from 2007 Post!)

    erik Aug 3, 2016, 11:06 AM

    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...

  • And The Best Staff Member Of Chess.com Is...

    FM MikeKlein Jul 26, 2016, 10:28 AM

    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...

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