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    Online Feb 26, 2010

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  • Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

  • PRO Chess League Week 3: The Critical Showdowns

    NM SamCopeland Jan 25, 2017, 1:45 AM

    With a staggering 480 players and more than 150 grandmasters currently playing, the PRO Chess League is expanding as word of mouth spreads and new free agents and local players sign up to do battle for their teams...

  • 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...

  • Do Not Misuse Your Chess Computer!

    GM Gserper Jan 14, 2017, 2:03 AM

    My favorite episode from The Prince And The Pauper happens towards the end of the story: "Speak up, good lad, and fear nothing," said the king. "How used you the Great Seal of England?" Tom stammered a moment,...

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  • Why doesn't the personalized challenge function how it should ???

    Captn_Rook Feb 20, 2017, 7:39 PM

    Mostly, when I am trying to personalize a challenge to equal or higher rated players, i am getting opponents 300 to 500 points below my rating, plus, i cannot quit without loosing the game. Annoying. Anyone knows...

  • Attacking basics

    Abhi_Mary_1997 Feb 20, 2017, 6:42 AM

    Attacking chess is one of the most exciting ,fabulous and aweosme things .There are many players like Bobby Fischer,Michail Tal,Mary gave us alot of nice games which gives us th taste of attacking chess.Here in...

  • Cracking 2000 (USCF): my point d'appui

    Milliern Feb 19, 2017, 9:39 AM

    I’m a little shocked by my recent USCF rating progress.  It’s already been a great past 12 months (2 wins vs NMs in blitz, 1 draw vs a NM in rapid, and a win and a draw vs NMs in the standard control, and one unrated...

  • Roots of Positional Understanding

    Abhi_Mary_1997 Feb 19, 2017, 8:16 AM

    Recently I completed a chess course on chess.com whose name was roots of positional understnading and i want to present some of the ideas mrntioned in that course for those who cant afford membership.So enjoy. 50...

  • Tin Cup U1750 Day 1

    rlian3 Feb 18, 2017, 9:16 PM

    Hi everyone! I am back with another blog. I just finished a weekend tournament held in King's Christian College from the 11th to 12th of February. In this blog to share my games, thoughts and analysis with you all!...

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  • Magnus Carlsen Mentors Homer Simpson

    FM MikeKlein Feb 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

    World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen is an avid connoisseur of pop culture. Now, he's part of it. Yesterday his long-awaited cameo on the American animated program "The Simpsons" finally aired on the FOX Network. Hard...

  • Carlsen, So Topple Division Leaders In PRO Chess Week 6

    NM SamCopeland Feb 16, 2017, 12:00 AM

    As playoff tensions increased in week six of the Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League, the matches were tighter than ever. Fully one third of the 24 matches were decided by a half-point, and no matches...

  • Carlsen Wants Revenge: PRO Chess Week 6

    FM MikeKlein Feb 13, 2017, 12:00 AM

    World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen has won many major events Chess.com has organized. Last year he won the Blitz Battle Championship, then just last week he shared first in his first-ever appearance in Titled...

  • Caruana Holds Carlsen, As ChessBrahs Win In PRO Chess Week 5

    NM SamCopeland Feb 12, 2017, 12:00 AM

    In an action-packed day for fans of online chess, GMs Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and numerous other grandmasters competed for the glory of their...

  • Carlsen, Caruana To Debut Saturday In PRO Chess

    NM SamCopeland Feb 9, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Evidently this week's overpowered Titled Tuesday was a warm-up. This Saturday, Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana are making their PRO (Professional Rapid Online) Chess League debuts. What's more, they will...


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