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    Online Oct 26, 2013

    polgar polgar | sopron city, Hungary

    Joined: Feb 6, 2013

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    Polgar Nash | Canada, Canada

    Joined: Jul 25, 2007

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    Online Jun 5, 2015

    Brigid | U.S., United States

    Joined: Dec 22, 2008

  • PolgarFan
    Online Apr 15, 2009

    A Fan of Judit Polgar | Detroit, Michigan, United States

    Joined: Apr 15, 2009

  • rpolgar
    Online Sep 24, 2009

    rich polgar | pennsylania, United States

    Joined: Sep 24, 2009

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  • 8 Ways Chess Is Like CrossFit

    News Sep 17, 2016, 2:13 AM

    You’ve all heard the joke about how the first rule of CrossFit is you must talk about CrossFit. And the second rule is that you must talk about CrossFit. So let’s talk about CrossFit. And chess. There...

  • School Chess Fails PR Test

    GM GMIanRogers Aug 3, 2016, 8:39 AM

    Boris Gelfand’s musings in a recent interview on the benefits of children playing chess for its own sake - “Only a fraction will play professionally, but the rest will acquire the skill of strategic...

  • Finding Your Real Weaknesses

    IM Silman Feb 18, 2016, 1:56 AM

    I get a lot of letters from Chess.com members, and though their ratings run the gamut, I do my best to address all ratings as best I can. Today I’ll turn my attention to two players below 1500 : Mr. Prashant1994...

  • Who Loved These Knight Moves?

    GM Gserper Feb 7, 2016, 1:45 AM

    When we analyzed "An Opening Line For Masters" last week, I chose GM Igor Zaitsev as our opening guide for a reason. It is difficult to name another chess player who introduced that many absolutely paradoxical...

  • A List of One’s Own: The New Top 100 Women Rankings

    News Jan 29, 2016, 9:08 PM

    By Maret Thorpe. Photo: Tae Moon [Reprinted with permission of the author and US Chess.] “I’m so honored to have made it on to the first iteration of the Top Women Age 50 and Over! I hope these...

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  • Gunina Gambited Down

    UseWithCare Feb 16, 2017, 3:15 AM

    Games by top women chess  players are far from boring. Where else can you see the likes of the recent protest game by Hou Yifan, or persons with nearly supernatural skills like Alexandra Kosteniuk, or players who...

  • My pro bono chess work in DC - 2016 recap and beyond

    NM eltenedor Feb 13, 2017, 11:02 PM

    In April 2016, I stated my commitment to a cause: To provide chess lessons to the DC community at no cost. This blog is an update on what I did in 2016 and what I intend to do going forward. (This is my original...

  • January 2017 in Review

    TheChessPlayingCoder Jan 31, 2017, 8:24 AM

    There are periods in my life I would much rather forget.  I would categorize late 2015 to December 2016 as one of those.  Due to unforeseen circumstances far beyond anyone's control, I was engulfed by a toxic blend...

  • How Judit's opponent bled at the Bled Olympiad 2002

    ProfBlundermaster Jan 21, 2017, 4:27 PM

    I have come across many good chess related videos and articles online. But this is the first time I am posting one because this absolutely blew my mind! GM Judit Polgar is one of my favourite players ever. Just...

  • Ivanchuk: A Genius of Imaginative, Exciting Chess!

    kamalakanta Jan 18, 2017, 1:34 AM

    In a recent interview during a game commentary, GM Boris Gelfand spoke about "destiny" as one of the factors determining if a chess player is successful or not in gaining the World Championship Title. Among the...

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  • Webster Doubles Up At Pan-Ams

    FM MikeKlein Jan 2, 2017, 2:11 PM

    For the second year in a row, the "B" team from Webster University beat the "A" team at the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship. Unlike 2015, the second team eclipsing the first squad wasn't necessarily...

  • Gunina Scores Tremendous 9/10 To Win London Rapid

    PeterDoggers Dec 19, 2016, 12:09 PM

    Valentina Gunina came, saw and conquered. The Russian player was in fantastic shape at the London Super Rapidplay tournament, won with 9/10(!), and left a field of 42 grandmasters behind her. The Super Rapidplay...

  • Carlsen Wins Rapid Playoff, Defends World Championship

    FM MikeKlein Nov 30, 2016, 3:47 PM

    It was about time. Just like in the classical portion of the 2016 world championship, GM Magnus Carlsen got several promising positions against GM Sergey Karjakin in the rapid playoff.  The difference? Today...

  • World Championship Tiebreak Live Updates

    FM MikeKlein Nov 30, 2016, 11:52 AM

    --Live Flash Report-- GM Magnus Carlsen won the 2016 world championship over GM Sergey Karjakin by virtue of winning the last two games of the rapid playoff. The tiebreak ended 3-1 for Carlsen. Game...

  • Karjakin Unmoved By Surprising Pawn Sacrifice, Holds Game 11

    PeterDoggers Nov 26, 2016, 2:22 PM

    GM Magnus Carlsen played a wonderful idea today, but it wasn't enough to create winning chances. With one game to go in the 2016 World Championship, to be played on Monday, his match with GM Sergey...


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