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  • My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines: Part 1's Thumbnail

    My Favorite U.S. Chess Magazines: Part 1

    IM Silman Jan 4, 2018, 10:45 PM

    CHESS LIFE AND REVIEW I was recently thinking about the best U.S. chess magazines ever. There were quite a lot. Two favorites are Joel Benjamin’s magazine, Chess Chow (1991 to 1994), which was hilarious,...

  • Can You Solve Our 2017 Holiday Puzzler?'s Thumbnail

    Can You Solve Our 2017 Holiday Puzzler?

    pete Dec 5, 2017, 11:26 PM

    Your favorite annual chess quiz tradition is back for the holidays. Chess.com is proud to celebrate the season with an all-new puzzler for 2017—So enjoy this year's fun (and tricky) edition.  Play the...

  • The Strongest Player You've Never Heard Of?'s Thumbnail

    The Strongest Player You've Never Heard Of?

    GM Gserper Oct 28, 2017, 11:05 PM

    From time to time I learn about strong players from the past that are generally forgotten now. I wrote about one such player in this old article. Today I would like to talk about another master who is pretty much...

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  • Is Donald Trump Playing 3-D Chess?'s Thumbnail

    Is Donald Trump Playing 3-D Chess?

    FM MikeKlein Dec 2, 2017, 3:21 PM

    This edition of "In Other News" features a double dose of Russian stories, another double dose of young chess players making waves, and one of the most incredible acts of hubris in chess. You'll also see an examination...

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    Win A Ticket To The Bobby Fischer Memorial

    PeterDoggers Nov 30, 2017, 10:16 AM

    By playing in the first Chess.com Chess960 Championship on January 4 you can win a ticket to the Bobby Fischer Memorial in March in Reykjavik and play in the Chess960 tournament that will be held on Fischer's...

  • Giri, Andreikin, Jobava Favorites At Reykjavik Open's Thumbnail

    Giri, Andreikin, Jobava Favorites At Reykjavik Open

    PeterDoggers Mar 11, 2017, 12:00 AM

    This year's Reykjavik Open will see three 2700 GMs in action: GMs Anish Giri, Dmitry Andreikin and Baadur Jobava. The annual open tournament in Iceland will be held April 19-27. Reykjavik as seen...

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  • ChessCenter: Russia And Komodo Dominate's Thumbnail

    ChessCenter: Russia And Komodo Dominate

    ChessCenter Nov 26, 2015, 12:55 PM

    The ChessCenter team is back with everything you need to know about a very busy week in chess. Find out how the Russians swept the Euro team championships, and watch a ferocious computer lizard devour Stockfish...

  • Opposite Colored Bishop Endgames: Drawing Tendencies's Thumbnail

    Opposite Colored Bishop Endgames: Drawing Tendencies

    GM dbojkov Aug 13, 2013, 7:30 AM

    Our Bulgarian grandmaster treats us to even more complicated examples of defending opposite colored bishop endgames. When several passed pawns are breathing down your throat, do you have the knowledge to restrain...

  • Pawn Structure 101: Chain Reactions 3: Quiz!'s Thumbnail

    Pawn Structure 101: Chain Reactions 3: Quiz!

    IM dpruess Feb 15, 2011, 9:30 PM

    Pencils down! Seriously, you are about to take a quiz. Subject? The principles, attacking patterns, and tactical motifs within the confines of pawn "chains". IM David Pruess has been arming you with knowledge in...

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  • Prodigy Program 2.0 Starts Jan 13th/14th!'s Thumbnail

    Prodigy Program 2.0 Starts Jan 13th/14th!

    ChessUniversity Jan 10, 2018, 1:42 AM

    Prodigy Program 2018 Month 1 registration is now open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, 1750+, and new 2000+ sections! Program starts Jan 13th/14th. Syllabi available for all sections. Keep reading to learn more. CLICK...

  • El ajedrez es un juego concreto's Thumbnail

    El ajedrez es un juego concreto

    homominimus Dec 8, 2017, 3:35 AM

    Quizá sea esta la creencia más importante que tenga que grabar a fuego en mi mente. Mi tendencia, perezosa, es a pensar que existen grandes principios abstractos que sirven para deducir qué hacer en toda situación. ¡Cuánto...

  • ¿Chess.com trainer refuerza el "hope chess"?'s Thumbnail

    ¿Chess.com trainer refuerza el "hope chess"?

    homominimus Dec 3, 2017, 3:19 AM

    sputnick  Jul 14, 2016  The problem with chess.com's rating system for tactics is that it puts the premium on speed. This encourages players to take shortcuts in the thinking process and rely on what Heisman...

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