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  • Candidate Profile: Anish Giri

    By GM Robert Hess and IM Teddy Coleman If Benjamin Button played chess, his name would be Anish Giri. At 21 years old, Giri is the youngest player in the eight-man field for the Candidates Tournament, yet has a geriatric style of play. His tal... | Read More

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

    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 newly added lists encourage mo... | Read More

  • The Ages of Chess

    Caveat: The terms I use in the below essay are strictly my own invention and are not, by any means, generally accepted nomenclature. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * \ Chess Comes of Age /      Around the end of the 15t... | Read More

  • The Greatest Chess Minds Video Series

    Let this video guide serve as the official reference point to help you find Chess.com videos on your favorite chess players throughout history! Chess.com has enjoyed lessons from the best coaches and players within our game. Hopefully, you&rsquo... | Read More

  • What's Your Favorite Chess Piece?

    Before we even play our first game of chess, we learn how the pieces move. The fact that the pieces travel the board in different ways is our first clue that the pieces themselves are not interchangeable. After a while, we find out about the &ld... | Read More

    • counter-punch

      The higher my ranking gets, the more I find myself being patient, developing pieces and waiting for a mistake from my opponent.  This is a deviation from my prefered style and contrary to my character in general.  More importantly, I don't enjoy... | Read More

      • knonk
      • | Apr 23, 2016
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    • Bit of focus from Chess.com would be great

      This is an awesome site. Love it to pieces. About time though that Jay and Erik turn some attention to making the team interface and tools better. 1. The 'Post Note' thing cuts off long text. It does so without warning nor indication that you are... | Read More

      • Jayded
      • | Apr 19, 2016
    • IM ADU Oladapo Defends The West African Chess Championship

      The Africa Zone 4.4 Individual Chess Championship is the first of four zonal chess championships, which helps to determine the Zonal Champions and offers an IM title plus $1000 cash reward for the champion, except the champion is already an IM, wh... | Read More

      • thims
      • | Apr 13, 2016
      • | 1 comment
    • Yui Is Love #5

      Today we're gonna do something new! Yui is love: Mugi edition! To help introduce Yui's friends in some logical fashion, I asked last blog which of her friends you'd like to hear more about. The answer was a clear, unquestionable MUGI! I think this... | Read More

      • bestpony
      • | Apr 12, 2016
    • Beware the Chinese

      10 years ago, China had only 4 players in the top 100(Pengxiang Zhang at #93, Wang Yue at #84 Zhang Zhong at #68 and Bu Xiangzhi at #47). Compare this with today's situation. Now they have 9 players in the top 100! Thats is almost 1/10! The amou... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Norm

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    A norm in chess is a high level of performance in a chess tournament. Several norms are one of the requirements to receive a title such as Grandmaster from FIDE.   Contents   [hide]  1 Grandmaster norm 2 Other FIDE norms 3 In n... Read More »