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  • Nakamura vs Harikrishna: 1 Million Scovilles Of Chess On May 4

    GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Pentala Harikrishna are set to face off May 4 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time in the second GM Blitz Battles Match. You may want to bring a cold glass of milk. "Naka" and "Hari" together make an incredibly spicy combo. The "nag... | Read More

  • How To Avoid Hanging Stuff

    The Chess.com member KayOneM asked about the pros and cons of his games and how he can improve his play. He also mentioned that “in some positional games, when I don’t have any tactics or tricky attack, I don’t know how to improv... | Read More

  • The Positional Threat

    When you think of the word "threat," what comes to mind? A threat of checkmate, perhaps? A threat to trap your piece? An indirect threat against your queen?  Whatever your specific mental representation, it is most likely tactical... | Read More

  • Test Your Chess Understanding

    First, let me implore you to read the notes to the puzzles: The prose and variations are what makes this new series worthwhile, so PLEASE try and solve the puzzle and then go back (whether you got it right or not), click on the little question mar... | Read More

  • 7 Bullet Chess Tips By Hikaru

    Editor’s note: Last week, Hikaru Nakamura achieved the highest bullet rating in Chess.com history at 3262. He is widely considered the best speed chess player in history. A vote by titled players confirmed this last year. Want to get ... | Read More

    • Offically The Highest I Have Ever Been On Chess.com In Bullet..... 1830

      Hello everyone today I played a few bullet games and I got to 1830, my highest ever. It was a good session, and I won 4 out of 5. Recently I have not been losing as frequent as I used to do, which is strange. In an average session I used to do, I ... | Read More

      • BeltoGM
      • | May 2, 2016
    • Playing against Top List Juniors

      In the Northeast, New York/New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, chess tournaments are loaded with Top List juniors competing to raise their ratings and their positions on those lists. Very recently, I played in a quad event where I got to play th... | Read More

      • Jpatrick
      • | May 1, 2016
      • | 1 comment
    • Tips For Improving Your Game

      Over the past few years my play has improved dramatically, much more than I thought it would at this stage of life. For what it's worth, I've zeroed in on some of the reasons and would like to share them. Don't fear losing. This is perhaps the bi... | Read More

      • logosx1
      • | May 1, 2016
      • | 1 comment
    • Gluestix's Chess Newsletter #1 (Prizes !)

      Hello everyone , Today i will be talking about  recent chess events in the world , also there is a chess quiz at the end with prizes check it out                           Recent Tournements :  Altibox Norway Chess -  This year ... | Read More

      • gluestix
      • | Apr 30, 2016
    • USCF chess tournament: Caveman Birthday Bash

      Time controls are G/60; d5 Round 1: Not a good start of a tournament...   Round 2: Lucky win for me... Should've been a loss or a draw Round 3: Finished the tournament at 1.5/3 ... rating went down 1824 to 1806...   | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Anand, Viswanathan

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    Viswanathan (Vishy) Anand, born on Dec 11, 1969,in chennai india is India's first Grandmaster (1988, at the age of 18) who won the World Junior Championship in 1987.  In 1983, he won the National Sub-Junior Chess Championship with a perfect 9... Read More »

  • Kim Commons

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    Originally from Southern California, International Master Kim Commons passed away in Arizona, in 2015, at the age of 63. According to chessgames.com, his performance rating in the 22nd Chess Olympiad placed him among the top 15 players in the w... Read More »

  • Patzer

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    Patzer is basically when you have a minimal rating in chess. Read More »

  • Kenny Solomon

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    Kenny Solomon 8 October 1979 is a South African chess International Master. He took up chess at the age of 13, inspired by his elder brother’s qualification for the Chess Olympiad in Manila in 1992. Borrowing a chess book from him to study,... Read More »

  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... Read More »