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  • PRO Chess League Official Rules

    PROChessLeague Jan 10, 2017, 1:28 PM

    PRO Chess League Rules as of 3/9/2017: A. Eligibility and Team Makeup   A.1. Team rosters A lineup is the four players you are using each match. A roster is the total list of players you have on...

  • Who Was The Best World Chess Champion In History?

    IM DanielRensch Jan 3, 2017, 10:12 AM

    What if we had a time machine? What if we could bring all the greatest chess players in history together, removing any advantages of opening theory or other evolved knowledge of our game for a super-tournament? What...

  • Don't Worry About Your Rating

    NM danheisman Dec 7, 2016, 2:44 AM

    The rating system is very accurate. That's obviously good... ...but it's also potentially bad. Humans can't help but be affected by perceptions. When players first start rated play, they are often unaware of...

  • The Perfect Opening For The Lazy Student

    GM Ginger_GM Dec 5, 2016, 3:37 PM

    During the last five years or so, most of the time that I have spent on chess has been devoted to creating things that have helped other players improve: videos, books, articles, courses and whatever else comes...

  • Better Than Ratings? Chess.com's New 'CAPS' System

    IM DanielRensch Oct 24, 2016, 2:47 PM

    One of the most exciting projects I've contributed to since joining the Chess.com team (eight years ago and counting) is being revealed today.  Chess.com's Computer Aggregated Precision Score (or CAPS)...

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  • Outline of three year commitment

    marpole Mar 4, 2017, 10:32 AM

    I recently participated in my first OTB tournament, receiving a performance rating of 825 (CFC rating).   Very humbling experience.  I am committing to regular chess study over the next three years and returning...

  • Unrated players taking advantage of lower rated

    1955goup Mar 3, 2017, 10:07 AM

    My question is when i accepted a challenge this wesite proposed to me this challenger was  UNRATED.. AFTER THE MATCH WAS OVER & I LOST  i find out this challenger had a rating of 1395.. i check this person past...

  • US Amateur Team East Championship

    anon23547 Feb 25, 2017, 7:30 PM

    INTRODUCTION I played in the USATE championship in Parsippany, New Jersey from February 18-20. It was a 4-member team tournament consisting of 6 rounds of classical games with time control of 2 hours for the first...

  • Aronian replaces Kramnik in Grand Chess Tour by Colin McGourty

    sontu1296 Feb 4, 2017, 5:38 AM

    Vladimir Kramnik has rejected his invitation for the 2017 Grand Chess Tour, citing a busy schedule that would have made playing four tournaments a problem. Levon Aronian takes his place as first reserve, with...

  • 2017 Goals & Ambitions

    TheChessPlayingCoder Jan 31, 2017, 8:23 AM

    During the past few months I had the opportunity to read what is probably one of the most instructive books available, primarily aimed at chess playing amateurs.  The book provided me with some of the greatest insights...

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  • Giri, Kramnik, Ivanchuk Among Grand Chess Tour Wild Cards

    PeterDoggers Mar 13, 2017, 12:00 AM

    GMs Anish Giri, Vladimir Kramnik, Vassily Ivanchuk, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Grischuk, Baadur Jobava, Veselin Topalov, and Etienne Bacrot are the wild cards for this year's Grand Chess Tour...

  • Grischuk, Mamedyarov, MVL Share 1st At Sharjah Grand Prix

    PeterDoggers Feb 27, 2017, 12:00 AM

    In the final round of the Sharjah Grand Prix, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Hou Yifan (on her birthday!) and caught Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Alexander Grischuk. The latter won the first prize on tiebreak. More...

  • FIDE Grand Prix Starts New World Champs Cycle

    PeterDoggers Feb 15, 2017, 12:00 AM

    On Saturday, the first round of the Sharjah Grand Prix will be played. With this first of four Grand Prix tournaments, the 2017-2018 world championship cycle takes off. Photo: Anastasia Karlovich. The...

  • Controversy, Few Surprises In Women's World Champs Round 1

    IM JovankaHouska Feb 14, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Even before a single move had been played over the chessboard, the 2017 women’s world championship knockout is riddled in controversy. Originally, the world championship was scheduled to be held at the end...


    FideCastro Jan 15, 2017, 10:11 PM

    D Pugh (139)               ½        Ray Collett (145) S Grayland                   0 1       Rob Sutton (127) S Crees                         ½        Phil Smith (108) G Mason                      0 1       Roger...

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