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  • PRO Chess League Official Rules

    PROChessLeague Jan 10, 2017, 1:28 PM

    PRO Chess League Rules as of 1/31/2017: 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...

  • 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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  • 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...

  • DANGER UXB

    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...

  • PRO Chess League Takes Off Wednesday

    PeterDoggers Jan 9, 2017, 3:13 PM

    It's finally here. More than 400 players (100+ grandmasters), chess fans all over the world, and the whole team at Chess.com are very excited that the inaugural season of the PRO Chess League will launch...

  • Grand Chess Tour Announces Rating System, Wildcards

    PeterDoggers Jan 3, 2017, 2:31 PM

    The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) revealed two pieces of anticipated news today: the launch of its universal rating system (URS) together with announcing the wildcard players for the 2017 Grand Chess Tour. The trio...

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