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

    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 Accuracy & Precision Score (or CAPS) is a... | Read More

  • 8 Ways Chess Is Like CrossFit

    You’ve all heard the joke about how the first rule of CrossFit is you must talk about CrossFit. And the second rule is that you must talk about CrossFit. So let’s talk about CrossFit. And chess. There are many parallels between chess... | Read More

  • Can Anyone Be An IM Or GM?

    BeekeeperBob wrote: “I am a 19 year old who has been toying with the idea of making chess a career for me (either playing professionally or teaching chess). Unfortunately, I currently have no official ranking. So before I go spending the m... | Read More

  • How To Join The PRO Chess League

    Do you think your team has what it takes to win the $20k top prize and the title of PRO Chess League Champions? By now you've read our announcement, and you can't wait to join the PRO Chess League, right? Not only do you think your city has a s... | Read More

  • Carlsen vs Karjakin And Crude Oil

    The world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin is getting closer, and it is time to update our old forecast. This time I will channel my inner Nate Silver and provide you with some numbers.  Let's loo... | Read More

    • Humbled by a Grandmaster

      One of the great things about chess.com is that an ordinary, club standard player like myself can occasionally go head to head with a Grandmaster. This website's numerous online shows see professional players with sky-high ratings taking on relat... | Read More

      • thejacka1
      • | Oct 19, 2016
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    • The Greatest Comeback of My Chess Career

      Sup chess brahs, This past weekend I went to one of the monthly G/60 Sunday Tornados that the Seattle Chess Club holds. I was excited for this event, as I had finished analyzing my two games in the last quads I went to, and I wanted some extra ma... | Read More

      • Flicflac
      • | Oct 17, 2016
    • Who am I?

      Who am I? I make lots of topics about lame things that get no reads or comments. I think I'm funny. I block people who think I'm not the greatest chess player in the world. I act like i can beat Magnus Carlsen even though all my ratings are below ... | Read More

    • Sergei Karjakin: "Chess Is Way Cooler Than Cybersport"

      Interview with the Izvestia newspaper. The high-performing grandmaster talks about his impending match against Magnus Carlsen, his most angry reaction after a loss, his love for beach volleyball and dangers of virtual space. For the first... | Read More

      • Spektrowski
      • | Oct 14, 2016
    • Birthday Event - Launching "Any Time Chess" on 14 October 2016

      Birthday Event - Launching "Any Time Chess" on 14 October 2016 October 13, 2016 Super Kids Chess Academy is pleased to announce Any Time Chess - a platform that brings players together ANY TIME that they want to play. Yes. Now, you can play chess ... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Chess Title

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    A chess title is a title created by a chess governing body and bestowed upon players based on their performance and rank. Such titles are usually granted for life. The most prestigious titles are those granted by the international chess gove... Read More »

  • Karch, Robert

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    Robert Alfred Karch (1930-2010) was born on March 24, 1930.  He was active in organized chess for over 60 years.   Robert played chess for the Lincoln High School team in Tacoma Washington in the 1940s.  He enlisted in the United States Army ... Read More »

  • Pogonina, Natalia

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    Natalia Pogonina (born on March 9, 1985) is one of the best female chess players in the world. Woman Grandmaster (WGM), three-times European champion (U16, twice U18), bronze prize winner at the World Championship (U18) and European Women Champi... Read More »

  • Elo, Arpad Emrick

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    Arpad Elo (1903-1992) was born in Egyhazaskeszo, Hungary, he moved to the United States with his parents in 1913.  He played in 37 consecutive state championships in Wisconsin, from 1933 to 1969, winning the title 7 times (1935, 1937, 1940, 1... Read More »

  • Cunningham, George

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    George Cunningham was born in Maine on March 25, 1909.  He was a college professor in Maine.  In 1978, he was Executive Director for the United States Chess Federation (USCF).  In 1980, he was the ratings statician for the USCF and ... Read More »