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  • Ratings
    Online May 4, 2013

    United States

    Joined: May 4, 2013

  • 1stfrombottom
    Online Dec 19, 2016

    Free Ratings | Singapore

    Joined: Mar 24, 2016

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  • PRO Chess League Official Rules

    PRO Chess League Rules as of 1/14/2017: 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?

    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

    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...

  • How To Watch Carlsen vs Nakamura

    • pete
    • Oct 26, 2016, 12:26 PM

    [Editor's note: The full broadcast replay of the match can be viewed on Twitch here.] This is it. Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura with everything on the line: the Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship to...

  • 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 Aggregated Precision Score (or CAPS)...

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Blogs


  • PRO League Week 2 Pacific Predictions

    • IM dpruess
    • Jan 18, 2017, 10:04 AM

    Last week I predicted the results of 5/6 Pacific Division matches matches correctly, but my methodology was completely incorrect. Having not seen many of these players in 15 min chess action, it was hard to...

  • Book based course to take you to 2000 strength in slow chess

    INTRODUCTION I was recently asked by an intermediate player how to set about improving to 2000 strength and wrote a detailed reply.  As it might be useful to other players I am posting it (lightly edited) here....

  • Eh... Some Reflections on 2016

    I don’t blog about my reflections often, but I do reflect.  I know some of my friends mostly blog just to reflect, but I like to blog about adventures and travails more than reflections.  Anyways, here is a little...

  • Practice makes patzer - how I went 116 games without improving.

    I'm a bit of a data junky, so understandably I got excited about the announcement of Chess.com's Computer Aggregated Precision Score system. The CAPS system applies a score from zero to 100 percent to a given game,...

  • 2016 Year in Review

    My 2016 training plan was pretty audacious. I think I actually did pretty well except for that rating thing--but who cares about ratings, right? We're not our rating. We're people with names and families that love...

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News


  • Chess Stars Clash In PRO Rivalry Week

    If you see two neighboring dots in the map above, chances are they're going head-to-head in week two of the PRO Chess League. It's rivalry week, and it begins tomorrow. The clashes may not be El Clásico yet,...

  • January FIDE Ratings: Caruana On The Heels Of Carlsen

    In January 2017, Magnus Carlsen tops the FIDE rating list, like he has done since July 2011. His lead over #2, Fabiano Caruana, however is only 13 points.  A new year is here, and so is a new FIDE...

  • Grand Chess Tour Announces Rating System, Wildcards

    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...

  • 2016: The Year In Review

    • News
    • Dec 31, 2016, 10:37 AM

    For many, 2016 was a year to be forgotten. Political division and turmoil, the passing of many beloved persons, and acts of violence often dominated the news. However, in terms of chess, 2016 was a banner year....

  • Wesley So Wins Grand Chess Tour

    By drawing his game with Fabiano Caruana comfortably, Wesley So clinched victory in the 2016 Grand Chess Tour. In the penultimate round, the only winner was Viswanathan Anand who used a great novelty to...

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