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  • American Woman - Part II

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • Fair Play And Cheat-Detection

    • News
    • Dec 30, 2016, 12:03 PM

    Cheating in chess is a serious issue. The issue is magnified online, where there is no arbiter to physically observe play. takes fair play and cheat-detection very seriously, and we have since our founding.  We...

  • Pattern Recognition—Fact Or Fiction?

    Chess players, chess authors and chess psychologists attempt to teach and explain chess playing with the concept of "pattern recognition": Pattern recognition is one of the most important mechanisms of chess...

  • 2017 PRO Chess League: Teams

    We are proud to welcome 48 teams, over 400 players and over 100 grandmasters to this inaugural season of the PRO Chess League! Listed here are all of the team rosters in rating order as well as links to social media...

  • A Gift of State

       In August of 1974 Richard Milhous Nixon became the first and only U.S. president to resign from office. But during his presidency - May 22 -30, 1972 - he made a historic trip to the Soviet Union.   ...

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  • "Chess"

    The game of chess is one of man’s great creations.  The rules can seem arbitrary to a beginner, but are actually the product of over 1000 years of tinkering and refining.  The modern game—essentially unchanged now...

  • Las Cazadoras

    Las Cazadoras is the strongest heroine-team of La Madre. This team consists of three heroines: Avemarilyn, Arthemia, and Ariela. Annamarine Avemarilyn   Avemarilyn was born in Marinaza. Her mother was a former...

  • "Chess is for kids. Don't waste your time".

    • NCMVas
    • Jan 1, 2017, 10:42 AM

    You may or may not know James Altucher but his blog has a huge following. James is featured in Tim Ferris's new book "Tools of titans". He also sports a 2200+ USCF rating. What struck me was his re-telling of a...

  • Puzzle: Carlsen vs. Gelfand

    This puzzle is from the game between Magnus Carlsen and Boris Gelfand at the Zürich CC Rapid 2014, where Carlsen opened with the Benkő Gambit. How did he decide the game at move 18?

  • Blitz brilliancy

    • FM ddt_ru
    • Dec 24, 2016, 8:05 PM

    The last few weeks have been rich for tournaments, even though they were mostly friendly ones. I played in Balestier Rapid League organized by CM Junior Tay, then I played (and won!) in Rex Christmas Invitational Blitz...

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