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  • The 7 Most Amazing World Championship Moves

    It's every chess player's dream. With the world's eyes on you, you unleash a move so stunning, so spectacular that it stuns the audience who cannot help but audibly and theatrically gasp. In chess, the...

  • Master Path Study Plan: Tactics!

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    • Oct 28, 2016, 2:16 PM

    Target Skill Range: Master Path (Rated 2000-2199) Tasks: Solve tactics, tactics, tactics, and ... tactics! Solve studies. Practice calculation. Play blindfold chess. Complete these tactics-themed lessons. You...

  • The New (v3): Now With Bughouse!

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    • Sep 8, 2016, 12:51 AM

    It's been a long time coming, but the new version of is finally ready to take online chess to a new level—and take your game to new heights.  This new version (v3) has been our...

  • Say "Hello!" to Version 3

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    • Jan 21, 2016, 3:01 PM

    It's been a long time coming, but a brand-new version of is finally ready to step up and take online chess to a new level - and take your chess to new levels as well.  Version 3 (v3) has been...

  • Introducing The New (Version 3)

    • News
    • Jan 21, 2016, 3:25 PM

    It's been a long time coming, but a brand-new version of is finally ready to take online chess to a new level—and take your game to new heights.  This new version (v3) has been our...

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  • Unsportsmanlike conduct

    Having only been at for about a month, I'm not an expert on what it is to be unsportsmanlike here, but a couple of players I feel have been unnecessarily rude.  It's only two, out of hundreds of opponents...

  • "International" Members, please check your Profile

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    • Dec 16, 2016, 11:45 AM

    Today, a quick note just for those of you choosing "International" for your Profile, instead of a single specific country or region: In order to address an issue with data standardization, we are resetting the Country...

  • What chess giving to you?

    An important question:What chess giving to you?The one of the important hobbies of the world is chess.Chess is giving to you more brain,success for mathematic and logic.On example the chess is giving to you premies...

  • My First Tournament

    My First Tournament I just recently participated on my first ever chess tournament. I was crushed but still it was awesome. Here in Colombia chess is not a very famous sport. But still it gets its deserved attention....

  • Eye-Candy Alert: New Visual Themes!

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    • Nov 2, 2016, 12:34 PM

    This week we're excited to unveil six new visual themes to dress up your chess! If you're already on the new website, you can try them first-hand in Theme Settings, or check out the previews below. (Still...

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  • World Championship Will Rotate Around 12 New York Landmarks

    This is going to be a world championship unlike any other. The chess world waited many months for the announcement of New York City as the location for November's World Championship Match. Now we also know the...

  • Rapid & Blitz: World Ch in Dubai, Rating Lists, Nakamura Preparing Online?

    In the third week of June the strongest FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championship in history will be held in Dubai, UAE. Eight players from the current live ratings top 10 will participate, including the world's top...

  • Caruana Wins Death Match 15

    World number four GM Fabiano Caruana won the Death Match 15 Sunday afternoon by a score of 16-9 over GM Valeriy Aveskulov, but the score did not reflect the proximity of most of the match. Although qualifying...

  • iPhone App - Available Now!

    • erik
    • Dec 30, 2009, 1:16 PM has finally released it’s iPhone app! Featuring player vs. player games, play vs. computer, and chess training tools, this free app will allow more than 1 million members access to free...

  • We Need Greeters!

    • erik
    • Nov 18, 2008, 3:08 PM

    We need more people to become Greeters! We know that sometimes it is frustrating to have people come to the site, make 1 move, and then never come back, but for those people who stick around the Greeters...


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