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  • Silman
    Online 12 hrs ago

    Jeremy Silman | Tokyo, Japan

    Joined: Dec 13, 2007

  • EdSilman
    Online May 25, 2008

    Ed Silman | United Kingdom

    Joined: May 25, 2008

  • DamienSilman
    Online May 25, 2008

    Damien Silman | London, Westminster, United Kingdom

    Joined: May 25, 2008

  • mJennings
    Online Aug 22, 2010

    Jeremy Silman | Kazakhstan

    Joined: Aug 22, 2010

  • delfin273
    Online Jul 10, 2011

    hussein silman | dresden Germany, Germany

    Joined: Jul 10, 2011

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Articles


  • The Curse Of Undefended Pieces

    • IM Silman
    • Jan 11, 2017, 6:20 PM

    Over the years, I’ve looked at tons of games played by low-rated Chess.com members (games by low-rated players are often extremely instructive). In many instances I see undefended pieces on both sides. And,...

  • To Sacrifice Or Not To Sacrifice, That Is The Question

    • IM Silman
    • Jan 4, 2017, 7:34 PM

    NinjaSocks123 asked: I’m currently reading How to Reassess Your Chess 4th edition and I’m currently on chapter four. You keep talking about weighing both sides’ imbalances (including material)...

  • Learning Chess Patterns Is Easy

    • IM Silman
    • Dec 29, 2016, 8:11 AM

    I recently noticed an article that tried to clarify what a pattern is. I found it quite agonizing since the writer didn’t understand patterns but was trying hard to isolate exactly what it was (a noble...

  • Why You Lose To Weaker Players

    • IM Silman
    • Dec 21, 2016, 3:41 PM

    Asmara the Cat wrote: I have a problem and I hope you can help me. My problem is that I don’t know how to defeat bad players (well, I’m not so good, but players who play worse than me). In real life,...

  • A Love Affair With Squares

    • IM Silman
    • Dec 15, 2016, 3:38 AM

    No, I’m not talking about boring, rigid or out-of-touch people who are sometimes referred to as “squares.” I’m going to discuss squares on a chessboard and just how important a “key”...

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Blogs


  • So Far So Good

    Made it thru the second half of the week w/o playing any online chess.  What's really amazing about it is that it wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be.  I found myself doing tactics exercises almost addictively. ...

  • 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...

  • I'm Sick of Playing Weak Chess

    I have a pattern of behavior--a bad habit--of playing chess when my time would be better spent on other endeavors.  Don't get me wrong, playing chess is usually lots of fun.  I want to improve though.  I want to...

  • New January 2017 Prodigy Program with Vishy Anand - Sign Up Today!

    The Prodigy Program has successfully completed its second year and the class of 2016 in the 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections has graduated to the next level. All sections will start from the very beginning...

  • The Day I Studied Instead of Played

    Silman's Complete Endgame Course arrived yesterday and I found myself spending my free time working thru the first 3 sections of that instead of playing.  This is a big deal for me since I seem to be semi-addicted...

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News


  • Carlsen-Anand: Prediction Time!

    This Saturday the World Championship Match starts in Sochi. Most chess fans think that Magnus Carlsen will keep his title, but what about the experts?  In our first preview we listed the match schedule...

  • 2012 Holiday Puzzler Answers and Winners

    Many thanks to all the Chess.com members who entered the 2012 Chess.com Holiday Puzzler! There were 18 chess related questions, and a total of 29 marks to earn, but how many did you answer correctly? As always the...

  • Appreciation

    Dear Chesscom Community -I have some bad news: There is a very good chance that one of our beloved and long-standing Chess.com Columnists will no longer be writing for our site. World renowned chess author,...

  • 2009 Holiday Puzzler Answers And Winners

    So how well did you do in the 2009 Chess.com Holiday Puzzler? There were 20 chess related questions, and a total of 32 marks to earn, but how many did you answer correctly? The standard of entries was extremely...

  • IM Jeremy Silman Joins Chess.com Columnists

    Chess.com is sorry to see IM Andrew Martin move on. His "Your Questions Answered" columns have been extremely good and well-appreciated here. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors. We are lucky to welcome...

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