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  • Silman
    Online 14 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


  • Key Moments In Time: Lasker’s Last Stand

    • IM Silman
    • Dec 1, 2016, 1:27 AM

    Most of us know that the legendary Emanuel Lasker was a philosopher and a world class mathematician — he earned his doctorate in math in 1902 and published a theorem which, even today, is critically important...

  • Learning An Opening: To Memorize Or Understand?

    • IM Silman
    • Nov 17, 2016, 2:33 AM

    Dave asked for my opinion on a line in the Two Knight’s Defense. He wrote: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Be2 h6 9.Nf3 e4 10.Ne5 Bc5. Here there are a few moves...

  • Tales Of Bishops And Knights

    • IM Silman
    • Nov 10, 2016, 3:28 AM

    clement41 wrote:  My question for you deals with the concept of “accountancy” of tempi; let me make myself clearer: in many instances one side has the opportunity to trade pieces (typically minors)...

  • Blunders That Give Us Hidden Gold

    • IM Silman
    • Nov 3, 2016, 2:31 AM

    The Chess.com member QueensConquerer wants to know what I think about his game. JS: I’m going to be honest. This game is a total mess, with one blunder following another (from both sides). However, blunder-games...

  • Nerves, Endurance, And Love Of The Game

    • IM Silman
    • Oct 27, 2016, 2:19 PM

    Nerves MagicLian asked: “I am 11 years old (rated 1416) and get very nervous at tournaments. How can I get over it?” JS: Believe it or not, this is the first time anyone has asked this! I really enjoy...

All Blogs

Blogs


  • The Road to 1800

      December 2016 This is it, this is my public announcement that I am going to obtain an 1800 rapid rating on chess.com by the 1st of January 2020. This blog is not really intended for public consumption although...

  • Challenger's Cup 2016

    The winner of the Challenger's Cup gets to play in the Washington State Closed Championship, a feat which otherwise demands a rating close to 2300.  This attracted 28 players to the top section, including last year's...

  • December 2016 Prodigy Program Registration Open!

    Registration for the December 2016 month of the Prodigy Program is open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. Registration is open until  9:00 PM PST on December 2nd, 2016. Chess University's...

  • What to play against The Sicilian Defence ( No diagram. For different blog) PART 2

    Wikipedia has a really long article and chess.com would not let me make that long of a blog.I also have a link to Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicilian_Defence This is where I left off:  Najdorf Variation:...

  • How I went from 1500 to 1700 in half a year

    I am going to expalin here how I did it in case someone wants to follow my steps. Many people ask for the perfect plan, to improve very fast and without wasting time in useless things. Of course there is no perfect...

All News

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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