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  • American Woman - Part II

    batgirl Jan 4, 2017, 11:36 AM

      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...

  • American Woman - Part I

    batgirl Dec 21, 2016, 11:34 AM

      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...

  • Pattern Recognition—Fact Or Fiction?

    Vik-Hansen Dec 20, 2016, 2:59 AM

    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...

  • The New Yorker Or The Norwegian: Who Ya Got?

    FM MikeKlein Oct 25, 2016, 6:25 AM

    You've marked your calendar for October 27.  You've read the reasons you should watch the biggest event in online chess history. You've read the stats and analytics showing just how incredibly...

  • 7 Reasons To Watch Carlsen vs Nakamura Thursday

    pete Oct 20, 2016, 4:43 AM

    Attention all chess fans: This is not a drill. This Thursday, Magnus Carlsen faces Hikaru Nakamura for the inaugural Chess.com Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship. It's the match we've all been waiting for,...

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  • History of chess

    Dinesh_rama Feb 12, 2017, 2:05 AM

    T he classical research about the origin of Chess concentrated on investigating written and archaeological evidence resulting in opinions about Indian/Persian 1 or Chinese origin of the game. The available evidence...

  • Castling

    Naaathan Feb 2, 2017, 5:41 AM

    Castling is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn.  Castling can only occur if there are no pieces standing between the king and the rook.  Neither king nor rook may have...

  • Ivanchuk: A Genius of Imaginative, Exciting Chess!

    kamalakanta Jan 18, 2017, 1:34 AM

    In a recent interview during a game commentary, GM Boris Gelfand spoke about "destiny" as one of the factors determining if a chess player is successful or not in gaining the World Championship Title. Among the...

  • Days 1-3 of my Journey to Improve

    Daybreak57 Jan 14, 2017, 7:22 PM

    I'm off to a rough start.  These past few days I have not really been taking chess too seriously.  I'm still wondering if this will be worth it, but I am not doing this for sport, but for the love of the game, which...

  • Life Imbalances and Chess - My Story

    KholmovDM Jan 12, 2017, 10:24 AM

    In the year and a half I've been playing chess on a serious level, I've heard a similar topic come up over internet forums, YouTube, and in chess clubs that I've visited.  The topic is phrased in different ways,...

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