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  • Say "Hello!" to Version 3

    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 our #1 priority for over two year... | Read More

  • Introducing the New (Version 3)

    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.  This new version 3 (V3) has been our #1 priority for over... | Read More

  • Your Holiday Chess Buying Guide

    Chess sets and equipment make great gifts for the holidays. Studies have shown that playing chess has many benefits, including better memory function, problem-solving skills, creativity, social skills, concentration and more. (10 Big Benefits of P... | Read More

  • The Golden Age

         In September 1945 the proud and confident USA team suffered a humiliating, crushing defeat at the hands of the Soviet team in a 10 board, 20 game match played through a novel use of radio transmission, each set of matched contestants pl... | Read More

  • The 7 Most Amazing Chess Records

    Chess is a game with a long history and many more statistics and records than there are squares on the board. Chess fans have been fervently compiling facts and numbers on the game, inspired by the truth that unlike so many other competitive pur... | Read More

    • Statistics in the Candidates

             The Candidates Tournament is coming, and the field is closer than ever. Carlsen says picking a favorite “would be impossible, and [he thinks] it’s going to be very close probably and be decided in the last round.” But how close d... | Read More

      • emouret
      • | Feb 2, 2016
    • What Chess Masters See that Most of Us Don’t: An article on what to do before making a move.

      Hello there chess player… There are many aspiring players out there. Some play just for fun and there are some who decided to be serious about the game. As to numbers, active players with a FIDE rating rose from 64,630 in year 2009 to 101,367 i... | Read More

      • bien06
      • | Jan 29, 2016
    • Ruy Lopez. Exchange Variation

      When we play the same opening both as White and as Black, there inevitably will occur positions which you will play both as White and as Black. Since as White upon 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 I am not very fond of the Exchange variation (although ... | Read More

      • schachfan1
      • | Jan 20, 2016
    • Sicilan Sundays! The Najdorf, The unusual 6.f3

      Welcome to the first blog of my daily blogs. As I said I'll start from Sicilan sundays. In this Sicilian Sunday I will show you the Sicilian Najdorf 6.f3. So, let's start! Thia move would in 99% of all games be followed by a subsequent Be3 ne... | Read More

      • Harish73
      • | Jan 10, 2016
    • Preparations of an amateur VI: Finding replies to 1. c4

      What to play against 1. c4? I tend to play the same openings in order not to make a mess of the opening, but I struggle to find something against 1. c4 that I am comfortable with. This blog is for my preparation purpose only. is a goo... | Read More

  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »