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    Chess.com Fair Play And Cheat-Detection

    News Dec 30, 2016, 12:03 PM

    Cheating in chess is a serious issue. The issue is magnified online, where there is no arbiter to physically observe play. Chess.com takes fair play and cheat-detection very seriously, and we have since our founding.  We...

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    7 New Year's Chess Resolutions

    NM SamCopeland Dec 27, 2016, 7:47 AM

    Statistically, just eight percent of people achieve their New Year's resolutions. That doesn't seem so great, but if we all resolve to become grandmasters, maybe eight percent of us can make it.  More...

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    How To Watch Carlsen vs Nakamura

    pete Oct 26, 2016, 12:26 PM

    [Editor's note: The full broadcast replay of the match can be viewed on Twitch here.] This is it. Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura with everything on the line: the Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship to...

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    Wesley So Double Winner In London

    PeterDoggers Dec 18, 2016, 1:01 PM

    A day after clinching victory in the Grand Chess Tour, Wesley So also won the London Chess Classic. He was the first to finish his game, drawing with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. He then saw his rival Fabiano Caruana...

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    Carlsen Wins Rapid Playoff, Defends World Championship

    FM MikeKlein Nov 30, 2016, 3:47 PM

    It was about time. Just like in the classical portion of the 2016 world championship, GM Magnus Carlsen got several promising positions against GM Sergey Karjakin in the rapid playoff.  The difference? Today...

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    Why Carlsen Is A Huge Favorite To Win The Championship

    GM RLH2 Nov 10, 2016, 12:41 PM

    The 2016 world chess championship begins tomorrow, and the experts have made their predictions. Every last one of them has picked the reigning world champion GM Magnus Carlsen to retain his title. While GM...

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    My Summer Chess Goals!

    check97mate May 24, 2017, 12:59 PM

    Hello dear chess friends! It has been a while since I have posted anything on my chess.com blog, and I am glad to be back. I am writing this today to give you all a look into my summer chess plans and goals while...

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    How To Use The Opening Explorer On Chess.com, The Right Way!

    payetteforward May 20, 2017, 11:16 AM

    If you're an amateur chess player like me, you've probably heard that it's important to play good openings in chess. When you sign up for a premium Chess.com membership, you get access to Opening Explorer, a tool...

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    Mamedyarov is on fire

    uselogictowin May 15, 2017, 6:32 PM

    Mamedyarov has gained 29.1 points over the last 17 games he has played. He has also jumped into the world top 5 at a live rating of 2801.1!  Winning the Gashimov Memorial and World #2 Wesley So is a fantastic event...

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