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  • Pattern Recognition—Fact Or Fiction?

    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...

  • 2017 PRO Chess League: Teams

    We are proud to welcome 48 teams, over 400 players and over 100 grandmasters to this inaugural season of the PRO Chess League! Listed here are all of the team rosters in rating order as well as links to social media...

  • Chess Books And Youth vs Old Age

    • IM Silman
    • Sep 29, 2016, 3:30 AM

    Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before...

  • What Does The Position Need?

    • IM Silman
    • Sep 1, 2016, 2:07 AM

    The puzzles in this article are a bit advanced, but don’t let that spook you. In general, these puzzles are about verbal recognition of what is going on. These kinds of puzzles help a player look beyond the...

  • Play Chess With A Pro Football Player

    • pete
    • May 17, 2016, 3:51 AM will host its first pro-am vote-chess event next month, pairing the Baltimore Ravens guard and chess enthusiast John Urschel with International Master Danny Rensch to take on the world...

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  • The Worst Kind of Good Tournament at the Liberty Bell Open

    Some good things certainly happened to me at the Liberty Bell Open, but it was really the worst kind of good tournament I could have.  Not only did I continue to suffer an ailment, I added two other issues that...

  • PRO Chess League - Week 2 Preview: Battle of the Bay!

    It's the Battle of the Bay, as Week 2 of the PRO Chess League will feature the San Francisco Mechanics vs. San Jose Hackers facing off today at 6:40 PM Pacific. Both teams are powerful, ambitious, and contain...

  • Tata Steel 2017, 3: Brilliance and blunders by Colin McGourty

    Wesley So is now world no. 3 and unbeaten in 46 classical games, but it would all have been so different if Richard Rapport hadn’t spoiled a brilliant attacking game with a mystifying meltdown while under no real...

  • Eh... Some Reflections on 2016

    I don’t blog about my reflections often, but I do reflect.  I know some of my friends mostly blog just to reflect, but I like to blog about adventures and travails more than reflections.  Anyways, here is a little...

  • Tata Steel Chess 2017 Preview by Colin McGourty

    The real start to the chess year is the first round of Tata Steel Chess, and the wait is over to usher in 2017! World Champion Magnus Carlsen and his challenger Sergey Karjakin are both playing the 14-player Masters...

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  • Giri Wins In Tata Steel

    After 14 consecutive drawn games, Anish Giri finally came up with a win in round six at Tata Steel. As commentator Yasser Seirawan noted, if Giri had won all of his winning positions, he would be leading in Tata...

  • Tata Steel Ronda 5: Wesley So, nuevo líder

    Wesley So es el nuevo líder del torneo Tata Steel Chess (grupo maestros). En la jornada de hoy, venció a Pentala Harikrishna y superó en puntuación a Pavel Eljanov, quien...

  • So Grabs Tata Lead; Carlsen Plays Football

    Wesley So is the new leader of the Tata Steel chess tournament masters group. Today he defeated Pentala Harikrishna and took over pole position from Pavel Eljanov, who lost to Levon Aronian. The...

  • Liga PRO de Ajedrez 2017 II: MVL y Nakamura sufren

    La segunda semana de la Liga PRO de ajedrez 2017 estuvo cargada de emociones y competición entre encuentros de diferentes ciudades y países, muchos de los cuales se decidieron por una partida,...

  • MVL, Nakamura Falter In Thrilling PRO Chess Rivalry Week

    Rivalry week in the Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League was packed with thrilling and competitive crosstown and cross-country matches whose results often hung on a single game, or even a single blunder...


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