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  • Play Chess With A Pro Football Player 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 over the 64 squares.  Any... | Read More

  • Walker

    George  Walker    George Walker's life (1803-1879) spanned one of the most remarkable periods of chess.  As a chess player, he met and played such personalities as John Cochrane, William Lewis, Alexander McDonnell, Labourdonnais, Pierre Charl... | Read More

  • Live Sessions

    What motivated this move? Was that a blunder? How deeply did he calculate in this position? How many candidate moves did she consider? Did he memorize that entire opening? Why did she exchange these pieces and not those? How does he play so fast?!... | Read More

  • Do Chess Players Cheat?

    There’s cheating in chess? What a silly question. Of course there is, and the transgressions are many and varied. But when I came to the game as a callow youth, I didn't pay much attention to it. Naturally, I knew certain practices were i... | Read More

  • Ups And Downs In Life And Chess: Zalakaros Open

    It has been some time since I wrote about my own tournaments or annotated my own games. In general, it seems more legitimate and honest to annotate one's own games. You know precisely what was going on in your head, you remember your emotions, wha... | Read More

    • How Not To Cheat At Chess

      Talented chess players seem to get younger every year, probably with the help of ever-ready chess computer software to play against. However, a recent game from the 2016 Victorian Chess Championships shows that chess ethics may sometimes lag behin... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Aug 27, 2016
    • Конкурс от Acronis

      Компания #Acronis, в которой я работаю :) проводит конкурс, подробности тут: | Read More

      • zheka2005
      • | Aug 15, 2016
    • Is the Sicilian Dragon refuted?

      Hello. My name is Spectator94 and the Sicilian Dragon is my favorite opening. I've read well over 20 books covering this opening and I claim to be an expert in it. I guess most of you have heard someone say at one point or another ''the Dragon is ... | Read More

    • The God Who Still Heals

      by HJS What does healing mean? It means being able to function as you are with wholeness and wellness. In some cases, it means the complete removal of a physical affliction. In other cases it means you taste the grace of God in such wonderful way... | Read More

      • JD-ex
      • | Jul 9, 2016
    • Road to Master: Assembling the Repertoire

      Road to Master: Creating an Opening Repertoire As with many amateur players, I have always aspired to become a master, at least at the national level. As a child, I had some talent for the game but got dragged away from chess by other interests l... | Read More

  • Fredkin Prize

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    A $100,000 prize created in 1980 by computer science professor Edward Fred kin, for the first computer to beat a reigning world chess champion.  The prize was awarded to the inventors of the Deep Blue machine in 1997.  Deep Blue beat wor... Read More »