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  • The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

    GM Gserper Mar 19, 2017, 9:28 AM

    I bet that some of you, my dear readers, think that I am going to talk about "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate." Indeed, there is no way to get checkmated faster than Fool's Mate: And there is no more popular...

  • Anatoly Karpov's Best Game Prizes

    IM Silman Mar 15, 2017, 7:10 PM

    My last two articles were about the best game prizes for Mikhail Tal (who won the most prizes — 15) and Rashid Nezhmetdinov, who came in tied for 3rd and 4th with Anatoly Karpov (10 prizes; Garry...

  • Santasiere's Folly

    batgirl Mar 15, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Anthony Edward Santasiere - This name evokes images of the New York chess scene during the 1920, 30s and 40s:  Frank Marshall, Edward Lasker, Albert Pinkus, Fred Reinfeld, Sammy Reshevsky, Abe Kupchik,...

  • How Chess is Like... [FILL IN THE BLANK]

    erik Mar 14, 2017, 5:33 AM

    Chess is many things. A game. An art. A hobby. A science. A sport? But it is also a metaphor that is used in the media to tap into the symbol of intellectual struggle. If you want to show how intricately...

  • How To Not Learn From Your Mistakes Like Karpov

    GM Gserper Mar 11, 2017, 3:31 AM

    As I explained in this article, modern life forces me to recollect the episodes from my childhood years. One such memory is something that every Soviet schoolboy was supposed to know if he wanted to get...

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  • I got smacked around the past few games!

    NYCosmos Mar 22, 2017, 1:58 PM

    The flag in this post is for Mathiesh who systematically destroyed me in the End Game. He is crazy good! Next is for Mzegila who is better than his numbers indicate; this is because he is generally playing multiple...

  • Polish Chess Championships start in Warsaw by Colin McGourty

    sontu1296 Mar 22, 2017, 9:09 AM

    The 2017 Polish Championships kicked off yesterday in the Trading Room of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, with women’s top seed Monika Socko scoring a 122-move win over 3rd seed Karina Szczepkowska. The women’s event...

  • How to Win Chess Almost Every Time (part 1)(winning as a beginner)

    DineshMC Mar 22, 2017, 3:56 AM

    Mastering chess is a long process, and will take you several years, but you don’t have to be a master to win at chess almost every time if you understand the mechanics of the game. By learning to spot certain moves...

  • 2017 - Is this the year? :) (Part 2 out of 2)

    NM HustleTime Mar 22, 2017, 3:51 AM

    Hi there   This is the Part 2 of the review covering my first couple of chess tournaments this year and illustrating all my struggles and sweats towards the ultimate goal! So in part 1 (which you see here)...

  • The Best Team?

    IM dpruess Mar 21, 2017, 11:27 AM

    After running numbers for the "Dream Teams" I turned my attention to the remaining teams, to see what their best lineups are, given how their players have performed so far this season. Despite following the league...

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  • First Live Match!

    soulman2001 Mar 22, 2017, 5:10 PM

    Hello everyone! This is important message, so please read it. This thursday, so tommorow we wanna to do live match versus other chess.com team. So if you are interested or wanna play, please register at out team...


    FideCastro Mar 19, 2017, 10:52 PM

    Dave Pugh       ½        Robin Anderton (126)               ½ Roy Peters       1          Mike Warden (126)                    0 S Grayland       1          Rayyan Farooq (125)                 0 G Mason         ...

  • We have a match!

    longhairtex Mar 19, 2017, 6:39 PM

    AFC Bournemouth  has accepted the open challenge put out by Common Ground Chess Chapel. AFC Bournemouth  has about 109 members.Please come and join this match I named,"Believe in Victory" the link is: https://www.chess.com/club/matches/common-ground-chess-chapel/772298 Start...

  • Top GMs Star In German Bundesliga

    PeterDoggers Mar 19, 2017, 1:19 PM

    After the fifth weekend of the 2016-2017 season, the Bundesliga has a familiar face again: it's full of top stars, and Baden Baden is in the lead. Photo: Georgios Souleidis. Read his Bundesliga report (in German)...


    Spirit-Wolf Mar 19, 2017, 12:52 PM

    WELCOME TO THE 2017 WORLD INVITATIONAL Tournament.***************************** ROUND # 6**********************************Either team from the list below can send out a match challenge. Challenges should go out...

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