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  • Touch-Move Rule Adventures

    I am probably a lucky guy, because I never had any "touch-move rule" episodes in my whole chess career.  Don't get me wrong, it happened numerous times in my games that either I or my opponent touched a wrong piece at a wrong time, but i... | Read More

  • Do Arbiters Know The Rules Of Chess?

    Some time ago we tried to answer the question "Do Grandmasters Know The Rules Of Chess?" and concluded that sometimes even world-class GMs forget the most basic rules of chess. But what about arbiters (called tournament directors in the U.S.)... | Read More

  • The All-Time World Chess Champion Bracket

    Who is the best chess player of all time? Today, World Champion Magnus Carlsen leads Vishy Anand 1.5-0.5 after two games at the world chess championship in Sochi, Russia. Carlsen is the 16th classical world chess champion — mor... | Read More

  • Official 2014 Mind Games Tournament Rules

    Chess.com's Mind Games Tournament Details & Schedule: Starting September 15th | Round 1 of 2014 Mind Games Begins: Round 1 of the tournament will start on September 15th Must be a member of the Mind Games group here http://www.chess.com... | Read More

  • Chess Tales from Asia - The Great Singapore Swindles (Part 2)

      Hi!  Firstly, thanks for the positive comments on Part 1 of this series. I do hope to continue to have your support. Before I continue showing some more swindles concorted in this part of Asia, I would like to make a distinction between the '... | Read More


    • 4th ICC Blitz Open

                        4th ICC Blitz Open:              The Strongest Online Tournament                             Hi Chess friends,                            Yesterday ki... | Read More

    • What to do in your first tournament

      Hi everyone! Today we will be discussing what to do in your first tournament! You may think," I know! Checkmate your opponent and win as many games as you can! Well, that is true, but there are tournament rules that we are going to discuss here...... | Read More

    • Blast to the Past: The Transition from Scholastic to Adult Play

      Check out the original post here! For today’s post, I wanted to discuss my transition from being a scholastic player to a regular tournament player. Back in 2007, I broke 1300, and I wasn’t getting a high enough level competition in the tourn... | Read More

    • How to be a young chess Grand Master?

      Have you ever wondered how a boy/girl become a Chess grandmaster before 20 years of their age?   Do you want to know the secrets of their success? Want to make your child a Chess Grand Master? This blog is exactly written to cater your... | Read More

    • Women's World Championship, Moscow 1950, by Elizabeth Bykova

      This is an excerpt from an old book about women's chess in USSR by the third Women's World Champion Elizabeth Bykova. The article was written in 1950 or 1951, before Bykova herself became a champion. WOMEN'S WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP IN MOSCOW Si... | Read More



  • Mistakes that beginners make

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    Somebody once told me that people rated two thousand were horrible chess players.  They are what I would call beginners.  So if your rated two thousand or below (Or above) Don't feel bad!  World champion, Magnus Carleson (2850)  Is no better.... Read More »

  • Danish Gambit

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    The Danish Gambit is an ultra-agressive opening for white. It is not commonly seen in tournament play since lines have been found to blunt it. It is still occasionally seen in amateur play though. In this gambit white sacks 3 pawns for one, hoping... Read More »

  • How to teach your child how to play chess

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    If you have a child and you want to teach him/her how to play chess first get him/her intrested in the game. If he/she doesn't want to play don't make him/her. (I"ll say her because I'me a girl).  What you want to do is if she decided to play fir... Read More »

  • 1930 in chess

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    On January 4, 1930, the 10th Christmas Congress ended. The Premier Section was won by Jose Capablanca (6.5), followed by Vidmar (5.5), and Yates (5). The Premier Reserves section was won by George Koltanowski and Tylor. From January 16 to Februar... Read More »

  • Chess Title

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    A chess title is a title created by a chess governing body and bestowed upon players based on their performance and rank. Such titles are usually granted for life. The most prestigious titles are those granted by the international chess gove... Read More »