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  • The Magic Square In Chess

    Mikhail Tal was known not only for his fierce attacks and beautiful sacrifices but also for his amusing stories that made even non-chess-players smile. We discussed one such story in this article. Here is another anecdote&... | Read More

  • Can Anyone Be An IM Or GM?

    BeekeeperBob wrote: “I am a 19 year old who has been toying with the idea of making chess a career for me (either playing professionally or teaching chess). Unfortunately, I currently have no official ranking. So before I go spending the m... | Read More

  • How To Join The PRO Chess League

    Do you think your team has what it takes to win the $20k top prize and the title of PRO Chess League Champions? By now you've read our announcement, and you can't wait to join the PRO Chess League, right? Not only do you think your city has a s... | Read More

  • Are Super-Tournaments Dead?

    The recently concluded Sinquefield Cup was a true celebration of chess.  Great players, high-quality chess, and outstanding live coverage — What else a chess fan can dream about? Apparently not everyone is happy. According to the Presid... | Read More

  • The New (v3): Now With Bughouse!

    It's been a long time coming, but the new version of is finally ready to take online chess to a new level—and take your game to new heights.  This new version (v3) has been our top priority for two years, and&... | Read More

    • Below 1600 FIDE Rated Tournament 2016

      Thus year I played my first FIDE Rated Chess Tournament .The category was below 1600. I was not well prepared but my new coach said i will get minimum six points from this tournament and it will give me the rating about 1350.But as usual I played ... | Read More

    • November Signups are Now Open

      Signups are now open for our 3 round November League Qualifier and Tournament Series to begin on Monday, November 7.   New players can sign up for our 3 round League Qualifier. You must be a member of the Dan Heisman Learning Center and the... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Oct 20, 2016
    • Humbled by a Grandmaster

      One of the great things about is that an ordinary, club standard player like myself can occasionally go head to head with a Grandmaster. This website's numerous online shows see professional players with sky-high ratings taking on relat... | Read More

      • thejacka1
      • | Oct 19, 2016
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    • Chess And Poker Blitz With Jen Shahade

      I often get asked whether I enjoy poker or chess more -- my choice is obviously to play both at the same time. As a member of Team PokerStars, I'm really excited that they have incorporated poker and chess mixed events into upcoming tour stop... | Read More

      • jenshahade
      • | Oct 17, 2016
    • 2 Lessons To Learn From Vladimir Kramnik(Preparation for Telangana state under-15 preparation)

      Hi telengana state under-15 chess players,  My name is tarun I am member of superkidschess academy( my rating is 1819 and I am a professnional chess player.I am interested to teach my chess skills to Telangana under15 ... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Soltis, Andrew

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    Andrew (andy) Solits is an American grandmaster.  In 1979, Soltis began writing a monthly column called “Chess to Enjoy” for Chess Life magazine.  It is the longest running column in that magazine.  In 1980, Soltis was awarded the G... 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 »

  • Norm

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    A norm in chess is a high level of performance in a chess tournament. Several norms are one of the requirements to receive a title such as Grandmaster from FIDE.   Contents   [hide]  1 Grandmaster norm 2 Other FIDE norms 3 In n... Read More »

  • Acers, Jude Frazer

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    Jude Acers was born in Long Beach on April 6, 1944.  He is a U.S. senior chess master living in New Orleans who has set several world record simultaneous exhibition records.  He learned to play chess at age 7 and was a master at age 17.  In 1... Read More »

  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... Read More »