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  • 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...

  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!

    • News
    • Oct 28, 2016, 2:07 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced (Rated 1800-1999) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Expand your Knowledge of Common Structures and Plans Learn...

  • Links to the Past II

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays...

  • The German Morphy

         Most chess enthusiasts are aware that the young Wilhelm Steinitz was sometimes referred to as "the Austrian Morphy."  Some might even know that Cecil de Vere had been called...

  • Candidate Profile: Sergey Karjakin

    By GM Robert Hess and IM Teddy Coleman Sergey Karjakin has unfinished business.  In 2014, he placed second in the Candidates', one point away from a shot at Magnus Carlsen. He’s coming back to finish...

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  • PROChess Week 1 Pacific Predictions

    Here are my predictions for the opening round of the PRO Chess League, Pacific (Red) Division. The 6 matches start at 6:10 pm pacific today. You can find the games in Live Chess, and you can watch live commentary...

  • PRO Chess League Week 1 Predictions

    I have absolutely no idea why, but for some reason I have been asked to be a part of the PRO Chess League Prediction Panel. I'll do my best. As this is my first blog post on, I'll start with a quick introduction...

  • Exclusive Q&A with GM Melik KHACHIYAN

    [Blog History]    Former student of WC Tigran Petrosian, GM Melikset Khachiyan has lots to say about chess--and life--in our exclusive Group interview!      Over the years, GM Melik has become a staple...

  • A Look Back At My Path To Winning The U.S. Championship

    • GM Hikaru
    • Apr 27, 2015, 2:46 AM

    This is my first blog on, so I'd like to write something really eloquent and profound so I can look back on this moment. However, I am a chess player and not a poet or philosopher! Coming off of my...

  • Lessons from the Philly Open / (My) Quest To GM

    Well, it's been quite some time since I seriously thought about chess, but now - for whatever reason - the inevitable allure of the GM title speaks to me once more. I've never been what one might consider a particularly...

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