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  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: The Unbelievable Castle

    • pete
    • Dec 14, 2016, 5:13 AM

    Unfortunately for readers looking for lucid chess instruction, it's time for another episode of Pete's Pathetic Chess, where I subject my awful moves and chess ideas to analysis by a brilliant grandmaster...

  • 5 Reasons Chess Is Better Than Pokémon Go

    • pete
    • Aug 2, 2016, 5:37 AM

    Pokémon Go is the fastest-growing smartphone game in history, and it's been dominating the news since its launch in July, at least in the gaming world. But is it a better game than chess? We don't think...

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Speed Chess -- The Good

    Topic for May/June: The Endgame (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.) The...

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Apr 12, 2013

    Chess is a game of knowledge and skill. Yet many players - as evidenced from the majority of questions I get on the show - seem to think improvement initiatives lean toward the knowledge side, typical questions...

  • Why Should You Upgrade Your Browser?

    • erik
    • Mar 28, 2012, 3:47 PM

    If you are reading this, then you are using a web browser. It's your portal to the web. Your surf board for surfing the net. Your car for driving the internet highway. Your... you get the point. It's what makes...

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  • 3 Best Chess Games For iPhone

    Chess is an ancient game with a long and interesting history. There’s nothing quite like playing a game of chess on a physical chess board, but in this day and age, chess players want something more. Luckily, there’s...

  • Secrets of Chess Tactics

    Every chess player knows the importance of tactical skill in chess and training tactics is one of the most popular forms of practice for most players. However, spending hours solving puzzle after puzzle isn’t the...

  • What Does the Chess.com CEO Do Each Day?

    • erik
    • Aug 31, 2016, 5:15 AM

    5:15am - Alarm goes off. I pop out of bed. I never snooze. I'm almost always excited for the day! 5:16-5:40am - Emails, emails, emails. Slack, slack, slack. Many of our team members from around the world have already...

  • Pokemon Go Review

    Because it's the launch day of Pokemon-Go today is an excellent day for everybody. Typically the most popular cartoon series on the planet, the sport that saved Nintendo and shaped generations of youngsters has...

  • Crushing Queen Pawn Openings

    Hey guys! This week I had another awesome YouTube webinar, this time on how to crush all those solid, positional 1.d4 players! If you want to follow the lecture attentively, you should maximize the broadcast window...

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