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  • 5 Things You Think When Playing A Grandmaster

    • pete
    • May 4, 2015, 1:11 AM

    [UPDATE: You can play GM Anish Giri and support the Nepal earthquake recovery effort. Details here.] My first game of online chess was against a grandmaster. Decades ago, I had signed up for a now-defunct website,...

  • The All-Time World Chess Champion Bracket: Finals

    • pete
    • Nov 24, 2014, 12:57 PM

    Who is the greatest world chess champion ever? Magnus Carlsen defeated Vishy Anand yesterday in the 2014 world chess championship in Sochi to defend his title. Meanwhile, the All-Time...

  • The All-Time World Chess Champion Bracket: Elite 8

    • pete
    • Nov 17, 2014, 12:55 PM

    Who is the strongest world chess champion ever? As Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand battle it out for the 2014 world chess championship in Sochi, the All-Time World Chess Championship Tournament continues here...

  • The All-Time World Chess Champion Bracket

    • pete
    • Nov 10, 2014, 12:54 PM

    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...

  • YOU Could be World (Amateur) Champion!

    • News
    • Aug 27, 2013, 5:08 PM

    Hello Community!Today, we're happy to announce an open invitation from the Amateur Chess Organization (ACO) and! 

Did you know that every chess player now has the opportunity to become a world...

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  • The Innovation of Mikhail Tal

    Widely regarded as the greatest attacking player ever, Mikhail Tal was known for his unpredictability and daring style at the board.  Tal made his mark on the chess world through pure ingenuity and innovation, and...

  • Pawn Power Lessons From the GM

    Hi Chess Friends, One of my favorite things about playing on sites like or ICC is that I can occasionally play quick games with some of the current and former top players in the world. In the last few...

  • Tata Steel 2017: Eljanov beats Rapport by Colin McGourty

    Pavel Eljanov is the very early leader of the 2017 Tata Steel Masters after scoring the only win of Round 1 when Richard Rapport’s inventive chess backfired. The most anticipated clash saw Magnus Carlsen...

  • World Championship Here I Come!

    Recently my playing strength has exploded... I am writing this only hours after of easily crushing the "Chessmaster" program multiple times.  I thought i would step it up about 300 elo points to Stockfish 8.  And...

  • Tata Steel Chess 2017 Preview by Colin McGourty

    The real start to the chess year is the first round of Tata Steel Chess, and the wait is over to usher in 2017! World Champion Magnus Carlsen and his challenger Sergey Karjakin are both playing the 14-player Masters...

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  • St. Louis Cardinals Take Up Chess And Other News

    This edition of In Other News sees chess celebrated by professional athletes, YouTube stars, union workers, actors, and even Canadians! Join us on another tour of the major chess stories celebrated in popular...

  • Hackers Gonna Hack, Hack, Hack, Hack, Hack And Other News

    Heated action in Norway and St. Louis hasn't slowed down chess news in the rest of the world. Chess stories just keep rolling in, and we're here to keep you up to date with a quick tour of chess happenings around...

  • Le Leads Webster To Fourth Straight Title

    Sometimes dictionaries change the meanings of words, but "Webster" has been consistent since 2013. Webster University repeated as champions of the President's Cup, also known as the Final Four of College Chess....

  • 2016 World Championship To Be Held In New York

    The Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, the concrete jungle where dreams are made of. The 2016 World Championship will be held in New York City, as was announced today by Agon. Long-held rumors that...

  • Carlsen-Anand By the Numbers

    What can we expect from the World Championship Match that starts this Saturday? Most predictions are educated guesses, so now might be a good time to get educated! You already know the match schedule and basics,...


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