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  • The Best Chess Of 2015

    As the calendar turns to 2016, it's time to look back at the best chess of the past year. The year 2015 was a big one for chess. With the creation of the Grand Chess Tour, the chess world had an exciting new super-tournament series to follo... | Read More

  • Old Age, Great Chess!

    After I learned how to play chess (age 12), I jumped into the game head first by playing in a chess tournament (even though I didn’t know the difference between checkmate and stalemate). Let’s just say that I was absolutely awful. Wi... | Read More

  • The Golden Age

         In September 1945 the proud and confident USA team suffered a humiliating, crushing defeat at the hands of the Soviet team in a 10 board, 20 game match played through a novel use of radio transmission, each set of matched contestants pl... | Read More

  • The 12 Most Interesting Chess Players Ever

    Who are the most interesting chess players of all time? It’s an interesting question. Are we talking about the best players ever? Even that’s a tricky thing to define. Are the best players the most accomplished? We could go by supe... | Read More

  • Berlin Endgame Video Series

    Test your knowledge: which opening did Vladimir Kramnik lean on to equalize his chances as Black in the 2000 world chess championship, where he would eventually defeat the greatest chess player of all time? Fill in the blank: The 2014 world ches... | Read More


    • Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin - 2016 Bilbao Masters Final

      This is a Round 3 game between World Chess Champion and World #1 Magnus Carlsen, and the upcoming challenger for the 2016 World Chess Championship Match, Sergey Karjakin. This 1st of 2 games between Carlsen and Karjakin from the 2016 Bilbao Master... | Read More

    • History of chess

      History of chess Throughout the history of chess, humanity has continually held a fascination with those rare individuals whose immense skill and success at the game makes them deserving of being labeled "The Strongest Player on Earth." The tit... | Read More

    • Chess and eSports?

      Chess. E-Sports. What are these two things, really, and why are they mentioned together? First of all, you may ask, what is chess? Seeing as you're on chess.com, I'll assume you already know. Hopefully. But what is E-Sports? Is it...sport? Accor... | Read More

    • Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour

      World's Top-10 chess players battle it out in 4-day tournament   The greatest chess tournament ever staged in Belgium,Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour, will take place in the historic Town Hall of Leuven from Friday 17 June until Monday 20 J... | Read More

    • Magnus Carlsen

      For people with a similar name, see Magnus Carlsson (disambiguation) and Magnus Karlsson (disambiguation). Magnus Carlsen Carlsen in 2012 Full name Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen Country Norway Born 30 November 1990(age 25)Tønsberg, Vestfold, Nor... | Read More




  • En Passant

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    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square.  En passant may ... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Divinsky, Nathan

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    Nathan Divinksy (1925-2012) was a Canadian chess master and played in several Canadian chess Olympiads.  He served as assistant dean of science at the University of British Columbia.  His former wife (1972-1983), Kim Campbell, was the 19th P... 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 »