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    • Staff Profiles: Yuri

      Here is another instalment in a series of posts to help you get to know the Chess.com team a little better! Today, we get to know Yuri Neves Silveira, whom we thank for making Live Chess more and more awesome! Where do you live? I live in B... | Read More

      • News
      • | Mar 4, 2016
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    • WL Admin Help- Privacy Settings for Group Admins

      As an Administrator for a League Team, you must be available for reminders,questions,notices,ect. If your settings are set to only friends, then your team may suffer point losses or even league expulsion simply due to your lack of getting importan... | Read More

    • Benefits of Slow Chess and World League Play

      I used to be addicted to the one minute and three minute games. However, I noticed that I my ratings were stagnant for years. I took lessons from an excellent teacher.  What I needed to do though was play more slow chess.  Thus,  I started pl... | Read More

      • aksuited
      • | Mar 16, 2015
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    • WL Admin Help- How to setup a match using start time feature

      Using the Start time feature in setting up you matches, particularly any league matches is extremly easy and a great tool as it allows you to set up the start date and time for the match to begin as long as the minimum number of players are enroll... | Read More

    • United States Players Missing Out in World League

      The World League is the largest national team tournament on chess.com.  In recent years in the largest division (division A), team matches has reached up to 400 boards per side during matches.  This includes teams such as England, Germany, Rus... | Read More

      • J_Piper
      • | Dec 28, 2014
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  • 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 »

  • 1930 in chess

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    On January 4, 1930, the 10th Christmas Congress ended. The Premier Section was won by Jose Capablanca (6.5), followed by Vidmar (5.5), and Yates (5). The Premier Reserves section was won by George Koltanowski and Tylor. From January 16 to Februar... Read More »

  • Cambridge-Oxford University Chess Club Match

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    Longest running annual match in chess.  The traditional series began in 1873 with the help of future world champion Wilhelm Steinitz (won by Oxford University 10-3).  The univerisities actually started playin in 1871, but the early matches were ... Read More »

  • Campomanes, Florencio

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    Florencio Basa Campomanes, born Feb 22, 1927, was the first non-European elected FIDE President (1982-1995).  In 1956, he was the first National Master of the Philippines Chess Federation.  He won the Philippine championship in 1956 and 1960.  ... Read More »

  • Torre-Repetto, Carlos

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    Carlos Torre Repetto (1905-1978) was Mexico's first grandmaster (1977).  He was born in Merida, Yucatan.  Torre won the Louisiana championship at New Orleans 1923. He was first at Detroit 1924, followed by Samuel Factor, Herman H. Hahlbohm, ... Read More »