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  • 5 Things You Need For Real-World Chess

    We already know that you can take Chess.com and its mobile app to play chess anywhere, but sometimes there’s nothing like playing on a real board with real pieces. If you’re lucky, you can try your hand at giant bullet chess, but eve... | Czytaj więcej

  • Snarky Silman Presents: Readers’ Questions

    One The Conflict That Never Was Jeffrey Baffo wrote (on Facebook): “Move First, Think Later. That book creates a major conflict between Jeremy Silman/traditional methods and what Hendriks is saying.” Answer: I’m answering this question ... | Czytaj więcej

  • Building Your Repertoire (A "How-To" Guide)

    There is an old tale that goes something like this: The great Botvinnik (the pioneer of modern opening preparation) was once consulted about opening advice by one of his pupils. "Look at Fischer," the master began, "Fischer plays the same systems ... | Czytaj więcej

  • How USCF Rule 29L1 got Changed

    Alert: If you are interested in how rules get changed and/or tournament pairings get made, this article should prove fairly entertaining. If not, then just skip it, as the story may not be your cup of tea . Our Main Line Chess Club runs ongoing U... | Czytaj więcej

  • The Author of a Variation 2

    An Inspiration When I read GM Becerra's article last week about a man who was an absolute inspiration to me, I just knew I had to share my own tribute to Lev Polugaevsky this week. Prior to reading GM Becerra's article, I actually did not know j... | Czytaj więcej


    • The windup toy

      There was an eerie sight when the windup toy decided to do whatever it wanted. It went for a jog. It wound its own windup knob and headed on out. It was comprised of an robot head with lacquer and blue eyes. It really wasn't afraid of much. When ... | Czytaj więcej

    • Chess Notebook, Part 2

      I graduated from college with dozens of notebooks floating in my wake. In my professional career I've always attended meetings with a bound notebook in hand. The process of writing notes helps me process and integrate information. So, it was na... | Czytaj więcej

      • Chessmo
      • | 8 lut 2015
      • | 604 odsłon
      • | 12 komentarzy
    • Another Year Gone, A New Year A'Comin'

      12/31/2014  (11:40pm) Well... A couple of days ago I went through some of my old journals.  I've been keeping them on and off for the past 4 years.  I was amazed to find that I had filled up several spiral notebooks over time, and a couple of ... | Czytaj więcej

      • Prudentia
      • | 31 gru 2014
      • | 432 odsłon
      • | 3 komentarzy
    • Tournament #3

      Touranment #3 : Phi Kappa Blanca  9/30/89 NCSU Student Union, Raleigh, NC TD:  Robert Singletary Section:  U1400 Time Control:  40/90, G/30   I actually found the next 3 tournaments (as well as rounds 1 and 3 from tournament #2) hidden ... | Czytaj więcej

      • dl_leonine
      • | 23 lis 2014
      • | 432 odsłon
      • | 0 komentarzy
    • Tournament players: Determine your playing strength from your results!

      What is your rating and how strong do you think you are? Read on and I'll show you how to decide this.   We know ratings measure your playing strength, but do you belong at your current rating or are you underrated? For USCF members, your ratin... | Czytaj więcej

      • aww-rats
      • | 6 paź 2014
      • | 12123 odsłon
      • | 6 komentarzy

  • Kasparov's Interview!

    One of the most anticipated publishing events of the year is the release of the new book by Garry Kasparov. Published by Everyman Chess, it is the second volume in the series entitled Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess. On Monday, September 29, 2008,... | Czytaj więcej