Are You A Chess Outlaw?

Are You A Chess Outlaw?

I love reading member comments to my articles! It is a pleasure to see how smart and intelligent our chess community is. Unlike commenters in many internet forums, Chess.com members are polite and helpful. Take for example one of my most recent articles. There I expressed my astonishment that a very strong player and one of […]

Chess Olympiad: Celebrating The Winners

Chess Olympiad: Celebrating The Winners

In the evening of the final round, the closing ceremony of the Batumi Olympiad was held in the Batumi State Musical Center. Here’s a pictorial report. With the winning teams rightly placed in the first rows, the Olympiad’s closing ceremony started with a traditional Georgian dance performance. After a video presentation and some brief speeches, […]

Chess Olympiad: China Wins Double Gold

Chess Olympiad: China Wins Double Gold

China is Olympiad champion once again. Actually, twice again. Today in Batumi, Georgia, the open section squad won its second team gold medal in the last three Olympiads. The women’s team survived a late repetition claim and successfully defended its title from 2016 in Baku. Both sections went to tiebreaks, but China emerged victorious in both […]

Play Judit Polgar In The Global Chess Festival Online!

Play Judit Polgar In The Global Chess Festival Online!

Judit Polgar ( @JuditPolgar), unarguably the greatest female player of all time and one of the greatest attacking players of all time, will play 20 fortunate opponents on Chess.com as part of the Global Chess Festival Online. This simultaneous display will take place the day prior to the main Global Chess Festival on . This […]

Chess Olympiad: China Ends Polish Run, Plays U.S. For Gold

Chess Olympiad: China Ends Polish Run, Plays U.S. For Gold

Poland‘s amazing run at the 43rd Olympiad was ended today by China, the opponent of USA in a clash for gold in tomorrow’s final round. In the women’s section, China will defend their sole lead vs Russia. The world of chess politics changed significantly yesterday, and continued to do so a bit more on the second day of the […]

California Clippin’ – Chess.com

California Clippin’ – Chess.com

“All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray…” Serendipity:     As you look for one thing, you often find all sorts of interesting items in the process.    I had been searching through California newspaper archives for some information and stumbled over the following clippings, each of which I found unusual and worth […]

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