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This week sees the beginning of the World Chess Candidates Tournament, & the prize is a shot at the World Champion title vs the current champ, Viswanathan Anand!
Vying for this amazing opportunity are the best chess minds of our time: Carlsen, Radjabov, Grischuk, Ivanchuk, Svidler and Gelfand! (Check this article for all the pairings!)
Best of all, we'll have live tournament coverage, right here on TV! Check the schedule and don't miss a single move in this amazing event.
In other news...
Apple users, watch out for a fresh new update to our iOS app this week! Version 2.8 boasts a completely rebuilt Live Chess system. It's faster, more stable, and more responsive than ever!

Performance Stats

Live Chess - Blitz: After 12 games your rating is 991! Start playing!
Live Chess - Bullet: After 4 games your rating is 1026! Start playing!
Tactics: Your rating is 1113 (11 problems over 0.1 hours)! Continue training!
Lessons: Get interactive training from chess masters! Start learning!

SOS - Secrets of Opening Surprises - March 2013 by IM IM_JeroenBosch

No time to study opening theory? Shock your opponent with an SOS! With an SOS you deviate early (usually before move 6!) from regular lines in mainstream openings. So you will reach positions you have actually studied without having memorized tons...  | Read More


My Pan-American Experience: vs IM Diego Rafael Di Berardino by GM Shankland

GM Shankland continues to review his games from the recent Pan-American Team Championship! Here he reviews an extremely sharp, Open Sicilian Najdorf that has the "flavor" of an English Attack, but not quite the "theory". The game eventually become...  | Watch Video

Judit Polgar: Featured on and!

Judit Polgar: Featured on and!

PRESS RELEASE: GM Judit Polgar will be featured multiple times on and during the month of March! Her contributions are being made in a partnership with and its scholastic extension site in an effort to help Judit ...  | Read More


Resources for systematic training by hicetnunc

As my chess coach says, one book on the table induces work, but 20 create confusion. In our times of 'Too Much (chess) Information' (Soltis), I thought it would be useful for people who can't afford a coach, or want to supplement his teachi...  | Read More

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