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    • Picture this: Your Photos at Chess.com

      One nice feature of Chess.com that doesn't get much promotion is the photo section which allows all members to upload their favourite snaps of themselves, their family, their pets, their favourite celebrities etc. Creating an album and adding pho... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Sep 6, 2009
      • | 2765 views
      • | 8 comments
    • Does chess make for perfect novels?

      Have you read any good novels that involved chess in the story?  I've read quite a few non-instructional chess books... King's Gambit by Paul Hoffman The immortal Game by David Shenk White King and Red Queen by Daniel Johnson Chess B1tch by Je... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Aug 30, 2009
      • | 4641 views
      • | 40 comments
    • Free Chess Videos at Chess.com

      A huge number of chess-related videos have been uploaded by chess.com members to the free chess videos section. The section needs some improvements to it's functionality e.g. the ability to search for videos, and some way of weeding out duplicate... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jun 4, 2009
      • | 3983 views
      • | 4 comments
    • New 3D Boards at Chess.com!

      The latest release of updates for Chess.com includes new 3D boards (sometimes known as 2.5D boards due to the board itself staying a square shape, rather than being distorted to give the impression of 3D). There are also new board colours and oth... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | May 4, 2009
      • | 6054 views
      • | 16 comments
    • Social Networking and Chess

      Social networking on the web is big news, and the biggest social networking site (according to most measures, anyway) is Facebook, with over 200 million users. Wikipedia says that..."A social network service focuses on building online communities... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Apr 14, 2009
      • | 3629 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Should You Teach Your Kids To Play Chess?

      Chess can be a source of great joy, but also terrible heartache.  In some individuals, especially gifted children, it can become an obsession which can lead to social isolation. So should you teach chess to your children?  I don't have any chil... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jan 29, 2009
      • | 3890 views
      • | 7 comments
    • A Game With Three Queens

      A rare game where one side has three Queens on the board at the same time! H/T Chess Today. | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jan 29, 2009
      • | 3313 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Gert Ligterink On Ivanchuk's Chess Obsession

      The Corus website has a nice piece about Ivanchuk, illustrating his obsession with chess.  Link here. H/T Dennis Monokroussos. | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jan 26, 2009
      • | 1910 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Chessbase Instructional Video Previews

      If you like chess (and if you don't what are you doing on this website?!) then you will probably enjoy the previews of Chessbase instructional videos available at their YouTube channel. An nice example is below from the evergreen Viktor Kortchnoi... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jan 25, 2009
      • | 1200 views
      • | 0 comments
    • The Chess Art Of Carina Jørgensen

      A while ago I discovered 21-year old Danish artist Carina Jørgensen (pictured right, engaging in some martial arts training!), who has a section of her online portfolio dedicated to chess.  It includes portraits of famous chess players as well a... | Read More

      • SonofPearl
      • | Jan 18, 2009
      • | 15813 views
      • | 11 comments