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Daily Dose

The following web sites are regularly updated and therefore worth visiting daily, weekly, or monthly as indicated.... Listed in order of frequency with stars to emphasize the highest quality content. See also the links to Blogs.

ChessBase
Probably the best place to get a daily update of important chess happenings around the world.

Daily Dirt Chess Blog
Mig Greengard's daily chess musings, with excellent links and interesting discussion. This and the ChessBase link above often reflect (or determine) the hottest topics in chess news at the moment.

Chess at Google News
A search of chess news articles on the web. See also Topix.net Chess, among others.

Daily Telegraph
Daily column by Malcolm Pein, features current news and games without annotations. May require registration. See also the Telegraph Chess Club.

Chess Publishing.com Forum
One of the more high-traffic and content-rich forums, especially strong in openings.

Openings for Amateurs
A well-monitored discussion of openings. Though it seems to have begun with a focus on chess in the state of New Jersey, it attracts responders from all over the world and is far from provincial. It's an open forum that does not require registration to read, so check it out.

Avler Chess Forum
A filtered version of the rec.games.chess message board (which gets tons of spam), with the same extensive and valuable archives. Also available through Chess Banter.

Chess Cafe
A chess magazine with a rotating series of articles and columns updated on at least a weekly basis. Some features are updated more frequently.

Chess Notes by Edward Winter (now at Chess History)
The great chess historian (semi-emeritus) shares his findings in a series of articles, formerly at Chess Cafe. If you are into chess history, you'll want to check back here often.

Chessville.com
Features frequent new articles. I also think their Forum is one of the more active and interesting sites for chess discussion.

The Chess Oracle - Chess News from Around the World
John Sharp's British-focused chess news and links. The short-hand references on the site take some getting used to, but there are few better pages for accessing recent info, news, and PGN files. Also at http://www.thechessoracle.com.

About Chess
Beware pop-up ads! Since Mark Weeks took over this part of the About.com site, the content here is much improved, though generally geared toward beginners. The forum is well-managed and monitored. There are still those dreadful pop-up ads (unless your browser blocks them). For players beginner to about 1500 rating, though, this is a fairly good site and worth visiting.

TWIC: The Week in Chess
A great place to find recent games and news, with at least weekly updates.

Net Chess News
Updated weekly, with a game of the week feature. Easy navigation to all the most recent games and downloads.

Harmen Jonkman's Chess Tournament Calendar
A running calendar of events, with prize information, links to the organizers' websites, and contact info. Designed for players on the circuit, but useful for the rest of us folks just following along.

JeremySilman.com/chess
Frequently updated with new articles and reviews.

Chess Curiosities
Author Tim Krabbe's blog and collection of discoveries and off-beat "world records" (from longest game without a capture to unusual under-promotions) in chess. This is a must-visit site.

The Washington Post
Requires registration the first time. The fantastic weekly column by Lubomir Kavalek is really worth reading. This is probably the last great newspaper chess column. Archive also available.

Los Angeles Times
Jack Peters's timely chess column is quite good. Not Kavalek, but pretty close.

Chess Pro
Excellent Russian-language website with great current tournament coverage (often with annotated games the following day).

e3 e5 (English)
Excellent tournament coverage and annotated games.

InforChess
Great Spanish-language site with good tournament coverage and annotated games.

Convekta
Excellent tournament news with annotated games.

Saturday Telegraph
Weekly articles by David Norwood. See also the Telegraph Chess Club.

Australian Chess Columns
Weekly column by Ian Rogers is especially worth the visit.

TimesOnline
Weekly column by Raymond Keene. Generally an annotated game from years gone by.

New York Times Chess Column
This long-running weekly column by GM Robert Byrne has been on a steep decline in recent years, especially as compared to the excellent and timely work of Jack Peters and Lubomir Kavalek. The news is old and the annotations are dull. The Times used to be excellent and even had columns twice a week way back when. I hope Byrne picks a successor soon so that the Times doesn't drop chess altogether.

The Scotsman
No longer updated column by John Henderson. According to Mig, you can still read Henderson in The Scotsman paper's games section, available online with registration.

Sunday Telegraph
Now defunct but thoroughly excellent weekly column by Nigel Short.

Alexandra Kosteniuk
Frequent updates, games, and photos of the beautiful Russian GM. Worth a weekly visit.

On the Square
Monthly by-lined articles written for the Campbell Report and usually focused on Correspondence Chess. See also the Campbell Report Archive and Hard Chess (the latter no longer updated).

ChessMix.com
British commercial site with recent games, news, links, calendar, and e-shop. A slick and new version of the classic TWIC. Very well done. Worth a look every 10 days to download their games file at least.

Chess Today
Billed as the first daily chess newspaper. By subscription, but you can check out monthly sample issues and some free content online.

FIDE
Frequent official postings, especially on the World Championship cycle (where you will find the most up-to-date news possible).

U.S. Chess Online
Occasional updates.

Hellas Chess Club Chess Portal
An excellent Greek site with frequent updates of chess news.

Chess Siberia
Scroll down for the links to content and news.

Russian Chess
A great site with strong content, especially annotated games.

British Chess Magazine
A good portal for news with lots of other useful content, especially recent book reviews (accessible through the Magazine area).

Pakistan Chess Player
Frequently updated.

Chathurangum
An interesting Indian chess site.

Australian Chess News
A weekly column with game to play on the web. Part of the Australian Chess Federation site.

The Chess Drum
African chess news with frequent updates. Very well done and a valuable addition to news and information on the net.

Chess South Africa
A good news site with an SA focus.

Chess Tigers
An interesting German site with lots of news.

ChessGate
An interesting German site.

Schach
A good German site that seems to be in touch with what is going on in German and European chess.

Schachgemeinschaft
I must confess, I can't read much here. But it does have some interesting articles in English and lots of content.

Schachbund
A Swiss site with lots of content.

Schackcentralen
Swedish chess site, rich in content and information.

Austrian Chess Federation
Features updated news and very good links. Also an archive to Austrian games. Click the link for English language.

Ajedrez Siglo 21
Good Spanish language news site.

Ajedrez-de-Estilo
Mixed English/Spanish site with opening columns and some tournament news.

Peon de Rey
A Spanish-language site with good and current content. Some requires registration.

BS Chess by Bystrov Sergey (English version)
Russian international chess news and downloads.

Sakk Portal Magyar
The Hungarians take chess seriously, but it's tough to read.

Echiquier-Nicois
The French international daily chess newspaper online.

Latest Headlines - chess from furl
A great list of headlines from online magazines and newspapers, but hardly the "latest" or even recent.

Tag:Chess from del.icio.us
Another list of recently updated chess materials tagged "chess," but not as good as Technorati's.


Updated 01.30.2006 | Contact Michael Goeller