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.
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.
at Google News
A search of chess news articles on the web. See also Topix.net
Chess, among others.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Frequently updated with new articles and reviews.
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.
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.
Great Spanish-language site with good tournament
coverage and annotated games.
Excellent tournament news with annotated games.
Weekly articles by David Norwood. See also the Telegraph Chess Club.
Weekly column by Ian Rogers is especially worth the visit.
Weekly column by Raymond Keene. Generally an annotated game from years gone
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.
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.
Now defunct but thoroughly excellent weekly column by Nigel Short.
Frequent updates, games, and photos of the beautiful Russian GM. Worth a weekly visit.
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).
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.
Billed as the first daily chess newspaper. By subscription, but you can check out monthly sample issues and some free content online.
Frequent official postings, especially on the World Championship cycle (where
you will find the most up-to-date news possible).
Hellas Chess Club Chess Portal
An excellent Greek site with frequent updates of chess news.
Scroll down for the links to content and news.
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).
An interesting Indian chess site.
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.
A good news site with an SA focus.
An interesting German site with lots of news.
An interesting German site.
A good German site that seems to be in touch with what is going on in German
and European chess.
I must confess, I can't read much here. But it does have some interesting articles in English and lots of content.
A Swiss site with lots of content.
Swedish chess site, rich in content and information.
Features updated news and very good links. Also an archive to Austrian games.
Click the link for English language.
Good Spanish language news site.
Mixed English/Spanish site with opening columns and some tournament news.
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.
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.