- Chess People, Blogs, Current Events:
This is his official web site, just starte Nov 2010 little content to date
The ny-times blog for chess with assorted news and article
The Chicago Land blog with news about local events and updates on Chicago Fire.
- http://www.chess.co.uk/twic/twic.html A british blog with good commentary. Should you ever be in London UK visit this blog first so you know where to go.
- http://www.thechessdrum.net/ One blog covering all of African chess. I added it purely for personal reasons
Free and well organized web site , covering current events with life tournament views
- Chess Online Resources:
Pay site for playing, problem solving, instructional videos and a great deal more. Addressing 1400- 1900 rated players.
Decent database of games with basic search functionality, if you want to down load you need to pay.
Free site: Large database of games, but can only search by name or opening.
A good source for free e-books on chess, many of them out of print but true classics, Steinitz, Lasker, Capablance, Kotov...
- http://www.chessville.com/ a mixture of resources. Of interest if you are a history buff. Great e-book versions of old and I mean really old text, Greco, Staunton... But there is much more content on the site. I just havn't explored it yet.
- Chess Organizations:
The Chicago Industrial League site with info on ratings, team line ups, old league games for pdf down load. League information usually lags by one to two month.
The Illinois State site, not sure what it is useful for.
The US Chess site usefull for ratings lookup.
The World Chess Organization usefull for ratings lookup.
- Chess programs, materials, vendors:
- http://www.shredderchess.com/ commercial.
- http://www.rybkachess.com/ commercial.
- http://www.hiarcs.com/ commercial.
- For Fritz see chessbase vendors, commercial.
- http://chessbase.com/ the ultimate vendor for databases, software, videos ... and the company that came up with Fritz.
- http://www.chessbaseusa.com/ the american web site for chess base products
- http://www.chesscentral.com/ another US vendor. More than you will ever need.
This page contains a series of categorized links to chess related sites: