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Chess (the latter no longer updated).
Notes by Edward Winter (now at Chess
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.
A fun and useful site, with updated news on the main
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 some pop-up ads, though
less troublesome and less numerous than before. But
I hate the way About.com does not allow you to check
out sites outside of their frame. This should be illegal
(since they end up presenting other people's content
as their own). I also find that it is hard to separate
commercial content from the more immediately useful,
and it takes a lot of clicks to get to anything you
want (the idea, after all, is to get page-views and
ad-views). For players beginner to about 1500 rating,
though, this is a fairly good site and worth visiting.
Chess Oracle - Chess News from Around the World
John Sharp's British-focused chess news and links.
British commercial site with news, links, calendar,
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.
at Google News
A search of chess news articles on the web. Several
sites attempt something similar (see Latest
Chess News from JustChess or ), but Google does
Weekly column by Lubomir Kavalek is timely and interesting,
with a well-annotated game and puzzle.
Daily column by Malcolm Pein, features current news
and games without annotations.
Excellent weekly column by Nigel Short, with a recent
Weekly articles by David Norwood.
Jack Peters's timely chess column is quite good.
Weekly column by Ian Rogers is especially worth the
Weekly column by the American legend.
Weekly column by Raymond Keene. Generally an annotated
game from years gone by.
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
section, available online with registration.
Blogs (Web Logs or Online Diaries)
FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF CURRENT BLOGS GO TO:
THE KENILWORTH CHESS CLUB WEBSITE "CHESS BLOGS"
and International Sites
Frequent official postings, especially on the World
Championship cycle (where you will find the most up-to-date
The French international daily chess newspaper online.
Scroll down for the links to content and news.
Edited by Mikhail Golubev, with excellent annotated
games (especially those of Ruslan Ponomariov's)
and other features.
A great site with strong content, especially annotated
Chess by Bystrov Sergey (English version)
Russian international chess news and downloads.
They have much to celebrate in Leko and the Polgars.
And the Hungarians take chess seriously. There
is an English language link but most content is
not in English. See also Sakk
A good portal for news with lots of other useful content,
especially recent book reviews (accessible through
An interesting Indian chess site.
A weekly column with game to play on the web. Part
of the Australian
Chess Federation site.
African chess news with frequent updates.
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.
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
Chess club website with lots of interesting
content. Not sure if it is Finnish or Norwegian.
Russian language chess site.
Mixed English/Spanish site with opening columns and
some tournament news.
Spanish-language site with news and calendar.
A Spanish language site featuring mostly links
News and columns in Spanish.
What's with "21" in Spanish chess site names?
This site has slick design and good chess news.
A Spanish-language site with good and current content.
Some requires registration.
French language daily chess newspaper.
Features news and tournament and club listings.
Chess Club Chess Portal
An excellent Greek site with frequent updates of chess
I must confess, I can't read much here. But it does have some interesting articles in English and lots of content.
Discussion Forums and Listservs
A well-monitored discussion, with a focus on openings
(see Pete's "Openings for Amateurs" section
especially). 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.
Colony at GameKnot
One of the better-moderated forums with chess discussions
for general players and fans. You can also enter through
Well-moderated discussions on various topics.
A good place to chat chess, from serious analysis
to not so serious satire.
A better-moderated version of Google's message board
(see below), with the same extensive and valuable
A fun community forum.
Talk Message Board
A very nice site for monitoring Canadian chess chatter.
Various forums; requires free login.
Chat from the Artful Dodger
A well-moderated listserv for those who want lots
of e-mail about chess, with a robust archive. Once
you are a member, you can go directly to Chess
Chat at Yahoo Groups.
A well-moderated forum with lots of interesting questions
and responses for beginners and those starting out
in rated competition.
The forum of the US Chess Federation. Mostly for TDs
Chess chat at the Google.com message board, which
has an archive going back at least a decade. But beware:
this site is not moderated and now gets a lot of spam
(including stuff inappropriate for kids) and therefore
has lost a lot of traffic.
A site devoted to the great Indian GM.
Kasparov's site, devoted to promoting his Predecessors
series but offering interesting forums and downloads.
A site devoted to the ongoing triumphs of the champion.
The Russian super-GMs site is pretty cool.
The official site of the Russian super-GM.
A very complete site from Chuck Ayoub, including
Frequent updates, games, and photos of the beautiful
Russian GM. Worth a weekly visit.
See what's going on with the other women of chess.
A seemingly official site devoted to the best women's
player (and one of the best overall) in the world.
Includes updates on the doings of GM Susan Polgar
and links to her recent articles.
A site that is not as frequently updated recently,
featuring the games, analysis, and doings of several
Frequently updated with his most recent games and