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Chessbase News up to date news site.
Russian Chess News. Big site for chess news. It's in Russian, but you can read articles by using the Google Chrome translate function.
This Week in Chess - TWIC - Current chess news, databases, live events, etc. Weekly Chess news roundups. Number One independent chess news site for decades.
chess24.com is primarily a chess news site. Good video coverage of major international events. Premium members get the full benefit. Not extremely great for playing.
Internet Chess Club is the most popular playing site on the Internet. It also provides plenty of ways to learn and improve your chess.
lichess is an Open source, Ad-Free chess server that looks very very good. A ton of chess variants, a tactics trainer, opening trainer, and coordinate trainer. Free computer analysis on all games played, or games entered. Play blitz or standard games against members on the site. Play atomic, 3-check, horde, chess 960, King of the Hill, Antichess, or standard, live or correspondence. 100% free, no premium accounts to speak of. Best site for playing Internet chess at the club level by far, only downside is a smaller player pool.
Project Gutenberg - Free chess books and other topics. The original project to save literature online.
Chess24, while not really worth playing on, is the best site to watch tournaments of top players. Engine analysis of live games, occasional live coverage by a correspondent.
Chessbombis the bomb! Every single tournament using a DGT board is here, probably. Following a professional player? Use this to find tournaments they're in.
Chessdom - The same as above. More pleasing visuals.
Chess Club of St. Louis channel, FULL LENGTH lectures by Grandmasters FOR FREE. Honestly the best tool out there for those serious about learning. Look for "Beginner Breakdown" lectures for new or younger players.
International Master John Bartholomew has a really unique way of explaining things. He plays bullet, blitz, standard, tactics, and simultaneous exhibitions while making comments. Fun to watch and very instructive.
Chess24 Youtube channel - a few free videos by top players that are instructive, as well as recordings of tournament coverage that is interesting.
Grandmaster Niclas Huscenbethof Germany shows games and endgame studies - Interesting for players who want to brush up on endgames. Some videos in german.
Grandmaster Simon Williamsplays blitz games (typically against b titled players) and gives analysis afterwards.
The Backyard Professor youtube channel --> Mostly effective for beginners who want to learn about openings -- Free lecture-length videos by a player of 1900 strength
American National Masters - lecture length videos on a variety of topics. Updates infrequent.
International Master Greg Shahade plays blitz. Not extremely effective for learning, but entertaining.
Twitch Chess Directory Want to ask strong players questions as they play chess? Want to watch someone play chess live, with commentary? Twitch.tv is a service typically used by people who stream video games, but chess players have been using it to have "live shows" regarding chess. Use this link to find out who's streaming chess at any given moment. Favorite channels of mine:
National Master John Chernoffplays variants, blitz, and simultaneous exhibitions while giving comments. Just ask, and he'll go over one of your games and give tips - I've had at least two games analysed on stream by him; it was extremely helpful.
chess.com twitch channel, enjoy chess.com live events without annoying comments from chatters on chess.com
Internet Chess Club - Like watching top players, but don't want to pay 75$/year for ICC? This is the next best thing - watch live events from the Internet Chess Club.
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