- Chess 22 - GM Etienne Bacrot
- The personal web site of GM Etienne Bacrot of France. It
is in English and French. This looks like a recently created site
with minimal content at the moment, but appears to have promise. It
currently has a biography of Bacrot and pages devoted to chess news,
Bacrot's tournaments, a little chess theory, chess puzzles (one at
this moment), a gallery of photos and a couple basic links. Hopefully
it will be expanded with time. Thanks to Chess
Today for the link.
- Mida's chess corner -
chess BLOG of FIDE Master Dario Mione [added
- The personal chess BLOG of FIDE Master Dario Mione of Italy
(in English). This chess journalist also contributes regularly on
the Italian-language chess web site http://www.messaggeroscacchi.it/.
"Mida" writes in an entertaining style and provides chess
news, photos, games for replay and some interesting opinions. This
obvious fan of Ivanchuk adds entries fairly often. This BLOG is worth
checking on a regular basis. Thanks to Chess
Today for the tip!
- Maxim Dlugy, International Grandmaster
- The personal web site of GM Maxim Dlugy of the USA, which
appears to be quite new. There are short sections on biography, his
tournament record, description of his tenure as President of USCF,
his business career, a few photos and a small selection of games in
replay format. He has announced plans to start a chess league with
information to come. The site is attractive and I would expect will
expand in the future.
- Alisa Maric, Official site
of chess grandmaster [added 21-Mar-2007]
- The personal web site of WGM Alisa Maric of Serbia ... the
provided features are: biography, games in replay format (including
wins over Anand and Nisipeanu), an interesting selection of photos
(using Adobe Flash) and a "Press Info" page providing some
of the stories published about this talented female chess player.
- Veselin Topalov [added
- The personal web site of GM Veselin Topalov giving some biographical
information, a few games and some news about recent events.
- The Chess Mind - chess
BLOG of Dennis Monokroussos [added
- Dennis Monokroussos has created an interesting BLOG which
he appears to update frequently. The archives are worth investigating
as well. According to his opening comments, "This is a blog for
chess fans by a chess fan, one who loves the beauty of the game and
wants to share it with those who are like-minded. Yet the chess mind
is not only a chess mind, and other topics, such as philosophy, may
appear from time to time." He is well known for his programs
on the ChessBase playchess
- Susan Polgar Chess Blog
- GM Susan Polgar has created a very interesting web log (blog)
which she appears to update frequently. She provides chess news, commentary,
chess problems, and lots of photos. Besides the interesting content
she also provides great entertainment. I strongly recommend a visit
to this unique site.
- Alexander Morozevich Official
Site [added 4-August-2006]
- GM Alexander Morozevich. This neat site offers news about
Moro's latest triumphs, provides a database of games in PGN (and a
link to the ChessBase collection of his game with on-screen replay),
photos, an analysis of his ratings, and some interesting interviews.
If you're a Morozevich fan you'll want to visit this site. In English
- The World
of Correspondence Chess
- 10th World CC Champion Vytas Palciauskas' personal web site.
GM Palciauskas provides articles and other material here showing why
he won the world championship. Don't miss this great new site. More
material is expected to be added to this site.
- 13th CC
World Champion Mikhail Umansky [added
- 13th CC World Champion GM Mikhail Umansky has
announced the launch of his personal web site with biographical information,
results, photos and games. He plans to add more annotated games in
the future. It is available in English, German and Russian.
Jason Bokar's Chess World [updated
- ICCF SIM Dr. Jason Bokar (USA) has created this nice site where
you can read his chess biography, see which events he is playing,
use java replay to view some of his games, and find a lot of advice
on chess links (his favorites for a number of categories).
- Chess Home Page of
ICCF GM Pertti Lehikoinen [added 1-Dec-2002]
- ICCF Grandmaster Pertti Lehikoinen (Finland) has put together
a site you may find of interest. The main link given is to his cc
area. His general home page is at The
Homepage of ICCF GM Pertti Lehikoinen.
- Ponomariov.com [updated
- A very nice looking site devoted to GM Ruslan Ponomariov.
It is available in both English and Russian, so if you see the Russian
version just look for the "English" link near the top left.
It has the features you would expect: photos, collection of his interviews,
collection of games, biography, list of recent accomplishments. It
also has an unusual feature for submitting questions directly to the
GM. Update: the latest news item on the English section is
dated 2005, so perhaps this site is not being updated.
- Grand Master Varuzhan Akobian
- The home page of GM Varuzhan Akobian. This is a modest site
providing a biography, list of results, some photographs, information
about how to obtain chess lessons from the young GM, and a small selection
of his games playable using the MyChessViewer Java viewer. Hopefully,
additional material will be added as time passes and his good results
- Dennis M's Chess Site
- Dennis Monokroussos is a USCF rated master. This web site
is his chess BLOG, and it looks well done to me. You may know of Dennis
through his ChessBase on-line lectures (he provides links to his archive
of lectures here). He is talking about moving his blog to another
service, so watch for a change of URL in the future.
- The Bobby Fischer Unofficial
Home Page [updated 30-Aug-2005]
- Whether you love former world champion Robert J. Fischer
or hate him, it's impossible to ignore him. This web site contains
much of interest about Fischer, including 800 games you can play via
a Java aplet, over 800 games in a downloadable database, biographies
of Fischer and other world champions, photos, articles published about
Fischer, information about Fischer Random Chess (Chess960) and a collection
of Fischer links. Congratulations to Chuck Ayoub on his excellent
and very interesting web site!
- Vladimir Kramnik,
World Chess Champion [updated 2-Oct-2006]
-  The new web site of the current World Chess Champion Vladimir
Kramnik. It doesn't have a lot of content yet, but it bears watching.
It appears to be professionally designed and looks quite nice. It
has a biography of Kramnik, some photos, over 1,500 games for download
and a Message Board for fans. This is definitely worth watching. [2006
update] The site must have expanded a bit. Lots of message board entries
can be found and there is a collection of interviews of Kramnik. During
the controversy at the 2006 World Championship Match with Topalov
things got active with a number of new articles explaining Kramnik's
viewpoints. There is also material about Kramnik's recent illness.
- GM Alexander Baburin's GrandMaster
- This is an exciting addition to the Internet created by GM Alexander
Baburin, a most interesting and enthusiastic chess journalist.
As an extremely strong competitor himself, he knows all the top players
and has much inside news that most chess players will find fascinating.
In addition to his own material, including interviews, photo gallery,
reports on major events such as the Chess Olympiad and FIDE World
Championship, and other excellent features, he hosts web sites for
other world-class GM's Alexander Morozevich and Lev Psakhis,
where you can download game collections and see annotated games. You
should also check out his latest publishing venture at http://www.chesstoday.net/.
The issues I've seen of this 3-page daily newsletter Chess Todayhave
been excellent, well worth the modest subscription fee. I suggest
checking out all these sites and subscribing to Chess Today
to encourage this exceptional, groundbreaking work and make it possible
for GM Baburin to continue this outstanding work.
Levitt's Chess Pages [updated 3-May-2008]
- English GM Jon Levitt's personal web site. There's not a
lot of material here yet but it's worth a visit and holds promise
for the future.
- Tim Krabbé's
- An interesting and eclectic web site by writer, novelist, columnist,
bicycle racer, and chess player Tim Krabbe. He also contributes
a column to Chess Cafe. Everyone should visit here at least
once as there is a lot of interesting chess content here.
- Jeremy Silman - International
Chess Master [added 3-March-2004]
- IM Jeremy Silman. This site was a great discovery! Keep an
eye on this one. Silman's gotten off to a good start with a lot of
content, including a bunch of book reviews and some nice articles.
I didn't find the non-chess items so compelling, but anyone who likes
one of my favorite cult classics "Liquid Sky" can't be all
bad. Hopefully he'll dress up the site with some Java replay of the
games one day. He wrote a new book just for this site! And he claims
to have been "... putting in four months worth of fifteen-hour
days (seven days a week)" on this new web site. The news section
by John Henderson looks worthwhile. I strongly recommend a visit.
Don't bother using Netscape 4.7, though. Update: Silman has
updated his site giving it a nice, clean look. It works fine with
Netscape now. I still didn't spot any Java replay, but I wouldn't
be surprised to see it show up one day.
- GM Peter Svidler Official
Site [added 13-June-2004]
- GM Peter Svidler. This is a modest site, but it lists some
of Svidler's results and games, and it has an interesting selection
of photos. The webmaster is not identified and the photos are mostly
without captions, but it is certainly worth visiting the site of any
top GM chess player.
- Anjelina Belakovskaia
Home Page [added 24-Oct-2004]
- A modest but professional looking site devoted the 3-time USA woman
champion WGM Anjelina Belakovskaia.
- Raymond Boger Chess Web [updated
- GM Raymond Boger of Norway (ICCF 2488) has a number of his
games here along with crosstables, official results, and photos and
short biographies of his opponents (in English) ... very nice! Java
replay is available for his games. He has a great collection of ICCF
- CC GM Dr. Stephan
Busemann's site [updated 3-May-2008]
- Dr. Stephan Busemannis a Grandmaster of correspondence chess.
Here he expresses his opinions on some cc topics. His latest project
is a reference page of material on a hot subject "Using
computers in CC - Opinions", where he plans to provide pointers
to numerous articles on the web that discuss this controversial subject.
- Simon Hradecky's Correspondence
Chess Games [added 8-Mar-2005]
- Simon Hradecky of Austria, rated 2537 on the April 2005 ICCF
rating list, provides his chess games from recent ICCF events, many
with annotations. The games are presented using replay pages generated
by ChessBase 9.0.
- Jon Esnaola San
Sebastian [added 7-May-2005]
- Jon Esnaola San Sebastian's cc web site. Currently it is
in Spanish and Basque but there is an English menu and he has plans
to add more English. This cc player documents his cc activities in
the Spanish organization A.E.A.C. and in ICCF. There are some games
available for replay.