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  • Play Magnus App Review

    Review by Christine VanCott Play Magnus is a free chess smartphone app available for Apple iOS (and recently) Android. It includes 99 game levels, training videos, and an interactive tournament feature. The app runs quickly ... | Read More

  • The Romance of Chess

    "After Anderssen's departure, Paul Morphy declared he would play no more even matches, and, certainly, his resolve was justified by the unheard of manner in which he had walked over all opponents."  -Frederick Edge          Althoug... | Read More

  • Training program for beginners

    Chess training program for ratings < 1200 Disclaimer:These advice are taken from my personal (short) experience. They are written by a novice for the novice. I only release my ideas today to the public. Nobody ever tried these programs and I ... | Read More

  • The Ruy Exchange by GM Magesh and GM Arun

    People have plenty of choices in an opening. Some choose to play the dynamic and well analysed main variations, while some choose to play subtle yet promising side line and others choose to play some razor sharp surprise gambits like the ones we s... | Read More

  • Site Playing Rules: A Guide for the Perplexed

    Resource What is it? Is it permitted DURING Turn-Based (and Vote Chess) play? Is it permitted DURING LiveChess play? Asking another person for advice Includes discussing a game-in-progress in the chess.com Forums NO* (except ... | Read More

  • Game analysis - turning points

    Here is a game I played recently, with titus26... with notes from the both of us (merged, to keep it simple). Clearly, he was the better player, and deserved to win. I committed many errors - some that contributed to my loss. Yet, I had many gai... | Read More

  • Video Review: Roman's Lab, Volume 1

    Freaky fast forward, Batman!  Danger, Will Robinson!  And as Chessmaster is wont to say while analyzing my chess games, “Yikes!”By the time I had finished watching the first volume of Roman’s Lab I was all geared up to ... | Read More

  • A Short History of Computer Chess

      Chess and computers was a marriage waiting to happen, and when it did, so we had the reality of computer chess.  The following; derrived from books and other sources of info, covers some of the earliest roots of computer chess; technol... | Read More

  • The Basics for Beginners

      Welcome to Chess.com! Here you can read articles to improve your chess skill, learn from other chess players, and best of all, play chess with people from all over the world. The best thing about all this is: it’s FREE! Chess.com is v... | Read More

  • A Mystery Wrapped in an Enigma 1

    A Mystery Wrapped in an Enigma   On the day he won the world chess championship [August 31, 1972], Bobby Fischer posed by an Icelandic hot spring, enveloped in its vapors and a native blanket. Since then he ha... | Read More