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    • The Amateur's Mind - Pawn Structure 2

      Hello Chess Fans, Welcome back to the continuation of the book The Amateur's Mind.  To fully learn the concepts, I recommend you get the book and follow along.  This series is not intended as a substitute for Mr. Silman's work but instead t... | Read More

    • Mutilated chessboard problem - ChessNetwork

      British-American philosopher Max Black proposed the "Mutilated chessboard problem" in 1946 in his book "Critical Thinking". This tiling puzzle is an excellent critical thinking problem to pose to a classroom, teacher, or more generally those who e... | Read More

    • Hello.

      Hi. I want to play chess. Who want to challenge me? | Read More

      • Elking138
      • | Sep 1, 2015
    • SCU - Rivers P-12 Challenge 2015-T3

      SCU Chess Club helped run the inaugural Rivers P-12 Chess Challenge at Kadina High School on Tue 01-Sep-2015. Jake Lowe won the day with 6½ points from 7 rounds, narrowly defeating Jed McKinaly on countback. With a mix of 93 primary and seconda... | Read More

    • Simul 2.0!

      Hello everyone, I am going to hold my second simul. The first one went VERY WELL! Each ticket to play costs 5 USD. If you want analysis in depth of your game, it costs 20 USD.   When?: Monday September the 14th -- 8:00 AM EST     Where?: ... | Read More

    • Trap It Then Win it

      Hello Chess Fans, Welcome back to another session of tactical training.  Today we'll focus on sharpening your chess vision to recognize opportunities to Immobilize an Opponent's Piece (Trapping a Piece), thereby limiting its available square... | Read More

    • chess.com streamers challenge

      I have just got accepted into the chess.com streamers challenge and I wanted to invite you guys to watch my stream!!!!!!!! My twitch username is bulletking0411. If you have a twitch account, please follow me.  I stream every Wednesday at 4 p.m. e... | Read More

      • rynos0411
      • | Aug 30, 2015
      • | 1 comment
    • LIVE CHESS: How to Challenge, etc.

      Because I don’t actually play much chess on this site (yes, I know *sigh*), and never in LIVE Chess, I’ve not been very familiar with how that area of Chess.com works. That’s when roninreturns stepped in and was kind enough to share a bit of... | Read More


      [Blog History] Hey, everyone!    So, when you look at the schedule on the Chess.com/TV page, do you find yourself rubbing your eyes? Do you feel like you’re seeing double when you look at Monday’s programming line-up? Well, I have news f... | Read More

    • Simul with International Master Attila Turzo on Sunday 23rd of August

      Would you like to play with an International Master? I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach.   I will play a simul on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 15 time control. It will starting at 3:00 pm New York time on this Su... | Read More

    • Don't get angry if the opposite player didn't give you a revenge

      So, sometimes I can't grant people a revenge game, and need to quit playing after one or two games ... Why get angry ? It is stupid. - A player who quits on you indicates that you were a tough challenge and they don't want to play you again ! S... | Read More

      • fixxinet
      • | Aug 22, 2015
    • Tricky Pin Puzzles

      I was putting together lesson material on pins for some private students today and I thought that chess.com readers might enjoy a shot at some of these puzzles. I'm curious how hard people think each puzzle is, so feel free to provide input in the... | Read More

      • CoachJKane
      • | Aug 22, 2015
    • Wei Yi - Bruzon, Danzhou 2015: Training Questions

      "Game of the Decade" tweeted Susan Polgar.   An Immortal!!   This game blew my socks off!! I came across it in New In Chess 2015#5.   If this is your first time viewing this game, then you're in for a treat. I have created 6 training ques... | Read More

    • Winning an Open

      Winning an Open I won the Spokane Falls Open with a score of 4.5/5. It was my first win of an open Swiss, although I have won club tournaments, quads, and a few invitationals. I also tied for first in the reserve section of the 2006 Washington ... | Read More

      • Ziryab
      • | Aug 21, 2015
    • Simul with International Master Attila Turzo on Saturday 22nd of August

      I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach.   I will play a simul on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 15 time control. It will starting at 1:00 pm New York time on this Saturday the 22nd August 2015. The standard entry fee wou... | Read More

    • Book by my younger brother

      My younger brother wrote a book which is getting published soon.  It would also be available on amazon and other sites.  Synopsis of the story is as uner : This is the story of a ten-year-old kid and his struggle in life in adjusting himself a... | Read More

      • Ruthwik11
      • | Aug 20, 2015
    • Scotch game marathon [1400 - 1600]

      Hi stranger! If your rating complies with the requirements, then I challenge you. I want to start a marathon. Scotch game. I'm white. If you win - you get the trophy. If not, you get nothing. Time per move - 3 days.The starting position:  ... | Read More

      • Lithium3
      • | Aug 16, 2015
    • A pretty end oughtn't justify the inattentive means

      During this game I was paying more attention to the chess I was writing than to the chess I was playing. I challenged myself recently to use the browser for nothing but chess when chess was in the browser, but writing is&n... | Read More


      A few days ago, while going through one of many PaulEChess's excellent blogs, I got this excellent but simple advice : Analyze your own games. If you don't you will get nowhere by simply picking up ideas. Also, I learnt a similar thing : hindsigh... | Read More

      • Arka2507
      • | Aug 15, 2015
    • July Training Recap

      USCF Rating: 1753 Year to date: +223 After playing 18 long, rated games over 11 consecutitve days in June and July, I decided I had earned a break from tournament play! My 6 week break will end with the Illinois Open Championships being held Sep... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Aug 14, 2015