I think that, it is. I don't know if there are better programs but it helps me to stay above a position for an hour and do analysis. Examine the variations practically and so on. I regard to seeimprovent in my games peridically. | Read More
A modified puzzle/idea given the "pumpup" treatment after a "Computer Workout" session here on chess.com!!
2 solutions, the first is short and practical, the second is a more complex solution and perhaps realistic effort by white for the more a... | Read More
Now that July is upon us, it's fitting to look back and review some of the cool things we did on the site last month. June was a BIG month for changes around here! Here are highlights, starting with the bigger stuff...
A Face-lift for C... | Read More
So I've played thousands of games on here and suddenly the sound just went! Weird thing was I wasn't able to play at all due to being conditioned to hearing the sound of th pieces moving....bit strange. I dropped over two hundred points in two d... | Read More
Those of you who like to get your chess on with your Android or iOS device will be happy to know that we've got MAJOR updates on both platforms this week! (Apple is still reviewing the submission but it could be in Store any time now.)
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Well, I'm loving chess.com and all of its nifty educational offerings. Tactics Trainer, Chess Mentor, Video Lessons, Computer Workouts, Study Plans, etc. What more could an aspiring chess player need? I'm basically self-taught through a few books ... | Read More
Just a quick note, to say I passed 600 hours with chess today. It's been 15 days since I passed 500 hours, so I average about 50 hours weekly. Pretty good. Especially considering having three days without power, heat and running water, due to h... | Read More
Eureka! I've just passed another landmark on my way to chess excellence: 500 hours of practice and play - in less than 12 weeks, averaging more than 43 hours weekly.
I began studying chess sometime in August this year, inspired by Dan McLaughlin,... | Read More
Hi everyone, I thought I'd start to write a monthly blog about how I am progressing (or not!) in improving my game. I'm going to outline what training I have done, matches played etc which may be useful for other beginners. I also hope that mo... | Read More
Copied from another blog - sorry need to find the link. The purpose here is to help me track this info, not so much for broader consumption.
Dpruess' Diabolical Doctrines~
1) Tactics Trainer everyday! About 10 minutes or 2 missed ones. Go ... | Read More
Hi again, chess-lovers!
You may have noticed a brief period of down-time this morning as we applied some fixes and added a few features. Here are the highlights!...Outside-the-board Coordinates
You liked it in Live, so we brought it to Online ... | Read More
Recently I played a Computer Workout excercise here on chess.com and finally came up with an interesting position. Maybe it is not that great but still I found is instructive and saved to my personal collection. Here it is. The task is to mate bla... | Read More
After the initial shock of "Too Much Information/Sensory Overload" I started to look for a few tools/processes that would ease my transition into the game. Here's what I've found so far that has helped me, perhaps this will help other fellow newbi... | Read More
I recently downloaded the toolbar, and it has become quite useful in checking whether I have to move...
However, there are a few suggestions I would like to make...
First of all, the LOGIN feature should be able to lock onto a certain account so... | Read More
Gentle reader, do you actually get a little thrill when you see the Chess.com Maintenance page? Maybe, you think, as you play 1. e4 against Little Chess Partner, …maybe they went off-line so they can FINALLY add Blindfold ... | Read More
Dpruess' Diabolical Doctrines~
1) Tactics Trainer everyday! About 10 minutes or 2 missed ones. Go over the missed ones at least 3 times to really learn it.2) Analyze 10 of my games & look for weaknesses in playstyle3) Before making a move, ... | Read More
I would be very impressed by any beginner who managed this !
arab mate in corner with 7th rank rook and knight... | Read More
Now that I've finished my blog posts analyzing my old USCF games, I thought it would be a nice time to summarize and look back.
I played a total of 103 games in the following years:
36 played in 1986
43 in 1987
16 in 1988
2 in 1992
3 in 1993
3 i... | Read More
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I'm glad erik fixed the other bug, but a new problem has arosen: it sometimes changes my position but doesn't detect my move. This often leads to the same move in the "if" and "then" columns. It's frustrating as to avoid a corrupted position I mus... | Read More