10475 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
2.Qe2 has always seemed pretty junkie to me. After 2...c5 white just gets a closed sicilian where the queen has been prematurely developed to a less than optimal square. White can't get much of anything in the closed sicilan at the best of times, so I don't know how this could be desirable.
learning openings is about understanding, not memorizing "10+ moves"
Sure, but the king's indian attack and closed sicilian are the same thing.
Call it what you like, white has wasted a tempo with Qe2.
Sure, but if you can understand AND memorize...isn't that ideal?
Black didn't play in closed sicilian style. He could have done a kingside fianchetto and ...e6 and ...Nge7 when e5 would be hard.
mindless memorizing is FUN!
how do you always know that book moves are correct?
4/24/2015 - Setting Them Up For Failure
by BryanCFB a few minutes ago
1000 best things to do while waiting for people to move
by wolverine96 a few minutes ago
Seeking wise and somewhat knowledgeable friend(s)
by bigbird419 3 minutes ago
Question about chess OTB cheating
by joliepa 12 minutes ago
Can Someone Recommend a System vs the KID?
by dpnorman 17 minutes ago
nigel short says women brain not suited for chess. Give 1 word for how you feel?
by Sqod 18 minutes ago
Edit Position...Then Play Against Computer?
by pawpatrol 18 minutes ago
Stuff Non-Chess Players Say
by condude2 21 minutes ago
beccoming a staff member.
by RonaldJosephCote 23 minutes ago
Youtube - recommendations
by bb_gum234 27 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!