12669 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!
I lost this 90 min over the board game as Black mostly because I got into time trouble and blundered. I stopped writing when I had three min remaining and my opponent had about seven.
White's 2.e5?! allows black to get a type of French defence where the light squared bishop is out of the pawn chain. It's pretty much an equal game however, white is rated +1800 and i'm around 1680, so it's not surprising that he won in an open position with the clock expiring. Anyway, hope you could help me out and post an opinion. Thanks.
I thought the old answer for 2. e5 was 2...c5, keeping d4 under control and stranding the e-pawn way out in the center.
I think if anything because your bishop was out of the pawn chain you had the advantage something like a french advance on blacks perspective and you probably shouldn't have captured on d4 so soon and kept the tension. My guess is 7...Be4 threatening to remove one of the d4 pawn defenders
Strange question in a way as jumping to the final position you don't seem at first glance to be losing. 61. Rh2, Kg7... now what?
Im in no way an expert on this opening but i do play the Schandinavian/Icelandic Gambit. What i have discovered is that after white pushes e5 and black plays bf5 you trade off the light squared bishop ASAP. Because what happens as in your game, your left with the light squared bishop wityh all of your pawns on light squares, and your opponents pawns on dark squares.
Can someone explain why the final position is a loss? It looks like no progress can be made.
is it zugzwang? any rook move except rd2 hangs a pawn, then if rd2, then Qe3 wins a pawn, right? a queen move either gets mated or hangs material. thats crazy! im convinced there is no move white can make without making his position worse.
I WANTS TO BECOME A "WORLD CHAMPION"
by ponz111 a few minutes ago
What is your favourite move in this position, please vote
by shine5 a few minutes ago
7/7/2015 - Execution Of The Attack
by manteghanand a few minutes ago
Why do Sicilian players hate 2.c3?
by TheGreatOogieBoogie 2 minutes ago
is there any web site or archive to download chess game collections
by kco 3 minutes ago
by Chessonline2015 4 minutes ago
Can you play tactics played by a worldchampion? 2
by GMrisingJCLmember1 4 minutes ago
Facing a coward who loves to lose on time?
by Fkey 8 minutes ago
Learning openings - who should I watch?
by GMrisingJCLmember1 8 minutes ago
Watching lower rated live games
by MakehimSappy 9 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!