10370 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!
This one's easy--compared to the Tactics Trainer that is. Rg7+ Kf8 (...Kh8, Rh7#), Ref7+ Ke8, Rg8#.
I find that if I do 25 of the exercises before playing blitz, I play better and see much more.
Thanks, Marc. Yes, the Tactics Trainer is really helpful. For almost a year, I've been in the 1650 - 1550 slot. I tend to get careless and drop many good positions which I could have won. Besides, I'm not focused and have this habit of watching tv while playing!
Do you have an Elo rating? I have a United States Chess Federation rating of 1826 (it was as high as 2007 way back in 1987 or so), but with a family I don't have much opportunity to spend an entire weekend playing chess. I never know how the Chess.Com ratings correspond to Elo ratings. I always play 10-minute games, never bullet or standard. I generally can't get computer time from my son!
Best of luck to Anand!
Oh, wow! USCF 1800+ is real good I guess. I think the other day I saw a thread / post here comparing various ratings like Elo, USCF and the rating on this site.
Yes, I too was very active back in 1985-90 and used to play in local tournaments here. But things were so different then - no computers / chess engines etc
I normally play 10/10 or 15/10. I think I should move playing to 30 minute game which will bring in some seriousness into my approach.
Thank you and yes we are all waiting for the big event - Anand x Gelfand and I think that's gonna be exciting!
Thanks, nice talking to you.
black...BLACK...I am given black to play constantly
by YeOldeWildman a few minutes ago
How long did it take you to get you're rank?
by Rockstar189 3 minutes ago
by Mitch_and_Murray 5 minutes ago
I want to start coaching but I'm in school ?
by chessmaster102 6 minutes ago
Why is there no take back option?
by beerpatzer 7 minutes ago
New study shows sub 1600 chess elo rating could be a sign of brain injury.
by Zarwan 9 minutes ago
Professional hacker makes illegal move!
by plotsin 11 minutes ago
Books to improve your chess
by Bunny_Slippers_ 12 minutes ago
Epic (lost) battle - comments welcome!
by bouncing_check 13 minutes ago
Ban or mute trolls
by Addicted-to-Chess97 13 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 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!