10128 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!
Who agrees with me that Magnus Carlsen should be on chess.com???
We aren't worthy.
It would be a poor decision to join with his real name and log on regularly unless he wanted to spend 12 hours a day responding to fan messages and declining invites.
If he wanted to contribute articles or analysis of course he could go anywhere and ask as much money as he wanted. It's not impossible he would come here and produce some articles but it's far from he "should be on chess.com."
Not to mention in the event that he actually joined under a different name he would be constantly slammed with cheating accusations. Also, don't most GM's operate under the supported conclusion that bullet/fast blitz (<3 0) is bad for your chess?
They still have fun with fast chess. Just look at Nakamura heh. Famous for dominating speed chess on ICC.
Well if you've ever watched play on ICC for blitz (I've seen a few youtube videos, never the real thing), he always ends up with about 2:00 on his clock at the end and he plays openings he wouldn't play OTB ie ... g6 Bb7 Nh6 O-O f6 Nf7 (for the sake of convenience I didn't bother to put the ellipsis repeatedly)
I put forth this as my only evidence http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJVwJ5m6zkA
Complete domination. I imagine it's not even fun for Naka, I doubt it would be for carlsen.
He's loged thousands of games on ICC so I can't imagine it being no fun. I don't know if he's still there currently.
ICC gets Carsen, Moroz and Naka.
Chess.com gets Silman, Rentch, and Finegold.
But hey, you get what you pay for, right?
How much have you paid?
Non dignus sum.
i thought he did have an account i stumbled upon it a long time ago but i could just be crazy
Carlsen has an account here which was set up for him for his exhibition game vs "the world" a year or so ago.
Most top GMs are on ICC because it was established first and that's where the GMs first went. Chessbase's Playchess was next and some are there, too, but these guys have no need for multiple memberships. They probably only play when they are bored or need to kill an hour.
8/31/2014 - Mate in 2
by JavierGA a few minutes ago
Chess greatness CANNOT be taught or learned……
by Brazil_World 3 minutes ago
Black to move Draws
by Remellion 5 minutes ago
Sinquefield Cup 2014
by fabelhaft 10 minutes ago
Was Albert Einstein a very good Chess player?
by Fullbringer4 11 minutes ago
Is this considered a windmill?
by tigerprowl5 11 minutes ago
My Most Brilliant Game(Thus far)
by AzianRice 13 minutes ago
8/30/2014 - Nimzowitsch - Marshall
by Hamsterlight 32 minutes ago
Bobby Fischer vs Magnus Carlsen
by Hamsterlight 42 minutes ago
Titled get's rating automatically?
by Hamsterlight 51 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!