16732 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 was once doing well in an over-the-board tournament and then paired with well known Chicago master, Dr Eugene Martinovsky. We had each won our first 3 games.
I was playing Black and on about the 11th move had a slight advantage and Dr. Martinovsky offered a draw.
I knew that if someone offers a draw early in the game, he thought he had the worse of it.
So, I turned down his offer of a draw. [he was rated about 2350]
About 1/2 hour later, I resigned.
I once played in a game where I forgot whose turn it was (I'm not very good at chess XD) and ended up sitting there for 10 minutes, waiting for something to happen before it hit me. Then I asked the opponent, and he was pretty empathetic about it, I moved and the game resumed XD
I didn't witness this myself, but I heard about it from a tournament director. There were these 2 kids playing (for the drama, let's say they're playing for 1st place in the top section at the last round) and they're down to seconds on their clocks (this was before time delay was in general use). So they're playing, and one kid makes his move and hits the table beside the clock. The other kid instantly moves, but gets a penalty for an illegal move because his opponent had not yet completed his move!
I was playing in the major open in British Championship two years ago when a player on a neigbouring board had a heart attack. The arbiters announced to the hall that we could all stop playing but my opponent and I just carried on playing. The gentleman in question apparently was OK eventually.
by shine5 a few minutes ago
7/4/2015 - IM Bosboom - IM Bitalzadeh, Corus C, 2009
by gummybear817 4 minutes ago
by Solastalgia 8 minutes ago
When a coward refuses to resign.......
by BattleChessGN18 8 minutes ago
Toplolov new WC?
by Mahaaveera 12 minutes ago
by Joker-Jamal 16 minutes ago
looks like reddit is dying can chess.com capitalize on it's demise?
by TacoTornado 23 minutes ago
King's Gambit Accepted Question...
by ruben72d 24 minutes ago
My casual sentiment on Xiangqi being considered a "variant"
by Murgen 32 minutes ago
An interesting choice in the Kalishnikov
by chessman1504 33 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!