Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! http://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com What Is The Greatest Brilliancy Ever? From time to time I put together various reader questions and comments (while ignoring the “Die Silman Die!” raves) and share them with the good folks on Chess.com. I try to give a good mix of subjects so that there will be a bit of so... http://www.chess.com/article/view/reader-questions---what-is-the-greatest-brilliancy-of-all-time Tue, 30 Jun 2015 02:24:31 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/reader-questions---what-is-the-greatest-brilliancy-of-all-time Walter Browne's 9 Best Games Last week, chess fans received the sad news that GM Walter Browne had died at 66. Browne was a legendary chess figure in the United States, a six-time national champion, and a fixture in the strongest chess tournaments for decades. FM Mike Kle... http://www.chess.com/article/view/walter-brownes-best-games Sun, 28 Jun 2015 15:18:45 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/walter-brownes-best-games Bobby Fischer's Chess Jab In my previous articles, I discussed two "chess boxing" combos,  "The Chess Uppercut" and "The Chess Sucker Punch."  Today, I'll show you "Fischer's Jab." The definition of a jab is "a quick, sharp blow, especially with the fist... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-fischers-jab Sun, 28 Jun 2015 02:07:46 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-fischers-jab The Little Chess Village, Part II  n 1616 Augustus of BrunswickâLüneburg, writing as Gustavus Selenus in his work, "Das Schach- oder König-Spiel," tells of his visit to Ströbeck where he encountered three types of chess being played.  One was the Mediæval Chess, which ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-little-chess-village-part-ii Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:40:13 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-little-chess-village-part-ii 5 Grandmaster Tips To Improve Your Strategy In my last article, I gave you five tips to improve your tactics.  If you did your homework and practiced your tactics (either Tactics Trainer, or my Chess Genie app) you will see the benefits right away! However, learning strateg... http://www.chess.com/article/view/5-grandmaster-tips-to-improve-your-strategy Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:24:22 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/5-grandmaster-tips-to-improve-your-strategy Best of Millionaire Chess Video Series Many have tried to increase chess awareness over the years. None have succeeded to the degree GM Maurice Ashley did recently, in the Millionaire Chess Open of October 2014. GM Ashley, a brilliant entrepreneur, took a page from the NFL for his ow... http://www.chess.com/article/view/best-of-millionaire-chess Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:34:52 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/best-of-millionaire-chess Mastering Your Psychological Intuition For my victory over Capablanca I am indebted primarily to my superiority in the field of psychology. Capablanca played, relying almost exclusively on his rich intuitive talent. But for the chess struggle nowadays one needs a subtle knowledge of hu... http://www.chess.com/article/view/mastering-your-psychological-intuition Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:43:49 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/mastering-your-psychological-intuition Who Will Have The Faster Finger In Death Match 32? We've known for a while that the former world blitz number-one GM Maxim Dlugy would play in this month's Death Match 32. Now we know his opponent: blitz maven and past Death Match champion IM Yaacov Norowitz. The match will be three hours of bli... http://www.chess.com/article/view/who-has-the-faster-finger-in-death-match-32 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 21:08:46 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/who-has-the-faster-finger-in-death-match-32 Marathon Games In The Zalakaros Open In part one of my series on the Zalakaros Open, I described coming to Hungary and showed the first three games I played in the tournament. Honestly, the tournament didn't have a good start. Not only did I lose with the white pieces against GM Ga... http://www.chess.com/article/view/zalakaros-open-part-2 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:56:22 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/zalakaros-open-part-2 Reader Questions: French Defense And A 2000 Rating Goal I’m still going through some (sadly) neglected games, comments, and lectures. This time I’ll look at a game of one of the site’s best chess historians, Spektrowski, and I’ll also answer a question or two. The most p... http://www.chess.com/article/view/reader-questions---french-defense-and-a-2000-rating-goal Tue, 23 Jun 2015 02:37:03 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/reader-questions---french-defense-and-a-2000-rating-goal Pete's Pathetic Chess: Ridiculous Endgame Last week, we presented the first part of my intermediate-level blitz chess game, annotated by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili and checked by Stockfish 6, in an effort to learn from my predictably subpar play. Now, let’s proudly conclude th... http://www.chess.com/article/view/petes-pathetic-chess-ridiculous-endgame Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:52:53 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/petes-pathetic-chess-ridiculous-endgame The Little Chess Village, Part I This image comes from "The Book of Games" comissioned by Alphonso X, 1283 Prologue      The most significant event to occur in the history of chess was the transformation of the game from its Medieval form into its Modern form.  This metam... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-little-chess-village Sun, 21 Jun 2015 05:47:23 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-little-chess-village Chess greetings from Stavanger! © 2015, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-greetings-from-stavanger Sun, 21 Jun 2015 02:30:50 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-greetings-from-stavanger GM Serper's Chess Video Quiz This is the time of the year when kids are passing their final exams in school, so I decided to offer a quiz for our readers too. We did regular chess tests before (for example, here and here), so today I decided to try something new. You... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-video-quiz Sat, 20 Jun 2015 01:54:02 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-video-quiz How To Ignore A Threat And Win In The Complete Book of Chess Strategy, IM Jeremy Silman defines prophylaxis as "a move or strategy that stops the opponent from undertaking some type of action or plan." Coined by Aron Nimzowitsch in his seminal work My System (1... http://www.chess.com/article/view/how-to-ignore-a-threat-and-win Fri, 19 Jun 2015 02:02:07 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/how-to-ignore-a-threat-and-win Ups And Downs In Life And Chess: Zalakaros Open It has been some time since I wrote about my own tournaments or annotated my own games. In general, it seems more legitimate and honest to annotate one's own games. You know precisely what was going on in your head, you remember your emotions, wha... http://www.chess.com/article/view/ups-and-downs-in-life-and-chess-zalakaros-open Thu, 18 Jun 2015 02:02:14 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/ups-and-downs-in-life-and-chess-zalakaros-open Reader Questions: Agenda, Study, And Analysis From time to time I put together various reader questions and comments (while ignoring the, “Die Silman Die!” raves) and share them with the good folks on Chess.com. I try to give a heady mix of subjects so that there will be a bit of ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/reader-questions---ones-agenda-study-and-analysis Tue, 16 Jun 2015 03:01:00 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/reader-questions---ones-agenda-study-and-analysis Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Horrible Mistake' Many comments on my previous articles have noted that while my Monday column is fun, it provides little in the way of chess instruction.  That's clearly true. As an intermediate player, I've got decent general chess knowledge, but I have to... http://www.chess.com/article/view/petes-pathetic-chess-absolutely-horrible-mistake Mon, 15 Jun 2015 01:39:22 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/petes-pathetic-chess-absolutely-horrible-mistake A Walk on the Wild Side, Part II     The Traxler Counter Attack         With best play, does Black have a chance with 1.e4  e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 ?      In Part I we examined White's response 5. d4      White's two most common responses however ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/a-walk-on-the-wild-side-part-ii Sat, 13 Jun 2015 17:43:49 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/a-walk-on-the-wild-side-part-ii The Chess Sucker Punch Some time ago, we analyzed a typical combination where the key move resembles an uppercut in boxing. (You can find the article here.) Today we are going to discuss a similar tactical pattern where the main piece is again a rook. In the "chess up... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-chess-sucker-punch Sat, 13 Jun 2015 00:32:58 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-chess-sucker-punch