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 The 10 Most Important Moments in Chess History There is arguably no other game with the timeless staying power and global reach of chess. Unlike most of the other games and sports played today by millions around the world, chess has a history that spans millennia. While chess has change... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-10-most-important-moments-in-chess-history Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:59:32 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-10-most-important-moments-in-chess-history Paul Morphy Screenplay      As many fans of Paul Morphy know, there have been some historical fiction written about him.  On my Morphy website  I host two short stories about Morphy:  "The Best American Chess Player" by Dan Heisman  and"The Day Kasparov Played ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/paul-morphy-screenplay Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:47:02 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/paul-morphy-screenplay The Universal Opening Trap The majority of chess players like opening traps. I believe the main appeal of setting a trap is not the chance to win the game instantly.  What really makes an opening trap attractive for chess players of all levels is the thrill of a hunt... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-most-universal-opening-trap Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:26:17 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-most-universal-opening-trap Q&A with Coach Heisman July 25, 2014 "I noticed that the pre-registration for the Open section of the Holly Heisman Memorial (HHM) fundraiser chess tournament on Aug 3 (in Wynnewood, PA just outside Philadelphia) has several titled players. I am only in the 1500's. Is there any way I... http://www.chess.com/article/view/qampa-with-coach-heisman-july-25-20142 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:46:30 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/qampa-with-coach-heisman-july-25-20142 The Positional Rook Lift Last week, we examined the rook lift as an attacking tool. Of course, a rook is not only an attacking piece -- it can be mobilized for positional reasons as well. In this article, we will analyze several instances in which the rook lift serves a... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-positional-rook-lift Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:50:43 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-positional-rook-lift Pandolfini's Puzzler #52: Rooking the Queen Professor: Welcome back. Class: Welcome back to you, too, Professor. Rachel: So what are you going to talk about today? Professor: Well, the last two sessions had to do with queens winning queens. Ryan: Were you planning to present more of... http://www.chess.com/article/view/pandolfinis-puzzler-52-rooking-the-queen Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:48:24 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/pandolfinis-puzzler-52-rooking-the-queen Clash of Champions: Alekhine vs Capablanca As we move further from the misty past and closer to modernity in our exploration of the endgames of world championship matches, we come to the battle between the incumbent champion, Jose Raul Capablanca, and the challenger, Alexander Alekhine. ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/clash-of-champions-alekhine-vs-capablanca Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:48:19 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/clash-of-champions-alekhine-vs-capablanca The Great Saint Petersburg Tournament of 1914, Part One: Everyone Expects the Spanish Inquisition One hundred years ago the chess world witnessed one of the greatest chess tournaments of all time, Saint Petersburg 1914. Its storylines were numerous and compelling: Capablanca's early domination, Alekhine's first major international success, Rub... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-great-saint-petersburg-tournament-of-1914-part-one-everyone-expects-the-spanish-inquisition Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:13:51 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-great-saint-petersburg-tournament-of-1914-part-one-everyone-expects-the-spanish-inquisition Will Hope Be Krushed at Death Match 26? For just the second time, Chess.com's Death Match will feature two ladies. GM Nadezhda Kosintseva will take on GM Irina Krush in Death Match 26 on Saturday, July 26 at 12 p.m. Eastern (GMT -5), 9 a.m. Pacific. The event will be live on Chess.com... http://www.chess.com/article/view/will-hope-be-krushed-at-death-match-26 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:53:18 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/will-hope-be-krushed-at-death-match-26 The Ohio Masters Open (3 days to go !) The Ohio Chess Academy & The Dayton Chess Club Bring You A Single Open Section Chess Tournament Open to Everyone!   First Annual Ohio Masters Chess Tournament July 25-27, 2014 OPEN FORMAT THE SAME FORMAT USED AT THE US OPEN CHESS... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-ohio-masters-open-3-days-to-go Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:01:05 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-ohio-masters-open-3-days-to-go Riding The Winds Of Fashion, Part 3 Warning! This is a fairly advanced article. I try to write for players of all ratings, so sometimes I explore basic stuff, and other times I bow to the 1800-and-above crowd. Though the opening in question is too advanced for beginners, I hope that... http://www.chess.com/article/view/riding-the-winds-of-fashion-part-3 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:36:45 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/riding-the-winds-of-fashion-part-3 The Best Groups on Chess.com There are so many groups on Chess.com that site members can join but which groups are the best, and why? Below, you will find a list of the absolute best groups on Chess.com.   #1 Chess.com University Chess.com University is the largest group... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-best-groups-on-chesscom Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:52:39 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-best-groups-on-chesscom 10 Chess Facts You Might Not Know If you’re reading this article, you’re probably well-informed on chess in general. So you already know that Chess.com offers an extensive library of chess news, articles, videos, openings information, training tools, and lessons... http://www.chess.com/article/view/10-chess-facts-you-might-not-know Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:09:09 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/10-chess-facts-you-might-not-know Hungarian over the board chess tournaments 2014 Aug...December Respected Chessfriend, Pls tell your GM-IM norm seeker pupils and chessfriends in your country, from 2nd - until 12th August FIRST SATURDAY we have GM and IM tournament in Budapest. We have some vacancies yet. The next tournaments: 1. 10th-16th... http://www.chess.com/article/view/hungarian-over-the-board-chess-tournaments-2014-augdecember Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:35:41 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/hungarian-over-the-board-chess-tournaments-2014-augdecember The Chess Terminator: Hasta la Vista, Baby! The game from round 17 of the Soviet Championship 1957 was more proof that Tal was getting back to his great form. Even though it was just a draw, this game was one of Tal's favorites. In his book, Tal wrote that he always loved the b... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-chess-terminator-hasta-la-vista-baby Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:02:57 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-chess-terminator-hasta-la-vista-baby Chess.com University's Online Summer Chess Camp Concludes- Video Recordings Significantly Discounted UPDATE: Video recordings significantly discounted for a limited time. From July 7th-11th, 2014, Chess.com University hosted its first-ever and in fact, the world's first-ever online summer chess camp. This high-profile event gathered instructors... http://www.chess.com/article/view/chesscom-universitys-online-summer-chess-camp-concludes--video-recordings-significantly-discounted Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:34:28 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/chesscom-universitys-online-summer-chess-camp-concludes--video-recordings-significantly-discounted The Two Best Coaching Groups @ Chess.com NM aww-rats free video lessons group Dan Heisman Learning Center If you join and take advantage of what we offer, your chess will improve! It's really no contest if you look at what we offer. No other coaching group compares on all fronts: 1) ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-two-best-coaching-groups--chesscom Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:21:01 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-two-best-coaching-groups--chesscom Good Traps and Bad Traps: The Maung Story Let's attempt to define a good trap: "Setting up an attractive, but faulty, sequence for the opponent that, if followed, would allow a tactic or, at least, a forcing sequence unfavorable for that opponent. However, if the opponent avoids that mo... http://www.chess.com/article/view/good-traps-and-bad-traps-the-maung-story Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:35:17 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/good-traps-and-bad-traps-the-maung-story The Tactical Rook Lift About a year after I learned the rules of the game, I became practically obsessed with rook lifts. In my (inexperienced and naive) opinion, no attack was truly complete without an aesthetically pleasing rook lift. Indeed I had a rook (or two) on... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-rook-lift Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:54:23 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-rook-lift Pandolfini's Puzzler #51: Some Queens Are Never Safe Professor: Happy July 18, class! Class: Happy July 18 to you, Professor. Rachel: What’s so special about July 18? Professor: I don’t know. It just seems like a beautiful day. Thomas: Actually, on this date, in the year with the... http://www.chess.com/article/view/pandolfinis-puzzler-51-some-queens-are-never-safe2 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:22:26 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/pandolfinis-puzzler-51-some-queens-are-never-safe2