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 Clash of Champions: Petrosian vs. Botvinnik Mikhail Tal had come and gone; the older Mikhail (Botvinnik) was still on the throne of chess. But in 1963, another archetypal chess player which had heretofore not been seen made his appearance. Tigran Petrosian was born in 1929 in Tbilisi, Geo... http://www.chess.com/article/view/clash-of-champions-petrosian-botvinnik Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:02:47 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/clash-of-champions-petrosian-botvinnik My Favorite Classic Games, Part 1 When discussing great games, many chess fans always think of slashing attacks and outrageous combinations. While every world-class player tossed out more than a few epic combinations at some point in his career, positional masterpieces are far har... http://www.chess.com/article/view/my-favorite-classic-games-part-1 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:57:05 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/my-favorite-classic-games-part-1 5 Ways Chess Can Boost Your Resumé Working on your chess doesn’t have to translate to results solely over the board. Experience in chess can go a long way in applications, university personal statements, and job interviews. However, you have to highlight the right skill... http://www.chess.com/article/view/5-ways-chess-can-boost-your-resumeacute Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:11:36 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/5-ways-chess-can-boost-your-resumeacute How to Hypnotize Your Opponents! The recently finished Sinquefield Cup is going to attract chess players' attention for a long time. Mostly, chess analysts will concentrate their efforts trying to explain the phenomenal result of Fabiano Caruana. You can read my version here.&nbs... http://www.chess.com/article/view/learn-to-hypnotize-your-opponent Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:46:52 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/learn-to-hypnotize-your-opponent What Happened? © 2014, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website http://www.chess.com/article/view/what-happened Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:52:25 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/what-happened Q&A with Coach Heisman Sep 12, 2014 "When you start a game, how do you get into the mood of concentrating from move 1?" "If you are in a bad mood, how do you prevent this from negatively affecting your play?" Those are good questions, and they are not completely unrelated. It only... http://www.chess.com/article/view/qampa-with-coach-heisman-sep-12-2014 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:51:18 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/qampa-with-coach-heisman-sep-12-2014 How to Win Equal Positions Through the years, I've heard quite a few players claim that having an equal position against a stronger player is pure torture. Even though you might be playing for a win, once a desirable result is close at hand, it becomes tempting to overestim... http://www.chess.com/article/view/how-to-win-equal-positions Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:58:26 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/how-to-win-equal-positions Official 2014 Mind Games Tournament Rules Chess.com's Mind Games Tournament Details & Schedule: Starting September 15th | Round 1 of 2014 Mind Games Begins: Round 1 of the tournament will start on September 15th Must be a member of the Mind Games group here http://www.chess.com... http://www.chess.com/article/view/official-2014-mind-games-tournament-rules Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:05:29 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/official-2014-mind-games-tournament-rules Pandolfini's Puzzler #59: A Knight Can Stop a Pawn Professor: Hello, class. The class offered a measured blah response. Rachel then spoke up. Rachel: What’s planned for today, Professor? Professor: I thought I’d throw it open to the class. Lucian: How about showing what three m... http://www.chess.com/article/view/pandolfinis-puzzler-59-a-knight-can-stop-a-pawn Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:17:25 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/pandolfinis-puzzler-59-a-knight-can-stop-a-pawn Clash of Champions: Botvinnik vs. Tal (1961 Rematch) Throughout the second half of 1960 and the first few months of 1961, the world had an unusual sort of champion. Throughout most of the history of chess, its world champions have been -- at least to a large extent -- pragmatic and balanced players.... http://www.chess.com/article/view/clash-of-champions-botvinnik-tal-1961-rematch Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:55:37 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/clash-of-champions-botvinnik-tal-1961-rematch Opposite colour bishops with rooks Marzaduri R- IM Sveshnikov V.  1/2 This game was a draw, but I found a nice plan to win for white, I share it with you. http://www.chess.com/article/view/opposite-colour-bishops-with-rooks Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:22:16 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/opposite-colour-bishops-with-rooks Classic Pawn Structure, Part 4b This is the second part of an article (Classic Pawn Structure, Part 4a) that pointed out some structural similarities between the Sicilian Wing Gambit, the French Wing Gambit, and the Benko Gambit. However, the main focus quickly moved to the... http://www.chess.com/article/view/classic-pawn-structure-part-4b Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:02:13 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/classic-pawn-structure-part-4b RIP Thomas Elberling This article will be extremely brief yet necessary. I just got news that Thomas Elberling, a very promising young player from New Jersey, was fatally shot by his father. He was #5 in the US for his 11 year olds and I have seen him around at tourna... http://www.chess.com/article/view/rip-thomas-elberling Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:48:21 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/rip-thomas-elberling The 11 Worst Chessboard Photos The Internet is full of seemingly elegant chess pictures, whether they are stock photographs or staged poses by individuals who want to appear interesting and cerebral. Unfortunately, the chessboard positions in many of these photographs do not ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-11-worst-chessboard-photos Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:12:17 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-11-worst-chessboard-photos Chess Caviar    One of the most interesting continual threads in the chess.com forums is called "Post Your Own Miniatures Here."  Many very good players post their less-than-thirty-moves games showing off their skill, and sometimes brilliance, in punishing... http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-caviar Sun, 07 Sep 2014 16:41:46 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-caviar Can you play like Fabiano Caruana? The Sinquefield Cup is a fantastic event! It is the strongest tournament in chess history, the players demostrate fighting, very "tasty" chess, and the coverage on the official website is amazing. Of course, the whole chess community must thank Re... http://www.chess.com/article/view/can-you-play-like-fabiano-caruana Sun, 07 Sep 2014 12:45:12 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/can-you-play-like-fabiano-caruana Chess.com University's Online Youth and Novice Chess Camp Updates After organizing the world's first online chess camp, which was aimed at intermediate and advanced adult tournament players, Chess.com University is back with another online chess camp, this time for youth and novice chess players!   Chess.com... http://www.chess.com/article/view/chesscom-universitys-online-youth-and-novice-chess-camp-updates Sun, 07 Sep 2014 03:14:26 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/chesscom-universitys-online-youth-and-novice-chess-camp-updates Review: The Secret Life of Bad Bishops A former team member of mine has a favourite phrase which he likes to sing during blitz sessions with a big grin on his face: "gute Läufer, schlechte Läufer!" Referring to the legendary German grandmaster Wolfgang Uhlmann's similarly titled 1980... http://www.chess.com/article/view/review-the-secret-life-of-bad-bishops Sun, 07 Sep 2014 01:42:50 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/review-the-secret-life-of-bad-bishops Brilliant Endgames, Shirov Style Legendary chessplayers are usually remembered for their virtuosity in a particular area of the game. Tal is remembered primarily for his otherwordly tactical genius. Petrosian, as a master of prophylaxis and defense. Karpov, as a titan of positi... http://www.chess.com/article/view/endgames-shirov-style Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:55:00 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/endgames-shirov-style Pandolfini's Puzzler #58: The Queen Doesn’t Always Win Professor: How nice to see you all today, class. The class tried to look like it was smiling. Professor: If you recall, last week's session began with a position Thomas had emailed me. Thomas: It was a position where a queen beat a rook and kni... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-queen-doesnrsquot-always-win Fri, 05 Sep 2014 01:26:18 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-queen-doesnrsquot-always-win