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 Who Is The Architect Of Modern Chess? I am the proud owner of the obscure volume Pillsbury's Chess Career, published in 1922 by the American Chess Bulletin and written by two English amateurs, Philip Walsingham Sergeant and William Henry Watts. For several months i... http://www.chess.com/article/view/who-is-the-architect-of-modern-chess Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:29:33 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/who-is-the-architect-of-modern-chess The Anti-Sicilian Without A Name Among the less-trodden paths White can follow against the Sicilian Defense is the system with the seemingly paradoxical combination of Nc3 and Bb5. To my knowledge, this variation, unlike most of the other anti-Sicilians, has no name.... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-anti-sicilian-without-a-name Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:52:45 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-anti-sicilian-without-a-name The Greatest Chess Minds Video Series Let this video guide serve as the official reference point to help you find Chess.com videos on your favorite chess players throughout history! Chess.com has enjoyed lessons from the best coaches and players within our game. Hopefully,... http://www.chess.com/article/view/greatest-chess-minds2 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:46:42 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/greatest-chess-minds2 An Hour With Morphy      This article was published in the "British Chess Magazine" three months after Paul Morphy's death.  It was obviously written as a memorial to Morphy and meant to showcase his genius as well as an attempt to explain his winning techniques... http://www.chess.com/article/view/an-hour-with-morphy Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:42:23 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/an-hour-with-morphy The Nimzowitsch Knight Dance Knights are tricky little pieces. Often seen dancing around the board like little mischievous imps, knights have the power to bewilder and confuse even the strongest of grandmasters. I want to take a deeper look at one particular knigh... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-nimzowitsch-knight-dance Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:10:31 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-nimzowitsch-knight-dance Reaching GM Potential And Compensation Reaching One’s GM Chess Potential Chess.com member Philippe Silex777 asked: I have been reading your articles for a while now and have a question that I can’t find a satisfying answer to. It’s pretty simple: You wrote books a... http://www.chess.com/article/view/reader-questions-reaching-ones-gm-potential-and-compensation Tue, 28 Jul 2015 02:49:23 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/reader-questions-reaching-ones-gm-potential-and-compensation 7 Faces Chess Players Make When Losing One thing nearly all chess players have in common is that they hate to lose. Losing, while it might be good for our long-term chess development, is a short-term disaster for our ego. Unlike games such as Monopoly or poker, luck is not even a t... http://www.chess.com/article/view/6-faces-chess-players-make-when-losing Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:41:05 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/6-faces-chess-players-make-when-losing Magnus Carlsen And Anastasia July was the month of chess weddings. Dutch super-GM Anish Giri got married to Georgian IM Sopiko Guramishvili, and Polish GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek tied the knot with Russian WGM Alina Kashlinskaya. If the title of this art... http://www.chess.com/article/view/magnus-carlsen-and-anastasia Sat, 25 Jul 2015 03:45:57 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/magnus-carlsen-and-anastasia Tigran Petrosian's Breathtaking Exchange Sacrifices It is impossible to become a world champion without mastering every facet of the game. Most champions, however, are remembered for their proficiency in one particular area of the game. To this end, Wilhelm Steinitz is remembered as the founder o... http://www.chess.com/article/view/petrosians-exchange-sacrifices-explained Fri, 24 Jul 2015 02:54:13 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/petrosians-exchange-sacrifices-explained Almost a Champion      To the chess-players of England the 18th century was just a fading memory.  Philidor had died and Verdoni, a man with a forgotten first name, took up his reins as professional at Parsloe's in London until he himself died in 1804.  At th... http://www.chess.com/article/view/almost-a-champion Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:49:40 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/almost-a-champion Making A Plus In The Petroff For a long time, the Petroff Defense (also known as the Russian Defense) has been a very solid weapon in situations where a draw is acceptable for Black. Through the end of the 20th century it featured prominently in top level tournaments, especia... http://www.chess.com/article/view/making-a-plus-in-the-petroff Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:47:19 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/making-a-plus-in-the-petroff Chess Lessons Exposed: Never Say 'I Have To' This series is about chess lessons and how a chess teacher tries to push key points home. If you are looking for a chess teacher, don’t grab anyone that comes along! Take your time, take a lesson or two from various teachers so you can get... http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-lessons-exposed-never-say-ldquoi-have-tordquo Tue, 21 Jul 2015 02:31:51 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-lessons-exposed-never-say-ldquoi-have-tordquo Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Totally Unreal' Endgame Last week, we examined the depths of my chess ineptitude for the first 21 moves of a recent blitz game played on the Chess.com live server. Join me, grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili, and the fictional voice of Stockfish 6 as we now analyz... http://www.chess.com/article/view/petes-pathetic-chess-totally-unreal-endgame Mon, 20 Jul 2015 03:13:43 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/petes-pathetic-chess-totally-unreal-endgame Positional Tips Video Series GM Melik Khachiyan knows about positional chess. Not only was he trained by the best, but he now trains the best. The teaching that’s been passed down throughout his camp breeds champions. Learn positional strategy from Melik here in this ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/positional-tips Sat, 18 Jul 2015 01:36:42 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/positional-tips From Paul Morphy To Wei Yi The Chinese chess prodigy Wei Yi wins the hearts of fans with every new tournament he plays. It is not just his phenomenal results (with his current rating, he should be the highest-rated 16-year-old ever!), but also his sparkling style of play th... http://www.chess.com/article/view/from-paul-morphy-to-wei-yi Fri, 17 Jul 2015 23:28:57 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/from-paul-morphy-to-wei-yi You Won't Believe These Miracles On The Chessboard At its heart, chess is a logical game. Every move — no matter how outwardly mysterious — can be explained and rationalized. To be sure, an idea can (and often should) violate general principles, but it still must satisfy the ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/miracle-on-the-chess-board Wed, 15 Jul 2015 21:25:59 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/miracle-on-the-chess-board Mr. Bone Mr. Bone(Aug. 31, 1810 - Dec. 14, 1874)       William Bone, along with the Rev. Horatio Bolton, is considered to have been one of the two best early English chess problemists.  John Augustus Miles, a problemist (who knew them both and stu... http://www.chess.com/article/view/mr-bone Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:01:37 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/mr-bone Karpov vs Kasparov: King's Indian Defense Garry Kasparov, the 13th world champion, is closely connected to the King's Indian Defense. Indeed, he has created much of the foundation of what the opening is today. Yet, early on in his epic rivalry with Anatoly Karpov, Kasparov restricted hi... http://www.chess.com/article/view/karpov-versus-kasparov-and-the-kings-indian-defense Tue, 14 Jul 2015 23:15:30 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/karpov-versus-kasparov-and-the-kings-indian-defense Chess Lessons Exposed: A Lesson Learned? This series is about chess lessons and how a chess teacher tries to push key points home. If you are looking for a chess teacher, don’t grab anyone that comes along! Take your time, take a lesson or two from various teachers so you can get a... http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-lessons-exposed-an-important-lesson-learned Tue, 14 Jul 2015 02:52:00 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-lessons-exposed-an-important-lesson-learned Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Aimless, Random Moves' The response from the Chess.com community has been overwhelming. Readers demand to see more of my ungainly intermediate chess. Once again, the brilliant grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili has stooped down to my level to analyze ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/petes-pathetic-chess-astounding-mistakes Mon, 13 Jul 2015 03:08:30 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/petes-pathetic-chess-astounding-mistakes