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 Game Of Thrones Or Chess Puzzles? IM Daniel Rensch has tried live daily puzzle sessions before, racing against the clock to complete chess tactics before the timer expires. But even Chess.com’s master tactics trainer hasn’t attempted anything like this. This Sunday... http://www.chess.com/article/view/reasons-to-watch-sundays-chess-puzzle-marathon-instead-of-game-of-thrones Mon, 25 May 2015 01:12:33 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/reasons-to-watch-sundays-chess-puzzle-marathon-instead-of-game-of-thrones Almost There © 2015, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website http://www.chess.com/article/view/almost-there Sun, 24 May 2015 08:19:23 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/almost-there The 5 Best Computer Chess Engines Computers are the future of chess. Almost everyone agrees on that. But the statement doesn’t go far enough. By and large, computers are also the present of chess. With the question of man vs. machine long-ago settled over the chessboard,... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-best-computer-chess-engines Mon, 18 May 2015 01:44:37 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-best-computer-chess-engines Thanks For The Memory © 2015, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website http://www.chess.com/article/view/thanks-for-the-memory Fri, 15 May 2015 13:31:41 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/thanks-for-the-memory 4 Tips To Bounce Back From A Tough Tournament  The only thing worse than having a bad tournament is having to play another tournament immediately after. If you’re not careful, you may allow your poor performance to affect your subsequent results. Follow the tips below to bounce ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/4-tips-to-bounce-back-from-a-tough-tournament Fri, 15 May 2015 01:23:46 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/4-tips-to-bounce-back-from-a-tough-tournament The 7 Best Upcoming Chess.com Events Chess fans have a lot to look forward to at Chess.com. If you like big-time chess events, you're going to love this spring.  Yesterday, a charity fundraising simul hosted by world-number-nine GM Anish Giri online on Chess.com's live serve... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-best-upcoming-chesscom-events Mon, 11 May 2015 01:21:09 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-best-upcoming-chesscom-events 5 Things You Think When Playing A Grandmaster [UPDATE: You can play GM Anish Giri and support the Nepal earthquake recovery effort. Details here.] My first game of online chess was against a grandmaster. Decades ago, I had signed up for a now-defunct website, and logged in to play for my ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/things-you-think-before-playing-a-grandmaster Mon, 04 May 2015 01:11:33 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/things-you-think-before-playing-a-grandmaster Is Magnus Carlsen The LeBron James Of Chess? Who is the LeBron James of chess? The National Basketball Association playoffs are in full swing, and the best players in the world are battling it out, hoping to win an NBA championship. LeBron James fell just short of a championship last sea... http://www.chess.com/article/view/is-magnus-carlsen-the-lebron-james-of-chess Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:24:00 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/is-magnus-carlsen-the-lebron-james-of-chess Vive la Egalite! © 2015, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website http://www.chess.com/article/view/vive-la-egalite Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:37:15 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/vive-la-egalite 5 Things You Need For Real-World Chess We already know that you can take Chess.com and its mobile app to play chess anywhere, but sometimes there’s nothing like playing on a real board with real pieces. If you’re lucky, you can try your hand at giant bullet chess, but eve... http://www.chess.com/article/view/enjoy-chess-in-the-real-world Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:57:53 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/enjoy-chess-in-the-real-world 5 Dumb Things Chess Players Say Last week, we had some fun discussing dumb things your non-chess friends say about the game. In chess as in life, turnabout is fair play. It's time to laugh at the silly things chess players themselves say -- and there's certainly no shortage of... http://www.chess.com/article/view/dumb-things-chess-players-say Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:48:28 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/dumb-things-chess-players-say Rent-A-Crown © 2015, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website http://www.chess.com/article/view/rent-a-crown Sun, 12 Apr 2015 01:15:58 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/rent-a-crown 5 Dumb Things Your Non-Chess Friends Say GM Serper recently performed an in-depth criticism of the popular chess movie “Searching For Bobby Fischer,” pointing out bad habits you could pick up if the film were your only source of chess education. Serper also mentions that th... http://www.chess.com/article/view/stupid-things-your-non-chess-friends-think-about-chess Mon, 06 Apr 2015 12:51:05 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/stupid-things-your-non-chess-friends-think-about-chess 10 Bad Habits In "Searching For Bobby Fischer" It is time for the big national scholastic tournaments here in the U.S., and that means that we are going to witness thousands of kids making similar mistakes on and off the chess board. A clear sign of a person getting older is when he starts c... http://www.chess.com/article/view/10-bad-habits-you-learn-by-watching-quotsearching-for-bobby-fischerquot Sun, 05 Apr 2015 11:28:37 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/10-bad-habits-you-learn-by-watching-quotsearching-for-bobby-fischerquot Play Chess Online With Your Pets April Fools! Are you tired of the same old game of fetch? Running low on filthy, chewed-up tennis balls? Wouldn’t it be nice to play something a bit more intellectually challenging with your pets? Thanks to groundbreaking new technolog... http://www.chess.com/article/view/play-chess-online-with-your-pets Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:38:19 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/play-chess-online-with-your-pets Whatâs The Best Place To Play Chess? There are a lot of options for the best place to play chess. Perhaps it’s in a large tournament, or even the world championship match, with millions of dollars on the line, and your opponent just blundered.  Maybe it’s ju... http://www.chess.com/article/view/whats-the-best-place-to-play-chess Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:21:24 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/whats-the-best-place-to-play-chess Today's Guest      Below is an article published in several periodicals in late 1900. It appeared just shortly after the death of Wilhelm Steinitz and offers some astute appraisals of the chess players who contributed to the development of chess in the 2nd ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/todays-guest Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:56:30 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/todays-guest Keep It Up! © 2015, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website http://www.chess.com/article/view/keep-it-up Sun, 29 Mar 2015 01:17:47 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/keep-it-up The 7 Weirdest Chess Openings Everyone knows the popular, "normal" openings played at the top level of chess. The Ruy-Lopez, the Sicilian, the French: thousands of pages have been written about these world-championship-level openings.  But what if you're not playing a... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-weirdest-chess-openings Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:46:30 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-weirdest-chess-openings Fill Out Your Bracket To Win Prizes The sports network ESPN estimates that 70 million college basketball brackets will be filled out this week in the United States alone. You can get in on the fun by joining the official Chess.com college basketball bracket contest. Play along wit... http://www.chess.com/article/view/fill-out-your-bracket-compete-with-staff-and-win-prizes Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:45:08 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/fill-out-your-bracket-compete-with-staff-and-win-prizes