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 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 You Can Play Hikaru Nakamura This Saturday Have you ever wanted to take on the best chess player in the United States and one of the top players in the world? You'll get your chance this Saturday, as GM Hikaru Nakamura joins Chess.com for a very special online event. Nakamura, currentl... http://www.chess.com/article/view/you-can-play-hikaru-nakamura-this-saturday Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:35:42 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/you-can-play-hikaru-nakamura-this-saturday Chess At Baba Olga's Cafe How is chess meant to be played? If you are a serious tournament player -- especially in the U.S.-- when you think of a tournament you might picture sterile, brightly lit ballrooms in hotels. You might picture cramped spaces and crowding. Is th... http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-at-baba-olgas-cafe Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:55:55 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-at-baba-olgas-cafe The Top 6 Titled Tuesday Tactics Six Titled Tuesday tournaments are in the books, and the seventh is scheduled for today as the event moves to the first Tuesday of the month.  After thousands of master games, tightly packed leaderboards, and thrilling finishes, these event... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-top-6-titled-tuesday-tactics Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:10:55 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-top-6-titled-tuesday-tactics The Illegal Move That Wrecked A Chess Career The summer of 1992 was the most memorable time of my chess career. Our team just took silver medal at the 30th Chess Olympiad in Manila and I felt like I was on the top of the world. That Olympiad deserves a separate article, since I am absolutely... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-illegal-move-that-wrecked-a-chess-career Sun, 01 Mar 2015 11:49:25 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-illegal-move-that-wrecked-a-chess-career The Chess Auditor © 2015, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-chess-auditor Sun, 01 Mar 2015 10:36:03 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-chess-auditor 6 Reasons You Can't Miss Titled Tuesday Today The sixth Titled Tuesday tournament in Chess.com history is set to kick off today at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST, 7 p.m. GMT), and it will feature one of the strongest fields ever. With a prize pool that has ballooned to $2,500 (up from the normal $... http://www.chess.com/article/view/reasons-to-watch-titled-tuesday-tomorrow Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:17:35 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/reasons-to-watch-titled-tuesday-tomorrow The 17 Funniest Chess Pictures The Internet is full of memes and funny pictures for virtually all subjects, including chess. We've already looked at the weirdest chess sets, the best chess GIFs, and the 11 worst chessboard photos. We even found 14 chess couples who fell in ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/funniest-chess-pictures Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:55:00 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/funniest-chess-pictures Pattern Recognition Worksheet © 2015, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website http://www.chess.com/article/view/pattern-recognition-worksheet Sun, 15 Feb 2015 02:17:49 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/pattern-recognition-worksheet 14 Famous Chess Couples Chess is not a team game. It's an individual struggle between two minds to destroy each other -- at least, over the chessboard. But that doesn't mean chess players have to be loners. It's only natural that passionate chess players are drawn to... http://www.chess.com/article/view/love-is-in-the-air-chess-couples Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:55:32 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/love-is-in-the-air-chess-couples Stop Making The Same Mistakes Over And Over In the movie Groundhog Day (1993), Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, a weatherman who inexplicably starts repeating February 2 every day in the groundhog-crazed town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Connors spends an unknown amount of time stuck i... http://www.chess.com/article/view/stop-making-the-same-mistakes-over-and-over Mon, 02 Feb 2015 12:58:09 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/stop-making-the-same-mistakes-over-and-over Tata Chess Toys © 2015, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website http://www.chess.com/article/view/tata-chess-toys Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:01:03 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/tata-chess-toys 6 Chess Moves You Have To Play Before You Die The idea of a “bucket list” is not a new one. It’s an age-old concept to compile a list of things you’d like to do before you “kick the bucket,” or pass away. Unlike traveling the world or buying your dream ho... http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-moves-to-play-before-you-die Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:55:26 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-moves-to-play-before-you-die 13 Songs With Chess Lyrics Chess and music have been linked throughout history. Both of these cerebral pursuits live at the intersection of science and art, and both are breeding grounds for amazing geniuses and prodigies. The logic, structure, and meaning of music can ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/13-songs-with-chess-lyrics Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:00:19 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/13-songs-with-chess-lyrics Taking It Step By Step © 2015, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website http://www.chess.com/article/view/taking-it-step-by-step Sun, 18 Jan 2015 00:19:53 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/taking-it-step-by-step 5 Openings To Learn In 2015 A new calendar year, for many people, means a chance for a new beginning. January is a month to consider new possibilities, to improve yourself, and to make a fresh plan for the upcoming year. In many ways, a new year is like a chessboard in t... http://www.chess.com/article/view/5-openings-to-learn-in-2015 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:53:37 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/5-openings-to-learn-in-2015 Do Grandmasters Know The Rules Of Chess? If the title of the article sounds ridiculous, don't rush to a conclusion. I'll try to prove that sometimes even very strong chess players forget the basic rules of chess. Let's talk about castling. Do you remember when it is legal and when it... http://www.chess.com/article/view/do-grandmasters-know-the-rules-of-chess Sun, 11 Jan 2015 12:57:46 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/do-grandmasters-know-the-rules-of-chess