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 Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Never Good' Chess.com fans have marveled at my uncanny ability to play pathetic chess, and yet win all the same. That won’t be the case today. Unlike the first two games featured in this column, this next game boasts the logical and just conclusion of... http://www.chess.com/article/view/petes-pathetic-chess-never-good Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:01:38 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/petes-pathetic-chess-never-good What is Hikaru Nakamura's Favorite Food? Chess.com recently sent an e-mail survey to its titled players to find out their preferences on a wide variety of subjects, including blitz chess, music, television, schedules, food, and drinks. Some 71 chess masters filled out th... http://www.chess.com/article/view/what-is-hikaru-nakamura-s-favorite-food Mon, 17 Aug 2015 02:57:29 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/what-is-hikaru-nakamura-s-favorite-food The NeverEnding Chess Story © 2015, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-neverending-chess-story Sun, 16 Aug 2015 01:21:42 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-neverending-chess-story 10 Tips To Stream Your Chess Games Streaming competitive gaming has exploded in popularity the past few years, and many of the biggest chess celebrities on the Internet are not super-GMs but super streamers. Chess.com is hosting a $3,000-prize pool streamers tournament on Se... http://www.chess.com/article/view/tips-to-stream-your-chess-games Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00:23:01 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/tips-to-stream-your-chess-games Trois Fois © 2015, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website http://www.chess.com/article/view/trois-fois Mon, 03 Aug 2015 02:53:04 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/trois-fois Could A Chess Computer Take Over The World? Chess-playing computers are almost unfathomably strong, and they are improving faster than even the best human players. Three months ago, we took a look at the top five computer chess engines, and today the best two programs on that li... http://www.chess.com/article/view/could-a-chess-computer-take-over-the-world Mon, 03 Aug 2015 02:37:20 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/could-a-chess-computer-take-over-the-world 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 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 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 Home Disadvantage © 2015, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website http://www.chess.com/article/view/home-disadvantage Mon, 06 Jul 2015 04:18:27 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/home-disadvantage The 8 Best Chess Apps The mobile platform now dominates the Internet. Many more YouTube videos are watched on mobile devices (mostly smartphones) than on desktop and laptop computers combined. Two months ago, Google announced that the majority of its search... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-best-chess-apps Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:30:42 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-best-chess-apps Pete's Pathetic Chess: Ridiculous Endgame Last week, we presented the first part of my intermediate-level blitz chess game, annotated by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili and checked by Stockfish 6, in an effort to learn from my predictably subpar play. Now, let’s proudly conclude th... http://www.chess.com/article/view/petes-pathetic-chess-ridiculous-endgame Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:52:53 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/petes-pathetic-chess-ridiculous-endgame Chess greetings from Stavanger! © 2015, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-greetings-from-stavanger Sun, 21 Jun 2015 02:30:50 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-greetings-from-stavanger Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Horrible Mistake' Many comments on my previous articles have noted that while my Monday column is fun, it provides little in the way of chess instruction.  That's clearly true. As an intermediate player, I've got decent general chess knowledge, but I have to... http://www.chess.com/article/view/petes-pathetic-chess-absolutely-horrible-mistake Mon, 15 Jun 2015 01:39:22 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/petes-pathetic-chess-absolutely-horrible-mistake The 12 Most Interesting Chess Players Ever Who are the most interesting chess players of all time? It’s an interesting question. Are we talking about the best players ever? Even that’s a tricky thing to define. Are the best players the most accomplished? We could go by supe... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-12-most-interesting-chess-players-ever Mon, 08 Jun 2015 01:52:38 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-12-most-interesting-chess-players-ever Chess Beach Body Ready © 2015, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-beach-body-ready Sat, 06 Jun 2015 23:49:54 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-beach-body-ready Did Hollywood Get 'Pawn Sacrifice' Right? By now many Chess.com members have seen the first trailer for Pawn Sacrifice, the Hollywood movie based on the rise of Bobby Fischer to world chess champion. We've known for a while that Spiderman, or rather Tobey Maguire, was to play the fiv... http://www.chess.com/article/view/did-hollywood-get-pawn-sacrifice-right Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:38:31 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/did-hollywood-get-pawn-sacrifice-right 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