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 Can You Solve Our 2014 Holiday Puzzler? Your favorite holiday chess tradition is back!  Chess.com is proud to celebrate the holiday season with an all-new puzzler quiz for 2014. UPDATE:  The 2014 Holiday Puzzler has ended. Thanks to all who played and commented.  O... http://www.chess.com/article/view/holiday-puzzler Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:50:41 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/holiday-puzzler Black Tie Breaker © 2014, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website http://www.chess.com/article/view/black-tie-breaker Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:18:30 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/black-tie-breaker Chess.com: 1 Billion Games Served How many games have been played on Chess.com? OK, so maybe Dr. Evil asked for 100 billion, but we're getting there. A billion is a big number. If one game started every second, 24 hours a day, it would take nearly 32 years to get to a billio... http://www.chess.com/article/view/chesscom-1-billion-games-served Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:54:43 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/chesscom-1-billion-games-served 6 Ways To Beat Magnus Carlsen This Sunday (Dec. 14), "10 fortunate Chess.com members will earn the right to challenge World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen in an online simultaneous exhibition," according to FM Mike Klein's press release. But I wouldn't call them "fortu... http://www.chess.com/article/view/ways-to-beat-magnus-carlsen Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:15:29 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/ways-to-beat-magnus-carlsen On Shoulders of the Giant © 2014, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website http://www.chess.com/article/view/on-shoulders-of-the-giant Sun, 07 Dec 2014 00:49:05 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/on-shoulders-of-the-giant Titled Player Tuesday Historical Archive Titled Player Tuesdays are Chess.com's monthly events only for those with a USCF or FIDE title. They take place on the last Tuesday of every month and the total prize fund is $1000, with first place getting $500 and five places paying prize money.... http://www.chess.com/article/view/titled-player-tuesday-historical-archive Sun, 30 Nov 2014 08:38:47 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/titled-player-tuesday-historical-archive The All-Time World Chess Champion Bracket: Finals Who is the greatest world chess champion ever? Magnus Carlsen defeated Vishy Anand yesterday in the 2014 world chess championship in Sochi to defend his title. Meanwhile, the All-Time World Chess Championship... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-all-time-world-chess-champion-bracket-finals Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:57:48 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-all-time-world-chess-champion-bracket-finals Friendly Match © 2014, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website http://www.chess.com/article/view/friendly-match Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:06:02 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/friendly-match Play Magnus App Review Review by Christine VanCott Play Magnus is a free chess smartphone app available for Apple iOS (and recently) Android. It includes 99 game levels, training videos, and an interactive tournament feature. The app runs quickly ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/play-magnus-app-review Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:58:35 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/play-magnus-app-review The All-Time World Chess Champion Bracket: Elite 8 Who is the strongest world chess champion ever? As Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand battle it out for the 2014 world chess championship in Sochi, the All-Time World Chess Championship Tournament continues here on Chess.com.  After an e... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-all-time-world-chess-champion-bracket-elite-8 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:55:56 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-all-time-world-chess-champion-bracket-elite-8 The All-Time World Chess Champion Bracket Who is the best chess player of all time? Today, World Champion Magnus Carlsen leads Vishy Anand 1.5-0.5 after two games at the world chess championship in Sochi, Russia. Carlsen is the 16th classical world chess champion — mor... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-all-time-world-chess-champion-bracket Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:54:37 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-all-time-world-chess-champion-bracket Perseverance © 2014, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website http://www.chess.com/article/view/perseverance Sun, 09 Nov 2014 01:03:50 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/perseverance How Much Money Do World Chess Champions Make? Today, the very top chess players in the world can make good livings from the game. Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand, who will play this month’s world chess championship in Russia, made more than $1 million each of the past two years from ch... http://www.chess.com/article/view/how-much-is-the-world-chess-championship-worth Mon, 03 Nov 2014 13:13:40 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/how-much-is-the-world-chess-championship-worth Chess.com University Simul with NM Dane Mattson Chess.com University Instructor NM Dane Mattson will be playing an online chess simul on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time (PDT) right here on Chess.com! The games will be played in Chess.com's Live Chess server. The time cont... http://www.chess.com/article/view/chesscom-university-simul-with-nm-dane-mattson Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:54:28 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/chesscom-university-simul-with-nm-dane-mattson 5 Reasons Losing a Chess Game is Good No one sets out to lose a chess game. Before the opening moves, chess players want to win, or at least save a draw if winning chances slip away. But losing is part of the game. Even the best players in the world lose. Play enough games and los... http://www.chess.com/article/view/5-reasons-losing-a-chess-game-is-good Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:05:48 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/5-reasons-losing-a-chess-game-is-good Magnus McDuck © 2014, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website http://www.chess.com/article/view/magnus-mcduck Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:00:32 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/magnus-mcduck The 10 Weirdest Chess Sets The last two weeks, we looked at the chess pieces most and least likely to survive the game. Most of the time, those chess pieces will be the normal Staunton tournament set we all know so well. When playing online, though, you can choose ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-10-weirdest-chess-sets Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:36:14 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-10-weirdest-chess-sets The 10 Chess Pieces Most Likely to Survive a Game Last week, we looked at which chess pieces and pawns were least likely to make it to the end of a chess game. Unsurprisingly, the central pawns and belligerent knights were the least likely to survive, regardless of the game’s opening. W... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-10-chess-pieces-most-likely-to-survive-a-game Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:22:01 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-10-chess-pieces-most-likely-to-survive-a-game Meanwhile Up There © 2014, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website http://www.chess.com/article/view/meanwhile-up-there Sun, 12 Oct 2014 05:51:46 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/meanwhile-up-there The 10 Chess Pieces Least Likely to Survive a Game Most of us have our favorite openings to play, and lots of players know their favorite chess piece. Despite our preferences and best intentions, though, most of the actual pieces on the chessboard don’t survive to the end of the game. Ch... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-10-chess-pieces-least-likely-to-survive-a-game Sun, 05 Oct 2014 23:49:43 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-10-chess-pieces-least-likely-to-survive-a-game