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 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 You Can Play Hikaru Nakamura This Saturday UPDATE: This article, written for the first "Nakamura's Knockout" event in March. NEXT Nakamura's Knockouts is this Saturday, April 18th at 2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern. Have you ever wanted to take on the best chess player in the United States and... 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