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 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 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 ... 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