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 Honest Abe Honest Abe - Chess Player      Although the documentation is rather sparce and anecdotal,  Abraham Lincoln was known to have been a chess player.  Below are a few of the instances where Chess crossed path with Mr. Lincoln. "The Eve... http://www.chess.com/article/view/honest-abe Sat, 23 May 2015 16:40:12 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/honest-abe Manny  Chess often forms a juncture with various disciplines such as literature, poetry, music, painting or films.  The point where they meet can be symbolic, thematic or just a hook meant to reel in the audience.  Certain artists or writers are, in... http://www.chess.com/article/view/manny Sat, 16 May 2015 11:35:05 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/manny Max and Dorothea   Le Roi jouant avec La Reine(Max Ernst, 1944) called "The King of Chess" in "Chess Review's" coverage of theImagery of Chess  "The King Playing With the Queen" was originally a wire-reinforced plaster sculpture  painted a homogenous blue.... http://www.chess.com/article/view/max-and-dorothea Sat, 09 May 2015 16:22:33 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/max-and-dorothea How To Be A Chess Legend Legend: a story coming down from the past; especially: one popularly regarded as historical although not verifiable (Merriam Webster Dictionary). There are great chess players and there are legendary chess players. What's the differenc... http://www.chess.com/article/view/how-to-become-a-legendary-chess-player Sat, 09 May 2015 02:43:05 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/how-to-become-a-legendary-chess-player Women In Chess: Be Aggressive The recent Women's World Championship was a fascinating event. You could find everything we love about chess competitions: neat combinations, unpredictable results (will we ever forget Natalia Pogonina's amazing comebacks in almost every single ma... http://www.chess.com/article/view/women-in-chess Thu, 30 Apr 2015 01:59:52 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/women-in-chess Die Immergrüne Partie Dr. Hermann von Gottschall      Dr. Hermann von Gottschall (1862-1933) was a reputable German chessplayer and problemist. He also edited the German periodical "Deutsche Schachzeitung" from 1892-96 (having co-edited with Curt von Bardeleb... http://www.chess.com/article/view/die-immergruumlne-partie Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:38:08 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/die-immergruumlne-partie The Northern Gambit The Northern Gambit   The moves of the  Danish or Northern Gambit are 1. e4 e5  2. d4 exd4 3. c3 -   after which Black can accept the gambit with 3...dxc3 or decline it in a variety of ways. The Danish or Northern Gambit      As t... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-northern-gambit Sun, 22 Mar 2015 06:09:12 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-northern-gambit The Northern Gambit II Danish Gambits of Dr. Lindehn Non-Danish Gambits of Dr. Lindehn - Dr. Lindehn's Games at Odds  The Northern Gambit Part I http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-northern-gambit-ii Sun, 22 Mar 2015 06:08:43 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-northern-gambit-ii The Master's Bulletin, March 2015 SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Tournaments, tournaments... “The month of February used to have one big event: Linares. This year there were no less than fiv... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-masters-bulletin-march-2015 Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:13:43 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-masters-bulletin-march-2015 Enlightened Chess The Introduction:      The second half of the 18th century into the early 19th century was marked with cultural changes previously equaled perhaps only by the Renaissance.  There were great and important political revolutions, such as those... http://www.chess.com/article/view/enlightened-chess Sun, 01 Mar 2015 06:37:11 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/enlightened-chess Pandolfini's Mailbag: Teaching Stuff Topic for next month: Losing (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions outside of that theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments. If I get the opportunity to answer a different ki... http://www.chess.com/article/view/pandolfinis-mailbag-teaching-stuff Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:11:28 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/pandolfinis-mailbag-teaching-stuff The Touch Move Rule The touch move rule is the most basic rule of tournament chess.  Even people who don't play chess at all know that when a chess player intentionally touches one of his pieces, he must make a move with this piece (of course if such a legal mov... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-touch-move-rule Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:49:36 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-touch-move-rule Great Early Chess Libraries of the United States      Once again I'm indebted to my dear friend Deb for finding this.  We were searching for the whereabouts of a certain chess board and chess set that once belonged to E. B. Cook and was used when Frederick Perrin, Thomas Frere and Willard ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/great-early-chess-libraries-of-the-united-state Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:25:35 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/great-early-chess-libraries-of-the-united-state The Best Chess Books Ever Lately I've gotten several letters from chess fans who want to know what kind of chess books I like, and what books I consider to be the best of all time. That kind of "best-ever" list is very much a matter of taste, and a small list is impossibl... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-best-chess-books-ever Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:03:59 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-best-chess-books-ever Q&A: Opening Prep And Troll Attacks QUESTION: Taylor_chess85 asked: "I would like to understand the type of games I am interested in playing. I am a beginner, and I thought that maybe I might make a database of every game certain people played with a certain opening. My idea is to... http://www.chess.com/article/view/qampa---opening-prep-and-troll-attacks Tue, 06 Jan 2015 12:57:51 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/qampa---opening-prep-and-troll-attacks A Potpourri of Traps Why study traps?      There are several good reasons why studying traps might be considered important. First, of course, to avoid becoming a victim of one.  Second is to recognize when the opportunity of gaining a quick victory appears.  B... http://www.chess.com/article/view/a-potpourri-of-traps Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:46:39 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/a-potpourri-of-traps A Chess Engine Is NOT Your Friend! Several years ago I was visiting a friend and he was online looking at live games in a team match event. One game was between a grandmaster (who had the Black pieces) and an international master. A zillion people were using a zillion chess engin... http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-engines-are-not-your-friend Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:55:14 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-engines-are-not-your-friend Review: The Sicilian Najdorf 6 Bg5 If you were to ask a hundred grandmasters to name the most difficult chess variation about which to write an opening book, my guess is that the 6 Bg5 Najdorf would be the frontrunner. It is perhaps the most analysed line in chess history, the pi&e... http://www.chess.com/article/view/review-the-sicilian-najdorf-6-bg5 Sun, 14 Dec 2014 02:22:35 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/review-the-sicilian-najdorf-6-bg5 The Greenwich Village Gambit  Manhattan, early '60s --  a place and a time.       One of the few sources of insight into this particular chess scene comes to us through the pages of the March-April, 1964 issue of Frank Brady's marvelous, though short-lived, magazine... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-greenwich-village-gambit Sun, 30 Nov 2014 07:36:34 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-greenwich-village-gambit The Masterâs Bulletin, November 2014 SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Gelfand the Great There was one top GM who played the Baku Grand Prix, the Tashkent Grand Prix aÌnd the Petrosian Memorial (Novemb... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-masters-bulletin-november-2014 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:19:36 -0800 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-masters-bulletin-november-2014