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 The Ohio Masters Open (3 days to go !) The Ohio Chess Academy & The Dayton Chess Club Bring You A Single Open Section Chess Tournament Open to Everyone!   First Annual Ohio Masters Chess Tournament July 25-27, 2014 OPEN FORMAT THE SAME FORMAT USED AT THE US OPEN CHESS... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-ohio-masters-open-3-days-to-go Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:01:05 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-ohio-masters-open-3-days-to-go Riding The Winds Of Fashion, Part 3 Warning! This is a fairly advanced article. I try to write for players of all ratings, so sometimes I explore basic stuff, and other times I bow to the 1800-and-above crowd. Though the opening in question is too advanced for beginners, I hope that... http://www.chess.com/article/view/riding-the-winds-of-fashion-part-3 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:36:45 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/riding-the-winds-of-fashion-part-3 The Best Groups on Chess.com There are so many groups on Chess.com that site members can join but which groups are the best, and why? Below, you will find a list of the absolute best groups on Chess.com.   #1 Chess.com University Chess.com University is the largest group... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-best-groups-on-chesscom Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:52:39 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-best-groups-on-chesscom Chess.com University's Online Summer Chess Camp Concludes- Video Recordings Significantly Discounted UPDATE: Video recordings significantly discounted for a limited time. From July 7th-11th, 2014, Chess.com University hosted its first-ever and in fact, the world's first-ever online summer chess camp. This high-profile event gathered instructors... http://www.chess.com/article/view/chesscom-universitys-online-summer-chess-camp-concludes--video-recordings-significantly-discounted Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:34:28 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/chesscom-universitys-online-summer-chess-camp-concludes--video-recordings-significantly-discounted The Two Best Coaching Groups @ Chess.com NM aww-rats free video lessons group Dan Heisman Learning Center If you join and take advantage of what we offer, your chess will improve! It's really no contest if you look at what we offer. No other coaching group compares on all fronts: 1) ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-two-best-coaching-groups--chesscom Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:21:01 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-two-best-coaching-groups--chesscom Readersâ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 5 Unorthodox Chess Players Einet890 asked a few questions, but I will only answer one here, and one other next time I do a Q&A article. Mr. Einet890, I’ll answer this question for everyone, though you’re welcome to use the ans... http://www.chess.com/article/view/readersrsquo-games-questions-and-comments-part-5 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:00:18 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/readersrsquo-games-questions-and-comments-part-5 Critical Tactics Training!! We all know tactics are important. As the saying goes chess is 99% tactics, 1% strategy. Whether this statement is over exaggerated or right on the money is controversial, but the fact remains: tactics decide chess games. So, it makes sense that t... http://www.chess.com/article/view/critical-tactics-training Mon, 14 Jul 2014 01:18:32 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/critical-tactics-training The Art of Solving Advanced Tactics Since the beginning stages of chess development, you've most likely been exposed to solving "tactics" exercises. It seems that, by nature, every chess player innately shares the joy of finding the right solution to a tactical problem to some degre... http://www.chess.com/article/view/solving-complex-positions Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:45:26 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/solving-complex-positions Q&A with Coach Heisman Jul 11, 2014 In his fun and instructive book Grandmaster Secrets: Openings (recommended for those 1700+), GM Andy Soltis discusses in some detail why it is not necessary good, and often misguided, that average tournament and club players feel it necessary to... http://www.chess.com/article/view/qampa-with-coach-heisman-jul-11-2014 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 07:25:15 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/qampa-with-coach-heisman-jul-11-2014 The Masterâs Bulletin, July 2014 SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Dubai Heights “As a chess journalist I have travelled quite a lot and I have seen many interesting places. The farthest to th... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-masters-bulletin-july-2014 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 01:08:37 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-masters-bulletin-july-2014 Living Chess      Chess has had some difficulty throughout the years in presenting itself as a form of public entertainment. There has been some isolated cases where chess made good TV and even a few instances where chess was limelighted and managed to ca... http://www.chess.com/article/view/living-chess Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:24:28 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/living-chess A historic tournament to start on chess.com July 5! Would you like to play in a weekend tournament (over the next two weekends) with a time control of 90 30 (That's 90 minutes plus a 30 second increment each move) without having to travel? You can do it on chess.com in this historic event. This is ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/a-historic-tournament-to-start-on-chesscom-july-5 Fri, 04 Jul 2014 13:34:12 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/a-historic-tournament-to-start-on-chesscom-july-5 Scoring the Winning Goal Slowly, I savored my "organic" burger with cheddar and avocado slices. Although my surroundings were bursting with life, all that I could focus on was the dramatic last round. In a sense, the thought of playing the last chess game was therapeutic,... http://www.chess.com/article/view/highlights-from-the-7th-ny-international Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:20:28 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/highlights-from-the-7th-ny-international Classic Pawn Structure, Part 3b In our first look at this pawn structure in Part 3a we explored the piece setups, dynamics, and general plans of the Burn Variation of the French Defense. Though doubling one's kingside pawns early in the game may look idiotic, the resulting struc... http://www.chess.com/article/view/classic-pawn-structure-part-3b Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:28:33 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/classic-pawn-structure-part-3b Chess.com University Seminar: Using Fritz and ChessBase Reader to Analyze Games and Create PGN Files Many Chess.com University students have had trouble creating, viewing, and editing PGN files. Students have also struggled at installing and using chess engines in Fritz and/or Chessbase. These days, it is very useful to know how to use programs... http://www.chess.com/article/view/chesscom-university-seminar-using-fritz-and-chessbase-reader-to-analyze-games-and-create-pgn-files Sun, 29 Jun 2014 13:22:27 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/chesscom-university-seminar-using-fritz-and-chessbase-reader-to-analyze-games-and-create-pgn-files Review: John Nunn's Chess Course There is much debate these days about whether Magnus Carlsen has already surpassed Garry Kasparov as the best player of all time - have these people forgotten that Carlsen has only been World Champion for less than a year now? Kasparov reigned for... http://www.chess.com/article/view/review-john-nunns-chess-course Sun, 29 Jun 2014 01:33:24 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/review-john-nunns-chess-course Die Spielerfolge der Schachmeister      As can be seen in the introduction, this article from Schach-Jahrbuch in 1891 endeavored to amass data on the interplay among 32 leading players from the second half of the 19th century.  It apparently includes only what the author deem... http://www.chess.com/article/view/die-spielerfolge-der-scachmeister Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:13:45 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/die-spielerfolge-der-scachmeister Q&A with Coach Heisman Jun 27, 2014 "I did action X and gained Y rating points so I suggest everyone should do that." This claim came up during the show, raising the question: How helpful it would be for others to follow the suggestion? In order to address this issue, we should sta... http://www.chess.com/article/view/qampa-with-coach-heisman-jun-27-2014 Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:56:20 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/qampa-with-coach-heisman-jun-27-2014 Chess Informant 120 Maracana with Morozevich Yet not reading latest Chess Informant 120 Maracana? Seriously?  THE PERIODICAL THE PROS USE Book: Paperback, 340 pages, English language. CD: in ChessBase format (with PGN). Our four times-a-year publication aspires to be an arena that g... http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-informant-120-maracana-with-morozevich Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:51:05 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-informant-120-maracana-with-morozevich ACO World Amateur Chess Championship Rhodes (Greece) 2014 ACO World Amateur Chess Championship Rhodes (Greece) 2014 The ACO World Amateur Chess Championship took place on the Greek island of Rhodes from 7-16 June, 2014. 237 players with ages between 8 to 86 fought for the title of ACO World Champion in ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/aco-world-amateur-chess-championship-rhodes-greece-2014 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 06:45:04 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/aco-world-amateur-chess-championship-rhodes-greece-2014