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 2nd Annual Wright Brothers Open Dear Chess.com Members. I want to inform all of you about an excellent chess tournament coming up in Dayton Ohio.With a guranteed prize pool of over 10,000 dollars the Wright Brothers Open promises to be one of the largest and most exciting chess ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/2nd-annual-wright-brothers-open Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:54:47 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/2nd-annual-wright-brothers-open The Masterâs Bulletin, September 2014 SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes The chess city that never sleeps “The location of the Olympiad was a special one: Tromsø, a city north of the Arctic C... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-masters-bulletin-september-2014 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:29:45 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-masters-bulletin-september-2014 Q&A with Coach Heisman Sep 12, 2014 "When you start a game, how do you get into the mood of concentrating from move 1?" "If you are in a bad mood, how do you prevent this from negatively affecting your play?" Those are good questions, and they are not completely unrelated. It only... http://www.chess.com/article/view/qampa-with-coach-heisman-sep-12-2014 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:51:18 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/qampa-with-coach-heisman-sep-12-2014 Official 2014 Mind Games Tournament Rules Chess.com's Mind Games Tournament Details & Schedule: Starting September 15th | Round 1 of 2014 Mind Games Begins: Round 1 of the tournament will start on September 15th Must be a member of the Mind Games group here http://www.chess.com... http://www.chess.com/article/view/official-2014-mind-games-tournament-rules Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:05:29 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/official-2014-mind-games-tournament-rules RIP Thomas Elberling This article will be extremely brief yet necessary. I just got news that Thomas Elberling, a very promising young player from New Jersey, was fatally shot by his father. He was #5 in the US for his 11 year olds and I have seen him around at tourna... http://www.chess.com/article/view/rip-thomas-elberling Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:48:21 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/rip-thomas-elberling Review: The Secret Life of Bad Bishops A former team member of mine has a favourite phrase which he likes to sing during blitz sessions with a big grin on his face: "gute Läufer, schlechte Läufer!" Referring to the legendary German grandmaster Wolfgang Uhlmann's similarly titled 1980... http://www.chess.com/article/view/review-the-secret-life-of-bad-bishops Sun, 07 Sep 2014 01:42:50 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/review-the-secret-life-of-bad-bishops Two Gold Medal Winners in Death Match 27 After a brief summer break, Chess.com's Death Match returns less than three days from now with a battle between two gold medal winners.  GM Wang Yue (China, FIDE 2713) will take on GM Aleksandr Lenderman (USA, FIDE 2584) in D... http://www.chess.com/article/view/two-gold-medal-winners-in-saturdays-death-match-27 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:27:58 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/two-gold-medal-winners-in-saturdays-death-match-27 Arizona Scorpions Win USCL Opener By Steve Farmer My favorite time of year is finally here; cooler weather, football season under way, the World Series is around the corner... as is basketball. But above all else, the US Chess League has already started! Chess.com hosted the US ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/arizona-scorpions-win-uscl-opener Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:21:51 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/arizona-scorpions-win-uscl-opener Q&A with Coach Heisman Aug 22, 2014 When Fabiano Caruano was about 12, he and his father Lou, whom I knew casually, approached the TD booth to ask for a bye in one of the Continental Chess Association's big Philadelphia-based open events. I was the fill-in TD and, although I knew h... http://www.chess.com/article/view/qampa-with-coach-heisman-aug-22-2014 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:45:14 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/qampa-with-coach-heisman-aug-22-2014 The Masterâs Bulletin, August 2014 SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Dubai Heights “In July I was on holidays for most of the month, and so I missed a lot of chess, for instance the annual tourn... http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-masters-bulletin-august-2014 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 01:25:04 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-masters-bulletin-august-2014 Review: My Junior Years in 20 Games One of the first chess books I bought myself was a red little volume in German called Garrik Kasparow - Idol der Jugend by T.Lais. Published in 1983 - when Kasparov was just 20 years old - it contained 60 lightly annotated games played by the late... http://www.chess.com/article/view/review-my-junior-years-in-20-games Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:18:35 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/review-my-junior-years-in-20-games Readersâ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 7 GOOD OR BAD? Mordecai10 asked: I have just completed part 1 of your Test Your Chess Understanding articles, and I wasn’t completely satisfied by one aspect of your solutions. In your solution to puzzle 2, you say the following: &lsquo... http://www.chess.com/article/view/readersrsquo-games-questions-and-comments-part-7 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:01:53 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/readersrsquo-games-questions-and-comments-part-7 Q&A with Coach Heisman Aug 8, 2014 "If you had to pick only one legacy to leave to the chess world, what would it be?" Well, I have long given up on any hopes of my campaign to de-emphasize the wonderfully accurate but humanly over-dependent rating system (see Encouraging Tourname... http://www.chess.com/article/view/qampa-with-coach-heisman-aug-8-2014 Sat, 09 Aug 2014 04:15:05 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/qampa-with-coach-heisman-aug-8-2014 Can a GM and Rybka beat Stockfish? About two months ago, Rubik's Cube extraordinaire and chess aficionado Tyson Mao approached me with a fascinating proposal. Together with his friend Jesse Levinson, Tyson was exploring the current state of computer chess engines. It is well... http://www.chess.com/article/view/how-rybka-and-i-tried-to-beat-the-strongest-chess-computer-in-the-world Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:57:35 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/how-rybka-and-i-tried-to-beat-the-strongest-chess-computer-in-the-world Chess in the Vieux Carré      The Vieux Carré  or French Quarter, cradled in the crescent of the Mississippi River, was the original site of La Nouvelle-Orléans.  Although during the 19th century New Orleans expanded and become more Americanized eroding th... http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-in-the-vieux-carreacute Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:12:50 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-in-the-vieux-carreacute Readersâ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 6 Million Dollar Fantasy QUESTION 1: Chess.com member Einet890 asked: “If you were to train me for two years to become a GM and had a million dollars on the line, what would the training look like?” ANSWER: This kind of question c... http://www.chess.com/article/view/readersrsquo-games-questions-and-comments-part-6 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:59:18 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/readersrsquo-games-questions-and-comments-part-6 Paul Morphy Screenplay      As many fans of Paul Morphy know, there have been some historical fiction written about him.  On my Morphy website  I host two short stories about Morphy:  "The Best American Chess Player" by Dan Heisman  and"The Day Kasparov Played ... http://www.chess.com/article/view/paul-morphy-screenplay Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:47:02 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/paul-morphy-screenplay Q&A with Coach Heisman July 25, 2014 "I noticed that the pre-registration for the Open section of the Holly Heisman Memorial (HHM) fundraiser chess tournament on Aug 3 (in Wynnewood, PA just outside Philadelphia) has several titled players. I am only in the 1500's. Is there any way I... http://www.chess.com/article/view/qampa-with-coach-heisman-july-25-20142 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:46:30 -0700 http://www.chess.com/article/view/qampa-with-coach-heisman-july-25-20142 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