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 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 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 Solving Complex Positions 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