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 A War Game With The Games Of War[Blog History]      A lot of things have occupied my life over the last year and a half. Some things had to do with chess, some with health, and some just plain stupid and nonsensical. I'm not going to cover all of it; I'm saving it for my au...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/a-war-game-with-the-games-of-warMon, 08 Dec 2014 15:07:18 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/a-war-game-with-the-games-of-warWow! It's 4 YEARS Since the Launch of the Chess.com/TV Group![Blog History]      Just last week, on November 11th, was the 4thAnniversary of the genesis of the Official Chess.com/TV Group, with its official "launch" anniversary being Dec. 15th. From its conception, the Group and Chess.com/TV became a s...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/wow-its-4-years-since-the-launch-of-chesscomtv-groupWed, 19 Nov 2014 12:43:29 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/wow-its-4-years-since-the-launch-of-chesscomtv-groupKirsan Ilyumzhinov Remains FIDE President![Blog History]      Hello again everyone! I know it's been a while since I put up a blog and for those few that follow my blogging activities here, I hope you're happy to finally see another entry up.      I know this is probably old new...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/kirsan-ilyumzhinov-remains-fide-presidentSat, 16 Aug 2014 08:53:13 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/kirsan-ilyumzhinov-remains-fide-presidentDanny Has Some Ups, A Couple Of Downs![Blog History]      So it's been a while since I've done a recap of Chess.com/TV's The BIG Show, and even though the show was a couple of days ago, I'm doing a recap of it at 2 AM on a Sunday morning, because, well, I can.       For th...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/danny-has-some-ups-a-couple-of-downsSat, 31 May 2014 23:56:31 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/danny-has-some-ups-a-couple-of-downsNorway? India? Oz Perhaps? Where???[Blog History]          OK so we're six months away from the FIDE World Chess Championship rematch between former champion Vishy Anand and the new World Champion, 23-year-old Magnus Carlsen. But there's one problem, where will the much an...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/where-will-the-2014-world-championship-match-be-heldSat, 17 May 2014 11:38:12 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/where-will-the-2014-world-championship-match-be-heldMagnus Carlsen On His Chess Approach[Blog History]    In a recent interview given to Le Monde, a French daily evening newspaper, the new FIDE World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen gives a little insight on how he approaches the game and the traits he learned from his former coach...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/magnus-carlsen-on-his-chess-approachSat, 19 Apr 2014 23:11:57 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/magnus-carlsen-on-his-chess-approachDanny Rensch Grazes Perfection![Blog History]      Hello again everyone and welcome to the recap of Chess.com/TV's The Big Show,which aired yesterday at 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern. For those of you that don't know about The Big Show, IM Danny Rensch plays a 10-game LIVE Ch...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/danny-rensch-grazes-perfectionThu, 06 Feb 2014 11:24:33 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/danny-rensch-grazes-perfectionAnand Confirms Candidates!![Blog History]      A few weeks ago, almost a month now in fact, I posted a blog about Anand's hesitancy in deciding if he's going to take part in the upcoming Candidates tournament to decide who will face Carsen in the new young Champion's r...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/anand-confirms-candidatesMon, 27 Jan 2014 11:47:35 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/anand-confirms-candidatesMagnus Carlsen Rules California![Blog History]      Magnus Carlsen has been very busy over this past week as he toured California and the Silicon Valley. First, Magnus Carlsen teaches(plays) chess with the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg, who sets yearly go...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/magnus-carlsen-rules-californiaTue, 21 Jan 2014 08:18:48 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/magnus-carlsen-rules-californiaGreat Magnus Carlsen Interview[Blog History]      I apologize for not getting this out sooner, but last week, on Chessbase, there was a great interview posted, that VG-TV, a Norwegian television channel did with the new World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen. Naturally, it'...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/great-magnus-carlsen-interviewFri, 10 Jan 2014 09:51:36 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/great-magnus-carlsen-interviewAnand: Undecided About Upcoming Candidates[Blog History]      In a recent article on Chessbase, former World Champion Vishy Anand seems to be up in the air about wanting to take part in the upcoming FIDE Candidates Tournament. By rights, as a former Champion, he automatically qualifi...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/anand-undecided-about-upcoming-candidatesSat, 28 Dec 2013 09:01:41 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/anand-undecided-about-upcoming-candidatesOK! This Time I Need 256 Players! :D[Blog History]       Since my first two tournaments are starting off well, I've decided to do another set of them, this time with better rating categories but using the same settings otherwise.   64 Players per tourney 2 Players per group...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/a-set-of-holiday-tournaments-startingTue, 24 Dec 2013 11:15:51 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/a-set-of-holiday-tournaments-startingI Need 128 Players!! Who Wants In??[Blog History]      OK everyone. The time has come for me to make my tournament announcement that I mentioned about in this past week's blog. I will be holding a set of tournaments that I will be setting up today. Here's the details about the...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/its-tournament-time-everyone-dSat, 14 Dec 2013 12:19:37 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/its-tournament-time-everyone-dYet Another Blog Post :D[Blog History]      Hello again and welcome to yet another blog entry! This time it's centered around my own play against Fritz 12--the only way I really play chess these days. Now I play Fritz in Friend Mode, which basically means it adjusts...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/yet-not-another-blog-post-dMon, 09 Dec 2013 14:10:03 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/yet-not-another-blog-post-dSo, What Has Happened Since...[Blog History]        It's been a while since my last blog. There are several reasons for it, one being the struggle with my own health issues; the other has just been the ugly head of Steam and my computer games always coming to the forefro...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/so-what-has-happened-sinceSat, 07 Dec 2013 11:59:42 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/so-what-has-happened-sinceTime For A LIttle Light Reading Perhaps?[Blog History]       As I was casually looking through my July 2013 issue of Chess Life, not really taking the time out to read anything I missed over the last few months, some dark clouds came rumbling through and I realized something horri...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/time-for-a-little-light-reading-perhapsSun, 14 Jul 2013 03:54:54 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/time-for-a-little-light-reading-perhapsGetting Back Into the Game[Blog History]    After a substantial time of being away from chess and this site, I've decided to make a surprise appearance and let you all know out there who have been following me (all 5 of you), that I'm returning to Chess.com.      T...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/getting-back-into-the-gameMon, 08 Jul 2013 12:42:16 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/getting-back-into-the-gameChess.com/TV Schedule Changes! TAKE NOTE!   For all of you marking your calendars!    We don't want you to miss your favorite broadcasts, so please note that, along with the return of "Pardon Our Blunders," there has been a shift in scheduling for "Your Games Analyzed" and "Melik an...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/and-you-thought-it-couldnt-get-any-betterThu, 04 Apr 2013 22:01:38 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/and-you-thought-it-couldnt-get-any-betterAronian Leads the Way; Ivanchuk In the Basement![Blog History]      After today's Round 3, the Candidates tournament is about a quarter way through games and against what many expected, Magnus Carlsen is not leading the way, but Armenian GM Levon Aronian. With keen eyes on Mag-Town, it's a...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/aronian-leads-the-way-ivanchuk-in-the-basementSun, 17 Mar 2013 15:35:04 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/aronian-leads-the-way-ivanchuk-in-the-basementJudit Polgar & Candidates Come To Chess.com/TV![Blog History]    Chess.com/TV has outdone itself this time! Over the next few months some new and exciting programming is coming your way, and most of them are open to ALL members! Not only is Chess.com/TV covering almost every round of the cu...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/judit-polgar-candidates-comes-to-chesscomtvFri, 15 Mar 2013 08:48:29 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/judit-polgar-candidates-comes-to-chesscomtv