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 Reykjavik Open Comes To Chess.com/TV!![Blog History]      Beginning on Tuesday, March 10th, starting at 8 AM Pacific, Chess.com/TV  brings us opening round coverage of the 280-player filled 2015 Reykjavik Open, one which will be filled with celebration and a very special guest...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/reykjavik-open-comes-to-chesscomtvMon, 09 Mar 2015 13:32:49 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/reykjavik-open-comes-to-chesscomtvRensch Quenches Our Thirst for Chess Entertainment!![Blog History]      Chess.com/TV has come a long way over the past several years. From airing only one or two shows per week, the programming is regular and full, averaging 1-2 shows per day, with the occasional 4 shows in one day! Programm...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/whats-on-the-air-at-chesscomtvSat, 21 Feb 2015 14:55:20 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/whats-on-the-air-at-chesscomtv"The Knight's Fork Weekly" Chess "Newspaper" Is Here!!![Blog History]          Hello again everyone and welcome to the launch blog of my new side project, something not affiliated with my Chess.com/TV daily duties as a Super Admin or TV/Chat mod. Hopefully this will be the beginning of a new...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/quotthe-knights-fork-weeklyquot-launch-blogThu, 15 Jan 2015 11:45:47 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/quotthe-knights-fork-weeklyquot-launch-blogBullet Brawls Go Live! Danny's Quest for 2500!![Blog History]      Today we got a little bit of a treat on Chess.com/TV thanks in part to IM Danny Rensch. Usually, he tapes an episode of Bullet Brawls for YouTube for everyone to watch, but today, it went LIVE!! It was a short show, about ...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/bullet-brawls-go-live-dannys-quest-for-2500Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:08:27 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/bullet-brawls-go-live-dannys-quest-for-2500Jon Ludvig Puts The 'Hammer' Down[Blog History]      "The Other Norway GM" as he was jokingly referred to in the Official Chess.com/TV Group and on older Chess.com/TV shows like Pardon Our Blunders (Not the new versions, but the original show with IMs Danny Rensch and D...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/putting-the-hammer-downFri, 09 Jan 2015 00:26:27 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/putting-the-hammer-downA 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-since