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 Magnus 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 coac...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-chesscomtvThe Catalan, Pressure & Hope Chess[Blog History]    This was supposed to go up two days ago but I got a little sidetracked in other stuff, so here it is now. It's the recap of this week's Your Games Analyzed, hosted by GM Magesh Panchanathan. This week, Magesh asked a trivia qu...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/the-catalan-pressure-amp-hope-chessThu, 28 Feb 2013 09:53:18 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/the-catalan-pressure-amp-hope-chessMark Your Calenders! There's BIG Stuff Coming![Blog History]    The Chess.com/TV schedule page was just recently updated with shows through March and into April. Some monthly staples are there like the Deathmatches and IM Danny Rensch's "BIG Show" specials. Other weekly or bi-weekly shows,...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/upcoming-chesscomtv-scheduleTue, 26 Feb 2013 14:37:43 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/upcoming-chesscomtv-scheduleI Don't Want To Stalemate--Ever Again![Blog History]      Typically, something I've done in the past, a couple of weeks in advance of a Candidates Tournament, was to address each player's recent play, try to predict a winner, then write a summary. I would also offer projections f...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/im-not-doing-that-againSat, 23 Feb 2013 09:56:50 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/im-not-doing-that-againChess: The Game of Cheats?[Blog History]      Over the last few years, cheating in the chess world has grown exponentially. Like some monstrous “lifeform,” no one seems to know how to stop it. Can they? Will they?     &nbs...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/chess-the-game-of-cheatsSat, 09 Feb 2013 20:42:09 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/chess-the-game-of-cheatsAnand "Packing More Punch" in 2013?[Blog History]    Let's be honest about this. Anand hasn't really done anything spectacular since 2010 with his victory over Topalov, then Gelfand in 2012. Other than that, Anand was pretty much non-existent in competitive play last year. Yes, ...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/anand-quotpacking-more-punchquot-in-2013Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:39:10 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessMarkstheSpot/anand-quotpacking-more-punchquot-in-2013