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 Sinquefield Cup 2015: Veselin Topalov vs Fabiano Caruana (Grand Chess Tour)This is a round 5 game from the 2015 Sinquefield Cup between Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria, and Fabiano Caruana of the United States. The Sinquefield Cup is held at the Saint Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center in Missouri, USA. This tournament a...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/sinquefield-cup-2015-veselin-topalov-vs-fabiano-caruana-grand-chess-tourFri, 28 Aug 2015 07:58:55 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/sinquefield-cup-2015-veselin-topalov-vs-fabiano-caruana-grand-chess-tourSinquefield Cup 2015: Magnus Carlsen vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Grand Chess Tour)This is a round 3 game from the 2015 Sinquefield Cup between the current world chess champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway, and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France. The Sinquefield Cup is held at the Saint Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center in Missou...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/sinquefield-cup-2015-magnus-carlsen-vs-maxime-vachier-lagrave-grand-chess-tourWed, 26 Aug 2015 00:52:57 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/sinquefield-cup-2015-magnus-carlsen-vs-maxime-vachier-lagrave-grand-chess-tourSinquefield Cup 2015: Anish Giri vs Alexander Grischuk (Grand Chess Tour)This is a round 1 game from the 2015 Sinquefield Cup between Anish Giri of the Netherlands and Alexander Grischuk of Russia. The Sinquefield Cup is held at the Saint Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center in Missouri, USA. This tournament acts as ...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/sinquefield-cup-2015-anish-giri-vs-alexander-grischuk-grand-chess-tourMon, 24 Aug 2015 00:17:49 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/sinquefield-cup-2015-anish-giri-vs-alexander-grischuk-grand-chess-tourLIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #320: Caro-Kann Defense w/ 2. Ne2This is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 3|2. The opening was the Caro-Kann Defense with 2. Ne2. Typically the Caro-Kann leads us towards positional waters, however this game turns super sharp in short order. An emphasis in s...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-320-caro-kann-defense-w-2-ne2Sat, 22 Aug 2015 22:13:31 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-320-caro-kann-defense-w-2-ne2LIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #319: Sicilian Defence, Delayed Alapin VariationThis is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 3|2. The opening was the Sicilian Defence, Delayed Alapin Variation (c3 Sicilian). With a hanging pawn structure, one should seek to blockade before they're allowed to be set into moti...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-319-sicilian-defence-delayed-alapin-variationSun, 16 Aug 2015 21:08:36 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-319-sicilian-defence-delayed-alapin-variationLIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #318: Caro-Kann Defense, Rasa-Studier Gambit DeclinedThis is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 3|2. The opening was the Caro-Kann Defense with white opting for the Rasa-Studier Gambit. The main idea with the Caro-Kann Defense is to mobilize the queen bishop, however one may have...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-318-caro-kann-defense-rasa-studier-gambit-declinedSun, 09 Aug 2015 22:09:22 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-318-caro-kann-defense-rasa-studier-gambit-declinedCool Chess Puzzle #10 - A. ProkopThis is a clever endgame study by A. Prokop involving a white bishop and pawns. It's white to move, can you find the sneaky solution?  Should you try to solve it, try to see the solution through to its end. https://youtu.be/NHsyUzkjSwk http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/cool-chess-puzzle-10---a-prokopFri, 07 Aug 2015 19:51:53 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/cool-chess-puzzle-10---a-prokopLIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #317: Sicilian Defense, Kan w/ 5.Nc3This is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 3|2. The opening was the Sicilian Defense, Kan variation. Both sides find it difficult to improve their position in this delicate middlegame position out of the Sicilian Defense, Kan v...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-317-sicilian-defense-kan-w-5nc3Sun, 02 Aug 2015 21:51:41 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-317-sicilian-defense-kan-w-5nc3LIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #316: Caro-Kann, ExchangeThis is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 3|2. The opening was the Caro-Kann, exchange variation. White aims to restrict black's light-squared bishop. Black however still manages to activate the light-squared bishop, obtain a ...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-316-caro-kann-exchangeSun, 26 Jul 2015 18:10:51 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-316-caro-kann-exchangeLIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #315: Open CatalanThis is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 3|2. The opening was the Open Catalan. What should be the focus when an imbalance of 2 rooks versus the queen is on board? Both perpetual check and coordination should "capture" our at...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-315-open-catalanSat, 18 Jul 2015 12:40:31 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-315-open-catalanWei Yi vs Lázaro Bruzón - Immortal Chess GameThis round 2 game from the 6th annual "Rural Credit Cup" held in Danzhou, China easily makes the list of best chess games ever played. 16-year-old super talent Wei Yi of China plays white against Lázaro Bruzón Batista of Cuba. The chess game was...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/wei-yi-vs-laacutezaro-bruzoacuten---immortal-chess-gameSat, 04 Jul 2015 02:27:02 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/wei-yi-vs-laacutezaro-bruzoacuten---immortal-chess-gameLIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #312: Polish Defense DeferredThis is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 3|2. The opening was the Polish Defense Deferred. Black's second move looks to kill two birds with one stone, namely prepare to fianchetto the queen bishop and prevent a white c4/d4 pa...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-312-polish-defense-deferredFri, 26 Jun 2015 22:14:39 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-312-polish-defense-deferredNorway Chess 2015 - Viswanathan Anand vs Magnus Carlsen (Grand Chess Tour)This is a round 4 game from Norway Chess 2015 between Viswanathan Anand and World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen. This tournament is being held in Stavanger, Norway. The 2015 edition of Norway Chess is the first event of the Grand Chess Tour. Anand...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/norway-chess-2015---viswanathan-anand-vs-magnus-carlsen-grand-chess-tourSat, 20 Jun 2015 06:21:23 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/norway-chess-2015---viswanathan-anand-vs-magnus-carlsen-grand-chess-tourNorway Chess 2015 - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Levon Aronian (Grand Chess Tour)This is a round 1 game from Norway Chess 2015 between Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Levon Aronian which is being held in Stavanger, Norway. The 2015 edition of Norway Chess is the first event of the Grand Chess Tour. After just a dozen moves out the ...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/norway-chess-2015---maxime-vachier-lagrave-vs-levon-aronian-grand-chess-tourWed, 17 Jun 2015 05:31:38 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/norway-chess-2015---maxime-vachier-lagrave-vs-levon-aronian-grand-chess-tourLIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #311: Nimzo-Indian Defense, ClassicalThis is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 3|2. The opening was the Nimzo-Indian Defense, Classical variation. https://youtu.be/fjFkIrab-JQ http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-311-nimzo-indian-defense-classicalSat, 13 Jun 2015 22:27:46 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-311-nimzo-indian-defense-classicalChess Kibitzing #72: NM vs IM Keaton Kiewra Sicilian Defense, ChekhoverHere's a kibitz of a 3-minute blitz chess game between a National Master and International Master Keaton Kiewra. Opening: Sicilian Defense, Chekhover variation https://youtu.be/kLs4qIsheAI http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/chess-kibitzing-72-nm-vs-im-keaton-kiewra-sicilian-defense-chekhoverSat, 06 Jun 2015 22:59:58 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/chess-kibitzing-72-nm-vs-im-keaton-kiewra-sicilian-defense-chekhoverHow to Solve Chess Puzzles #24I share my thoughts while trying to solve 3 chess puzzles. Feel free to quickly pause the video before I share what I'm thinking with each chess puzzle if you'd like to solve them on your own. https://youtu.be/PJU864m3MUI http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/how-to-solve-chess-puzzles-24Sat, 30 May 2015 15:48:46 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/how-to-solve-chess-puzzles-24LIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #310: Sicilian Kan, Maróczy bind  This is a blitz chess game I played with time control 3|2. The opening was the Sicilian Kan, Maróczy bind. https://youtu.be/9BswHta_Hxc http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-310-sicilian-kan-maroacuteczy-bindSat, 23 May 2015 21:22:29 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-310-sicilian-kan-maroacuteczy-bindLIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #309: Benoni Defense w/ Bf4 and e3This is a blitz chess game I played with time control 5|0. The opening was the Benoni Defense with a Bf4 and e3 setup. https://youtu.be/WMDI6sehLJI http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-309-benoni-defense-w-bf4-and-e3Sat, 16 May 2015 10:34:57 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-309-benoni-defense-w-bf4-and-e3LIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #308: King's Indian Defense, SämischThis is a blitz chess game I played with time control 3|2. The opening was the King's Indian Defense, Sämisch variation. https://youtu.be/SgRGWGdwo2s http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-308-kings-indian-defense-saumlmischSat, 02 May 2015 00:34:36 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-308-kings-indian-defense-saumlmisch