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 Mikhail Tal vs Vasily Smyslov - 1959 Candidates Chess TournamentMikhail Tal employs the Closed Breyer variation against Vasily Smyslov's Caro-Kann Defense. Do not however be detracted by the word 'closed', as the position by move 7 is anything but. A tactical and dynamic position quickly arises where an emphas...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/mikhail-tal-vs-vasily-smyslov---1959-candidates-chess-tournamentWed, 30 Jul 2014 19:52:56 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/mikhail-tal-vs-vasily-smyslov---1959-candidates-chess-tournamentChess Traps #9: Elephant Trap - Queen's Gambit DeclinedThe Elephant Trap is a chess trap for black out of the Queen's Gambit Declined. If white tries to exploit a pinned knight on f6 as early as move 6, they will have fallen for the Elephant Trap. The end result is white loses a minor piece and only h...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/chess-traps-9-elephant-trap---queens-gambit-declinedMon, 28 Jul 2014 13:25:35 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/chess-traps-9-elephant-trap---queens-gambit-declinedHow to Solve Chess Puzzles #15I share my thoughts while trying to solve 3 chess puzzles from Tactics Trainer. Can you go 3 for 3? :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymDxNRsTMkw http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/how-to-solve-chess-puzzles-15Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:05:57 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/how-to-solve-chess-puzzles-15How to Solve Chess Puzzles #14I share my thoughts while trying to solve 3 chess puzzles from Tactics Trainer. Can you solve them? http://youtu.be/MSxaC9oYKso http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/how-to-solve-chess-puzzles-14Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:13:13 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/how-to-solve-chess-puzzles-14How to Solve Chess Puzzles #13I share my thoughts while trying to solve 3 chess puzzles via Tactics Trainer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvOkepZaUZk http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/how-to-solve-chess-puzzles-13Wed, 09 Jul 2014 08:24:54 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/how-to-solve-chess-puzzles-13LIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #285: Human vs Computer ImpossibleThese are 2 blitz chess games I played against computer impossible. Time controls are set at 5 minutes with a 2 second increment for each player. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEaHrmPaiDE http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-285-human-vs-computer-impossibleWed, 02 Jul 2014 09:52:18 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-285-human-vs-computer-impossibleHow to Solve Chess Puzzles #12I share my thoughts while trying to solve 3 chess puzzles via Tactics Trainer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-GfjHh313E  http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/how-to-solve-chess-puzzles-12Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:32:39 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/how-to-solve-chess-puzzles-12Round 1 - Carlsen vs Georgiev - 2014 FIDE World Rapid Chess ChampionshipThis is a review of World Champion Magnus Carlsen's Round 1 game from the 2014 FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship held in United Arab Emirates, Dubai. Carlsen was white against Kiril Georgiev. The opening played was the Queen's Gambit Declined, T...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/round-1---carlsen-vs-georgiev---2014-fide-world-rapid-chess-championshipFri, 20 Jun 2014 09:36:01 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/round-1---carlsen-vs-georgiev---2014-fide-world-rapid-chess-championshipHow to Solve Chess Puzzles #11I share my thoughts while trying to solve 3 chess puzzles from Tactics Trainer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWlYBzdzdzA http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/how-to-solve-chess-puzzles-11Sat, 14 Jun 2014 21:23:26 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/how-to-solve-chess-puzzles-11An endgame technique to avoid chess calculationAn important question that often comes about in an endgame is "Can the king catch the pawn?". We can calculate this by counting the number of moves it'll take each player, or visualizing the moves of each player. This video however illustrates a s...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/an-endgame-technique-to-avoid-chess-calculationSun, 25 May 2014 09:11:22 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/an-endgame-technique-to-avoid-chess-calculationHow to Solve Chess Puzzles #9I share my thoughts while trying to solve 3 chess puzzles. Can you solve all 3 ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqggj711L1I http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/how-to-solve-chess-puzzles-9Tue, 20 May 2014 20:37:59 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/how-to-solve-chess-puzzles-9Komodo TCEC vs Rybka 4 - Queen's Indian Defense 4.g3 Bb7  This is a game played between two chess engines, namely Komodo TCEC (Thoresen Chess Engines Competition) and Rybka 4. The opening played between these two chess programs was the Queen's Indian defense with 4.g3 Bb7. It was played with standard...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/komodo-tcec-vs-rybka-4---queens-indian-defense-4g3-bb7Fri, 16 May 2014 11:45:50 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/komodo-tcec-vs-rybka-4---queens-indian-defense-4g3-bb7Norway + Houdini vs Magnus CarlsenWorld Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen competes against a mystery man in a red morph suit. Could it be Houdini? Well not quite. The mystery man was later (after the game) revealed to be cross-country skiing legend Oddvar Brå who simply relayed the c...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/norway--houdini-vs-magnus-carlsenSat, 10 May 2014 08:28:43 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/norway--houdini-vs-magnus-carlsenLIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #276: Human vs Computer ImpossibleThis is a blitz chess game I played against computer impossible while livestreaming. Time controls are set at 5 minutes with a 2 second increment for each player. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLnAD9acpts http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-276-human-vs-computer-impossibleFri, 09 May 2014 13:46:31 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-276-human-vs-computer-impossibleLIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #275: Human vs Computer ImpossibleThis is a blitz chess game I played against computer impossible while livestreaming. Time controls are set at 5 minutes with a 2 second increment for each player. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYxImXxvU88 http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-275-human-vs-computer-impossibleThu, 08 May 2014 14:05:45 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-275-human-vs-computer-impossibleAlexander Khalifman vs Evgeny Sveshnikov - 1996 Russian Chess ChampionshipThis is a game between Alexander Khalifman and Evgeny Sveshnikov from the 1996 Russian Chess Championship. Khalifman gambits a pawn out of the Queen's Gambit Declined versus Sveshnikov's constructed semi-slav pawn structure (e6, d5, c6). Khalifman...http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/alexander-khalifman-vs-evgeny-sveshnikov---1996-russian-chess-championshipWed, 07 May 2014 10:38:36 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/alexander-khalifman-vs-evgeny-sveshnikov---1996-russian-chess-championshipLIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #274: Human vs Computer ImpossibleThis is a blitz chess game I played against computer impossible while livestreaming. Time controls are set at 5 minutes with a 2 second increment for each player. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhaynnPIWt4 http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-274-human-vs-computer-impossibleTue, 06 May 2014 11:12:26 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-274-human-vs-computer-impossibleLIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #273: Human vs Computer ImpossibleThis is a blitz chess game I played against computer impossible while livestreaming. Time controls are set at 5 minutes with a 2 second increment for each player. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOLJXgt4pbY http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-273-human-vs-computer-impossible2Mon, 05 May 2014 20:02:14 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-273-human-vs-computer-impossible2LIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #272: Human vs Computer ImpossibleThis is a blitz chess game I played against computer impossible while livestreaming. Time controls are set at 5 minutes with a 2 second increment for each player. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ors6jJFYVg0 http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-272-human-vs-computer-impossibleSun, 04 May 2014 09:28:37 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-272-human-vs-computer-impossibleLIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #271: Human vs Computer Impossible This is a blitz game I played against computer impossible while livestreaming. Time controls are set at 5 minutes with a 2 second increment for each player. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_sslf0D1vc http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-271-human-vs-computer-impossibleSat, 03 May 2014 16:30:55 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-271-human-vs-computer-impossible