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 Busted openings #2 - Göring gambit with 4. Qxd4?Let me be clear--the Göring gambit itself is utterly sound. It doesn't give White more than equality but it can lead to interesting and dynamic positions, especially when Black takes on c3. It's definitely worth trying out if you don't mind being...http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/busted-openings-2---goumlring-gambit-with-4-qxd4Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:47:48 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/busted-openings-2---goumlring-gambit-with-4-qxd4Puzzle #52 - Invasionhttp://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-52---invasionThu, 02 Jul 2015 03:42:37 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-52---invasionPuzzle #51 - Central spacehttp://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-51---central-spaceWed, 01 Jul 2015 05:50:03 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-51---central-spacePuzzle #50 - Pushed backhttp://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-50---pushed-backWed, 01 Jul 2015 05:46:34 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-50---pushed-backPuzzle #49 - Mating attackhttp://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-49---mating-attackWed, 01 Jul 2015 05:41:25 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-49---mating-attackPuzzle #48 - Fischer - Benko, 1962 http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-48---fischer---benko-1962Mon, 29 Jun 2015 01:08:31 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-48---fischer---benko-1962Dame c/ pion passé sur la 7e rangéeLa position :- un des joueurs ne possède plus qu'une dame ;- l'autre joueur a :* un pion passé sur la 2e/7e rangée ;* son roi à proximité du pion ;- le trait est au joueur qui a une dame. C'est de la colonne sur laquelle sur se trouve le pio...http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/dame-c-pion-passeacute-sur-la-7e-rangeacuteeSat, 27 Jun 2015 13:43:55 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/dame-c-pion-passeacute-sur-la-7e-rangeacuteeQueen vs a passed pawn on the 7th rankAbout the position:- one side only has a queen remaining;- the other side has:* a passed pawn on the 2nd/7th rank,* their king in close proximity to the pawn;- it's the side with the queen to move. The result of the game depends on which file the...http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/queen-vs-a-passed-pawn-on-the-7th-rankSat, 27 Jun 2015 13:07:30 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/queen-vs-a-passed-pawn-on-the-7th-rankEnglish opening, Agincourt defense - How to unsettle 1. c4 players http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/english-opening-agincourt-defense---how-to-unsettle-english-playersThu, 25 Jun 2015 12:32:27 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/english-opening-agincourt-defense---how-to-unsettle-english-playersRook vs a passed pawnIt's actually pretty hard for White to lose this position. The only moves that don't win or draw are Rd7 and Re7, hanging the rook! As for winning, there are several ways but let's pick the simplest one. Let's look at the same position with th...http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/rook-vs-a-passed-pawn-easySun, 21 Jun 2015 07:03:52 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/rook-vs-a-passed-pawn-easyBrush up on your king and pawn endgames!Think you don't need to? C'mon, I'm sure you'll fail at this puzzle on your first try. One of the possible solution is below the diagram in white. Highlight to view. [1. Kd2 Kf4 2. Kc2 Ke5 3. Kd3 Kd5 4. g5 Ke5 5. g6 Kf6 6. Kxd4 Kg7 7. Ke5...http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/brush-up-on-your-king-and-pawn-endgamesWed, 17 Jun 2015 12:00:21 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/brush-up-on-your-king-and-pawn-endgamesSame-colored bishops ending, passed pawn on the 7thWhite's extra pawn doesn't look like it means much as it has to promote on a light-square where it'll be instantly captured by the black bishop. With precise play, however, White can take c8 under control and force the promotion. Let's see how tha...http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/same-colored-bishops-ending-passed-pawn-on-the-7thWed, 17 Jun 2015 11:16:02 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/same-colored-bishops-ending-passed-pawn-on-the-7thThe Vancura positionThe Vancura position occurs when: - one side has a passed pawn, which is on a rook-file; - the pawn isn't beyond the 6th rank; - the stronger side's rook is in front of the pawn; - the defending side's rook is attacking the pawn from the side. ...http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/the-vancura-positionWed, 17 Jun 2015 04:37:54 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/the-vancura-positionTwo rooks vs one rookWhite has an extra rook and has managed to trap the black king on the rim. What's left to do then? Checkmate, of course! But it might not be so easy. As long as the black rook stays on the 8th rank, the only try for White is going to be Rh8 but th...http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/two-rooks-vs-one-rookWed, 17 Jun 2015 03:39:38 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/two-rooks-vs-one-rookRook ending with a pawn on the 6thIt may look grim for Black but actually they have more than one way to draw this position. Let's examine the more simple ones. http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/rook-ending-with-a-pawn-on-the-6thTue, 16 Jun 2015 13:52:05 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/rook-ending-with-a-pawn-on-the-6thRook vs knight ending (easy)http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/rook-vs-knight-ending-easyTue, 16 Jun 2015 13:23:23 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/rook-vs-knight-ending-easyA well-known rook endinghttp://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/a-well-known-rook-endingTue, 16 Jun 2015 04:12:40 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/a-well-known-rook-endingKnight ending with a passed pawnThis ending looks difficult to win as the white knight is controlling the promotion square f1 and is ready to sacrifice itself for the pawn at any moment, drawing the game instantly. With the right method, however, Black will obtain a queen. There...http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/knight-ending-with-a-passed-pawnMon, 15 Jun 2015 13:36:56 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/knight-ending-with-a-passed-pawnPuzzle #47 - Mate in 2 In Chess: 5334 Problems by L. Polgar.http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-47---mate-in-2Wed, 27 May 2015 02:06:09 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-47---mate-in-2vs Chess.com Android app comp http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/vs-chesscom-android-app-compFri, 15 May 2015 10:00:52 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/vs-chesscom-android-app-comp