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 Endgame PercentagesDr. Karsten Müeller (born 23.11.70 in Hamburg, West Germany) is a German GM and author. He earned the GM title in 1998 and a PhD in mathematics in 2002 at the University of Hamburg. He had placed third in the 1996 German championship and sec...http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/endgame-percentagesTue, 23 Jul 2013 09:32:12 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/endgame-percentagesK+R+P vs K+R http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/krp-vs-krFri, 12 Jul 2013 02:18:32 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/krp-vs-krKosteniuk by a Knockout in 25!BTW the KO was in 25 moves, not rds vs fellow GM Edouard Romain in a rapid transit game played at the Geneva Masters Tnmt on 28.06.13. Alexandra Kosteniuk (born 23.04.84  in Perm, Russia) was the 12th women's world chess champion.  She started t...http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/kosteniuk-kills-a-gmSun, 30 Jun 2013 02:42:32 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/kosteniuk-kills-a-gmPetrosian Pummels Fischer!Before the two future World Champions squared off in this game "Tiger" Tigran Petrosian was +2 -1 =3 vs the "Bobby" Fischer, and after the game was +3 -1 =3 thanks to Bobby's use of an "irresponsible" line as White vs the French Defense MacCutcheo...http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/petrosian-pummels-fischerTue, 11 Jun 2013 12:01:01 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/petrosian-pummels-fischerFischer defeats Najdorf playing the NajdorfMiguel Najdorf born in Grodzisk Mazowiecki near Warsaw, Poland, April 15, 1910 - died in Málaga, Spain, July 4, 1997) was a Polish-born Argentine chess grandmaster, famous for his Najdorf Variation. He also made major contributions to t...http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/fischer-defeats-najdorf-playing-the-najdorfSun, 19 May 2013 07:47:43 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/fischer-defeats-najdorf-playing-the-najdorfFischer - Geller Bled 1961: Hoist with his own PetardEfim Petrovich Geller (1925- 1998) was a Soviet chess player and world-class GM at his peak. He won the Soviet CH in 1953, 1956, 1962, 1965, 1968, and 1971. He won four Ukrainian Championship titles (in 1950, 1957, 1958, and 1959) and shar...http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/fischer---geller-bled-1961-hoist-with-his-own-petardFri, 17 May 2013 02:34:56 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/fischer---geller-bled-1961-hoist-with-his-own-petardFischer Bashes Benko!Chess Life magazine, Jan 1964 reported: "In the later stages of the tnmt (US CH) some of FIscher's opponents did almost as much to guarantee his 11-0 score as Bobby did. The building tension worked to Fischer's advantage...On Dec 30 he won his las...http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/fischer-bashes-benkoWed, 15 May 2013 21:02:28 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/fischer-bashes-benkoLinks to Chess Cheating Articles - And a Bonus Tribute!Here's some links to articles about cheating in chess. The first article by IM Tim Harding is very long and detailed, and well worth reading - if you're interested in this topic. And while we're on the subject of cheating let's not forget a famous...http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/links-to-chess-cheating-articlesFri, 10 May 2013 19:54:25 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/links-to-chess-cheating-articlesBronstein's Big Endgame MistakeDavid Ionovich Bronstein (February 19, 1924 - December 5, 2006) was a Soviet chess grandmaster, who narrowly missed becoming World Chess Champion in 1951. Bronstein (seen here in a picture from 1963)  was one of the world's strongest player...http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/bronsteins-big-mistake-an-unusual-endgameThu, 02 May 2013 00:25:57 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/bronsteins-big-mistake-an-unusual-endgameWhy did they hate chess?The long quote by Poe (pictured here) seems to indicate he knew how to play both chess and checkers, and that he didn't know what he was talking about. I like checkers BTW but his comparison of the games is nonsensical drivel...was he a disgruntle...http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/why-did-they-hate-chessTue, 23 Apr 2013 10:06:52 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/why-did-they-hate-chessSmyslov Skips An EndgameVassily Smyslov (World Chess Champion 1957-1958) was known for his positional style, and, in particular, his precise handling of the endgame, but many of his games featured spectacular tactical shots as well (Like this one below!) . He made enorm...http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/smyslov-skips-an-endgameSat, 20 Apr 2013 19:01:15 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/smyslov-skips-an-endgameBondarevsky Should've Stuck With VodkaIgor Zakharovich Bondarevsky (May 12, 1913, Rostov-on-the-Don, Russia - June 14, 1979, Pyatigorsk) was a SovietRussian chess Grandmaster in both over-the-board and correspondence chess, an International Arbiter, trainer, and chess author. ...http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/bondarevsky-shouldve-stuck-with-vodkaSat, 20 Apr 2013 01:11:58 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/bondarevsky-shouldve-stuck-with-vodkaHeavyweight Heavy Piece Endgames"Heavy piece endgames" are endgames when Queens and/or Rooks and pawns left on the board. Here are 2 "heavyweight" games (pun intended) starring future World Champion Vassily Smyslov, one of the greatest players of all time AND one of the greatest...http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/a-heavyweight-heavy-piece-endgameSat, 16 Mar 2013 20:34:12 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/a-heavyweight-heavy-piece-endgameBeginner Chess Book RecommendationsCHESS BOOKS FOR BEGINNERS Since beginners often ask for advice on which chess books to buy and read here in the forums I've made up a list of recommendations here. Everything here should be available at amazon and I suggest looking for used copie...http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/beginner-chess-book-recommendationsSat, 09 Mar 2013 17:51:41 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/beginner-chess-book-recommendationsA famous Bishop vs Knight ending OR, Smyslov Blows Botvinnik Off the Board!Vasily Vasilyevich Smyslov March 1921 - 27 March 2010)  was a Soviet and Russian chess grandmaster, and was World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958. He was a Candidate for the World Chess Championship on eight occasions (1948, 1950, 19...http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/a-famous-bishop-vs-knight-ending-or-smyslov-blows-botvinnik-off-the-board3Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:13:06 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/a-famous-bishop-vs-knight-ending-or-smyslov-blows-botvinnik-off-the-board3NimzoRoy's TOP TEN Chess MythsNimzoRoy's TOP TEN Urban Chess Legends  I've put them in chronological order because I couldn't decide on how to rate them in terms of #1 thru #10 based on their popularity and/or bogosity. If I don't provide verifying links just go to Edward Wi...http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/nimzoroys-top-ten-chess-mythsSun, 03 Mar 2013 21:24:39 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/nimzoroys-top-ten-chess-mythsPillsbury Pummels Tarrasch! Hastings 1895, QGD D55Masters at Hastings 1895. Standing:  Marco, Blackburne, Maróczy, Schiffers, Tinsley. Seated:  Chigorin, Lasker, Pillsbury, Tarrasch To see all the participants in the uncropped photo click on this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hastings_1...http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/pillsbury-pummels-tarrasch-hastings-1895-qgdSat, 23 Feb 2013 02:53:57 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/pillsbury-pummels-tarrasch-hastings-1895-qgdBattery FAQsThe picture here is not a plug for this brand, but just to let viewers know what this blog is about at a glance. Having problems with a mouse, keyboard, remote control or any other device that uses batteries? The first trouble-shooting step is to...http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/battery-faqs-without-assaultWed, 20 Feb 2013 18:03:26 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/battery-faqs-without-assaultFischer-Spassky 1972 WCH Game 13 (B04)Fischer once again pulls a new opening out of his seemingly inexhaustible bag of opening tricks for the WCH by playing the Alekhine's Defense, last seen in the 1935 WCH when Euwe played it vs. Alekhine! "This defense is completely hypermodern in ...http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/fischer-spassky-1972-wch-game-13-b04Tue, 19 Feb 2013 23:13:17 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/fischer-spassky-1972-wch-game-13-b04Search Engine TipsIt isn't always possible to answer your own questions about chess or anything else by using a search engine (SE), but I'm still fascinated by the apparently large number of people here and elsewhere who don't appear to have a clue about using them...http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/how-to-answer-your-own-chess-questions---dy1Sun, 17 Feb 2013 20:35:03 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/NimzoRoy/how-to-answer-your-own-chess-questions---dy1