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 Today's Game - Smith Morra Gambit #2 Today I played a 60|0 game I'm quite proud of, analysis after the game showed very little inaccuracies but overall my play was quite accurate. Some of the puzzles, comments can be open to discussions, feel free to share your thoughts in the comm...http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/todays-game---smith-morra-gambit-2Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:29:50 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/todays-game---smith-morra-gambit-2Today's Game - Sicilian Dragon Today's game was against an opponent from the past, I last played against CM Thunder_Penguin a year ago and I had a chance to play against him today in a 15|10 game. http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/todays-game---sicilian-dragonTue, 24 Jun 2014 09:20:39 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/todays-game---sicilian-dragonToday's Game - Ruy Lopez: Exchange Variation #3 Sorry for not writing a blog yesterday, I couldn't find time. I'll write 2 today to make up for it. This game was against a friend of mine in live chess in 6|4 time controls. So this was a blitz game but I think it was interesting. http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/todays-game---ruy-lopez-exchange-variation-3Tue, 24 Jun 2014 01:57:51 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/todays-game---ruy-lopez-exchange-variation-3Today's Game - Ruy Lopez: Exchange Variation #2 Today's game was a 25|5 I played in live chess. The opening was Ruy Lopez: Exchange and just like my opponent from 3 days ago black responded with the peculiar 5...Bd6!?, enjoy. Edit:4.Bxc6!! is a joke. http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/todays-game---ruy-lopez-exchange-variation-2Sun, 22 Jun 2014 12:44:09 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/todays-game---ruy-lopez-exchange-variation-2Today's Game - Sicilian Alapin Welcome, today I played a nice 15|10 game in the live chess against Mainline_Novelty. Here it is with analysis. http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/todays-game---sicilian-alapinSat, 21 Jun 2014 12:27:32 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/todays-game---sicilian-alapinToday's Game - Smith Morra Gambit This was a 45|45 game played in live chess against a familiar opponent, MSC157. This was the first game of this year's Summer APA.  http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/todays-game---smith-morra-gambitFri, 20 Jun 2014 04:42:25 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/todays-game---smith-morra-gambitToday's Game - Ruy Lopez: Exchange Variation This is a 15|10 game I played today, I'll try to play at least one long game everyday and analyze. Hopefully longer than 15|10 in the following days.  Can you find the win? Edit: Just kidding with 4.Bxc6!!http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/todays-game---ruy-lopez-exchange-variationThu, 19 Jun 2014 13:15:16 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/todays-game---ruy-lopez-exchange-variationLearn From Masters - Nimzowitsch Aron Nimzowitsch (1886-1935), author of the famous book "My System", was known as the father of hypermodern approach. His impact on today's chess is huge, the ideas in his book was and is widely used by chess players including masters. It is ve...http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---nimzowitschSun, 28 Jul 2013 14:06:20 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---nimzowitschLearn From Masters - Alekhine (Part 4) (Welcome to the last part of LFM: Alekhine! Feel free to vote for the next master in comments section. You can find earlier blogs to the right.)   I wanted to conclude this series with an energetic game and I found a fantastic one. We will...http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---alekhine-part-4Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:10:55 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---alekhine-part-4Learn From Masters - Alekhine (Part 3) (Welcome to part 3 of this series about Alexander Alekhine. You can find earlier blogs to the right. Enjoy!) In the last part we discussed a game from Bogoljubov-Alekhine World Championship Match in 1929. After that match ended with a crushing ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---alekhine-part-3Sun, 21 Jul 2013 10:33:41 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---alekhine-part-3Learn From Masters - Alekhine (Part 2) (Welcome to part 2 of this series about Alexander Alekhine. You can find earlier blogs to the right. Enjoy!) Last time we looked at the World Championship match between Capablanca and Alekhine in 1927. In this blog, we will look at a game from ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---alekhine-part-2Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:33:13 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---alekhine-part-2Learn From Masters - Alekhine Alexander Alekhine(1892-1946) was the fourth official World Champion, crowned in 1927 after his well deserved win. He was the winner against a master thought to be unbeatable at his time, J.R. Capablanca. His defeat came as bit of a surprise...http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---alekhineSun, 14 Jul 2013 08:57:37 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---alekhineLearn From Masters - Morphy (Part 4) (Welcome to part 4 of this series, if you haven't seen the earlier blogs you can find them to the right. Since this is the last part, feel free to vote for a master you'd like to see here next. Enjoy!) Until now, we have seen Paul Morphy's game...http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---morphy-part-4Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:04:28 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---morphy-part-4Learn From Masters - Morphy (Part 3) (Welcome to part 3 of this series about Paul Morphy. If you haven't read first two parts you can find links to the right. Enjoy!) In the last two blogs we have discussed some games from Morphy's trip to Europe. After his match against Daniel Ha...http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---morphy-part-3Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:41:18 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---morphy-part-3Learn From Masters - Morphy (Part 2) (If you haven't read the first part you can find the link to the right.) Last time we looked at a game from Löwenthal match, arguably the best player in London at that time. After winning that match convincingly, Morphy continued his trip and ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---morphy-part-2Tue, 09 Jul 2013 23:39:58 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---morphy-part-2Learn From Masters - Morphy (After my last blog I've got responses asking for Paul Morphy as the next master to learn from so here we are!) Paul Morphy was an American chess master born in 1837. Known as a player ahead of his time, he played exciting chess and bested ma...http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---morphyTue, 09 Jul 2013 15:36:22 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---morphyLearn From Masters - Capablanca (Part 4) So far we have seen 3 great games of the genius, J.R. Capablanca. This blog will be the 4th and probably the last installment of my series on this great player. If you want me to continue with Capablanca, let me know in the comments. If not, tel...http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---capablanca-part-4Tue, 09 Jul 2013 04:47:57 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---capablanca-part-4Learn From Masters - Capablanca (Part 3) (Welcome to the 3rd part of this series! You can find the earlier parts in the "Learn From Masters" section to the right.) In part 2, we saw an interesting idea in the middlegame. As usual, Capablanca got an alright position after the opening, ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---capablanca-part-3Mon, 08 Jul 2013 05:44:24 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---capablanca-part-3Learn From Masters - Capablanca (Part 2)   (If you didn't, you can read part 1 by clicking here.) Welcome to the 2nd part of "Learn From Masters - Capablanca". Last time we saw his "simple" middlegame technique used against Tartakower for a great win in the slightly better rook e...http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---capablanca-part-2Sun, 07 Jul 2013 04:15:20 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---capablanca-part-2Learn From Masters - Capablanca   In this and the next 3 blogs I will be analyzing games of José Raúl Capablanca, who was the world champion from 1921 to 1927. I chose him as the first master for this series because his playstyle is astonishing. The word "astonishing" ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---capablancaSat, 06 Jul 2013 17:24:32 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Stormstout/learn-from-masters---capablanca