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 Buried-Alive QueenThis looks like a great composed puzzle, but what's interesting, it was actually reached in a real game played in 1991 between two international masters. Unfortunately, white didn't find the winning combination and instead lost in one move!   http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/buried-alive-queenSun, 12 Jan 2014 14:37:37 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/buried-alive-queenCold-Blooded DefenseThis is a game I played in a tournament last week against a 2300 master. It seems that now I tend to prefer cold-blooded defense than attacking myself! This was also the theme of my other games at the tournament. I was playing white this game.  ...http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/cold-blooded-defenseTue, 10 Dec 2013 21:43:09 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/cold-blooded-defenseWorld Championship 2013 - Critical Move #5The final critical move is from game 9. Anand in a must-win situation, finally played aggressively and had a strong attack, but unfotunate to him, he blundered with 28. Nf1?? and resigned directly due to 28. ... Qe1. Instead, he should have played...http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/world-championship-2013---critical-move-5Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:11:45 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/world-championship-2013---critical-move-5World Championship 2013 - Critical Move #4Game 6 is full of critical moves! It's hard to decide which is the most critical. Similar to game 5, Carlsen got a tiny advantage into the endgame and kept putting pressure, taking advantage of Anand slightly inaccuarate moves. As shown from these...http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/world-championship-2013---critical-move-4Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:43:40 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/world-championship-2013---critical-move-4World Championship 2013 - Critical Move #3This move from game 5 was more crucial, since it led to the first decisive game of the match. Carlsen had a slight advantage in the endgame and in his typical style, he kept putting pressure and taking advantage of small inaccuracies by Anand unti...http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/world-championship-2013---critical-move-3Sun, 17 Nov 2013 00:20:51 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/world-championship-2013---critical-move-3World Championship 2013 - Critical Move #2After the quick draws in the first two games, the 2013 World Championship Anand-Carlsen match is getting more exciting. In game 3, Anand with black took the initiative and had winning chances after pushing Carlsen queen to the corner. The game eve...http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/world-championship-2013---critical-move-2Thu, 14 Nov 2013 00:43:39 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/world-championship-2013---critical-move-2World Championship 2013 - Critical Move #1The second Anand-Carlsen game in the 2013 World Championship match also ended in a quick 25-move draw. This game started with a sharp opposite-side castling Caro-Kann, but then also ended in repetition. The critical move was move 18, where Anand h...http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/world-championship-2013---critical-move-1Sun, 10 Nov 2013 09:11:56 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/world-championship-2013---critical-move-1Anand-Carlsen HistoryIn anticipation of the 2013 World Championship match between Anand and Calsen starting in a couple of days, I was looking at the history of games between the two players. In chessgames.com, I was able to find 62 games between 2005 and 2013, out o...http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/anand-carlsen-historyWed, 06 Nov 2013 07:35:00 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/anand-carlsen-historyPlaying a WGMLast week, I got a chance to play against WGM Ruan Lufei in a simultaneous at Stanford. Ruan is among the top female chess players. Her best known result is reaching the 2010 Women's World Chess Championship final and losing only to World Champion...http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/playing-a-wgmSun, 27 Oct 2013 22:29:06 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/playing-a-wgmDouble SacrificeKramnik started the Russian Championship with a double sacrifice and spectacular win!   http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/double-sacrificeMon, 07 Oct 2013 21:42:14 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/double-sacrificeEarly Resign? #2Yesterday, in the FIDE Grand Prix in Paris, Vassily Ivanchuk resigned in the following position. Black is certainly worse after 33. Ke3, but material is still even. Wasn't it too early to resign?     http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/early-resign-2Sun, 29 Sep 2013 19:59:11 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/early-resign-2Critical Move #6This move is from today's game in the last round of Sinquefield Cup. Carlsen only needed a draw today against Aronian to win the first Sinquefield Cup, while Aronian had to win. The interesting move was after Aronian played 30. ... Rd4 offering an...http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/critical-move-6Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:52:01 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/critical-move-6Critical Move #5This puzzle is an easy one. It's from today's Sinquefield Cup game between Nakamura and Aronian. The game was heading to a draw, until Aronian played 30. ... Qb5?? Other moves like 30. ... Qc6 would have been an easy draw, but this shows th...http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/critical-move-5Mon, 09 Sep 2013 22:51:46 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/critical-move-5Critical Move #4It was Kramnik's turn today to miss the winning move and qualification to the final round. He still have a chance tomorrow though in the rapid games tiebreaks. In a 125 move game, Vachier-Lagrave blundered and gave Kramnik a winning position, but...http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/critical-move-4Tue, 27 Aug 2013 23:18:51 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/critical-move-4Critical Move #3Kamsky lost his game today in the FIDE World Cup and is out of the tournament. Tomashevsky sacrificed a pawn and Kamsky had to defend a complicated position. After a couple of inaccurate moves, the position was lost.   http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/critical-move-3Sat, 24 Aug 2013 21:57:10 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/critical-move-3Critical Move #2In today's game in the FIDE World Cup, Gata Kamsky sacrificed a piece for an attack, can you see the piece sacrifice in this position?   White's position wasn't so interesting till now and positionally it was getting worse, but Kamsky found a...http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/critical-move-2Tue, 20 Aug 2013 23:02:38 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/critical-move-2Critical Move #1Today in the FIDE World Cup, top seed Levon Aronian missed his winning chances to draw and drop out of the tournament after yesterday's loss. The game got interesting after Tomashevsky sacrificed a knight, but Aronian defenede well and reached th...http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/critical-move-1Sun, 18 Aug 2013 23:02:26 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/critical-move-1Knights Rule!This nice puzzle, I played in a blitz game today. http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/knights-ruleSat, 29 Jun 2013 20:09:31 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/knights-ruleSave the pieceThis is from a blitz game I just played. Black is about to lose a piece, can you see a way to save the game? http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/save-the-pieceWed, 24 Apr 2013 23:47:51 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/save-the-pieceEarly Resign?Today in the Candidates game Aronian-Radjabov, Black resigned in the following position. Can you see the continuation?   http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/early-resignMon, 01 Apr 2013 23:54:20 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/deepkimo/early-resign