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 World Champion: Carlsen-Anand Game 10Carlsen did a great job of proving what Anand had said a few days ago: if someone wants a draw against the Sicilian, it can be found too. He played very clearly and comfortably to keep Anand from ever developing any real play-- until an equal endg...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/world-champion-carlsen-anand-game-10Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:19:12 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/world-champion-carlsen-anand-game-10What the... Anand-Carlsen Game 9What did we just witness??? I've never seen a game like this. A piece of my chess world has been turned on its head. I feel certain that Carlsen's moves in this game were nigh-suicidal. Anand played almost all the moves I wanted him to play/would...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/what-the-anand-carlsen-game-9Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:35:05 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/what-the-anand-carlsen-game-9VishyIn honor of the Anand-Carlsen match, I spent today's rest day working on a draft of a song about Anand. I'd written some snippets of this before, but most of it today, so that means it's quite a rough draft. But, here it is! Comments, advice, fee...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/vishyWed, 20 Nov 2013 17:15:54 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/vishySatisfied: Carlsen-Anand Game 8Well, it looks like Magnus is satisfied with the lead he has, and the World Championship title, and will not be looking to win any more games in this match. Here's the video "analysis" of today's "game:" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8QBdSmM...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/satisfied-carlsen-anand-game-8Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:47:44 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/satisfied-carlsen-anand-game-8Solid Draw: Anand-Carlsen Game 7This game was not as rich or exciting as games 3-6. I hope that there will be more dramatic games in the next few rounds. Here's the video analysis:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjkM8FiCJ7k And here's a pgn viewer for the game and variati...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/solid-draw-anand-carlsen-game-7Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:27:04 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/solid-draw-anand-carlsen-game-7More Endgame Wizardry: Anand-Carlsen Game 6What!!???!?!! Carlsen does it again?? This was an absolutely amazing win he scored. The rook and pawn endgame must absolutely have been a draw, but he came up with some very clever ideas, and Anand just did not defend them well. Also, it seems ...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/more-endgame-wizardry-anand-carlsen-game-6Sat, 16 Nov 2013 12:52:32 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/more-endgame-wizardry-anand-carlsen-game-6Endgame Mastery: Carlsen-Anand Game 5What a game!! Classic Carlsen: a weird opening that doesn't do anything, moving around in circles in a visually equal endgame, and then eventually a fascinating and intricate endgame is played that reveals a bunch of cool ideas I didn't know. Her...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/endgame-mastery-carlsen-anand-game-5Fri, 15 Nov 2013 13:15:22 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/endgame-mastery-carlsen-anand-game-5High Drama: Anand-Carlsen Game 4What a game!!! Here's my [incomplete, inaccurate] analysis:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuMRA1kK-v8 Here's a viewer for the game and all the variations from the video: Phew! Tired after that one! Good thing tomorrow's a rest day :-P If...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/high-drama-anand-carlsen-game-4Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:44:38 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/high-drama-anand-carlsen-game-4Gloves Off!Carlsen surprised me by repeating a Nf3/g3 opening; then Anand surprised by trading off on c4, creating just the kind of long, maneuvering game that Carlsen is great at. Here's my look at the game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SQO7C_Ijoo A...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/gloves-off2Tue, 12 Nov 2013 11:39:24 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/gloves-off2Carlsen "Strikes" BackAnalysis of game 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gu6qOQs9F0 And the pgn: Tomorrow is a rest day. Till Tuesday we wait!!! http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/carlsen-quotstrikesquot-backSun, 10 Nov 2013 11:38:58 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/carlsen-quotstrikesquot-backGood Start for Anand!Anand got off to a great start in the World Championship match with Carlsen today, scoring an easy and quick draw with black. Here's my quick look at their game (plus match predictions): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3XKQxhDyxI Here is a b...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/good-start-for-anandSat, 09 Nov 2013 11:59:50 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/good-start-for-anandFirst Rap PublishedJust published my first rap; it's about chess  I expect some folks on here will enjoy it. I have a few more that I've already written. In other news, this past week, my friend Jesse Kraai finally published his first novel; it's also about che...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/first-rap-publishedTue, 22 Oct 2013 10:26:16 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/first-rap-publishedStarting all OverBefore last night, the last time I had played a serious, competitive game of chess was August 2012. Over a year. It's the longest gap since my first tournament as a 12 year old. This past week, as I prepared myself to play, it was a very strange ...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/starting-all-overWed, 11 Sep 2013 11:03:04 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/starting-all-overWhat I'm Up ToI just wanted to post a quick update for friends and acquaintances here who might be wondering what I've been up to since leaving. First, after years of working hard and nearly non-stop, I took a vacation  . Then I got down to one of my life-lo...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/what-im-up-toWed, 31 Jul 2013 11:02:54 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/what-im-up-toWijk 2013 part 1Here I'll give a quick review of the important events of rounds 1-4 of Wijk aan Zee, along with a few cool chess moments explained. Round 1 To me the big story here was Aronian failing to convert a good position against Van Wely. I would r...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/wijk-2013-part-1Thu, 17 Jan 2013 04:14:45 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/wijk-2013-part-1Wijk aan Zee!!!Hey Chess-heads! We've got some exciting news.... in about 9 hours the first ceremonial moves of the 2013 Tata Steel Chess Tournament will be played... and then mass chess excitement will be experienced for a full 17 days!! The traditional Wijk ...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/wijk-aan-zeeFri, 11 Jan 2013 20:44:56 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/wijk-aan-zeePhiladelphia and Seattle Brace for Chess ChampionshipPhiladelphia and Seattle Brace for Chess Championship by David Pruess, man-about-chess reprinted with permission of The Chess Onion* This Saturday, at 4 pm Eastern, the Philadelphia Inventors and Seattle Sluggers clash in 4-player match that...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/philadelphia-and-seattle-gearing-up-for-chess-championshipThu, 29 Nov 2012 18:38:44 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/philadelphia-and-seattle-gearing-up-for-chess-championshipCarlsen Music VideoMagnus Carlsen, world #1 chess player, G-star Model... and Music Video star! His manager just sent along this video, and I'm sure most of you will be very interested to check it out :-) What's next for Magnus? http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/carlsen-music-videoThu, 01 Nov 2012 14:24:06 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/carlsen-music-videoClutch and Choke: the Best and Worst of USCL Week 1So Danny (IM Rensch) and I, in order to spice up the Fantasy US Chess League competition, decided to each week elect a couple games as the "Clutch Performance of the Week" and the "Choke of the Week." (For those who have never seen sports in ...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/clutch-and-choke-the-best-of-uscl-week-1Wed, 19 Sep 2012 00:55:56 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/clutch-and-choke-the-best-of-uscl-week-1Recent InterviewI did an interview the other day, with the excellent journalist Mike Klein. He was online at midnight in Istanbul (covering the olympiad), and I was in between appointments at the Mechanics in SF. The quality of the skype call wasn't amazing, but ...http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/recent-interviewThu, 13 Sep 2012 23:19:56 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/dpruess/recent-interview