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 A miniature in honor of Bill WallThe famed chess author Bill Wall has just joined our North Carolina team. Some of his best-known books compiled hundreds of miniatures in various openings. In his honor, I am presenting my personal favorite miniature from my own play, and am hopin...http://www.chess.com/blog/preacherjim/a-miniature-in-honor-of-bill-wallTue, 25 Jun 2013 20:17:45 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/preacherjim/a-miniature-in-honor-of-bill-wallHow long did it take?This is one of my favorite online games, played against the German Rigo Mueller, who was then rated about 1900 FIDE, on playchess.com. I really like the alternating sacs and quiet moves... Now the question is: what was the time limit on this gam...http://www.chess.com/blog/preacherjim/how-long-did-it-takeSun, 16 Jun 2013 19:04:46 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/preacherjim/how-long-did-it-takeFind white's best moveI played this blitz game on chess.com last year.In the position below, black has just snatched a pawn on c3. Was that good -- or has white got adequate compensation? Can white trap black's queen, or can she make good her escape? What is white's be...http://www.chess.com/blog/preacherjim/find-whites-best-moveSun, 16 Jun 2013 08:50:31 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/preacherjim/find-whites-best-moveThe one that got away...In the 10th round of this week's FIDE World Blitz Championship, former FIDE World Champion Ruslan Ponomariov squared off against defending World Blitz Champion Alexander Grischuk. Grischuk employed a novelty in the Four Knights that forced Ponomar...http://www.chess.com/blog/preacherjim/the-one-that-got-awayWed, 12 Jun 2013 16:53:18 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/preacherjim/the-one-that-got-awayAn Amazing Position!This position occurred in a game played online in 2005 between Mongolian FM Hurelbaatar and Koganov (USA). I happened to be watching it, and recognized what the white player missed. Do you see it? A clue: the key is the classic rule about bishops ...http://www.chess.com/blog/preacherjim/an-amazing-positionFri, 07 Jun 2013 20:53:55 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/preacherjim/an-amazing-positionFavorite 2012 GameI braved the record heat (100+ degrees!) last June to take part in the East Carolina Open in Washington, N.C. It featured six rounds in one day, with 25/game plus an increment as the speed -- all held in a tiny community center attached to a cemet...http://www.chess.com/blog/preacherjim/favorite-2012-gameSun, 31 Mar 2013 19:49:49 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/preacherjim/favorite-2012-game