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! https://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com What's your Chess.com setup? Here's mine!I've recently been looking at all the different ways to customize Chess.com, specifically the way my games look and sound. I'd looked though the themes before, but there's so many more options when you individually customize the board and pieces! ...https://www.chess.com/blog/echosa/what-s-your-chess-com-setup-here-s-mineWed, 24 Aug 2016 06:52:54 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/echosa/what-s-your-chess-com-setup-here-s-mineLongest chess game???  It was all bad chess, it was rude and stupid and the offender(s) got two accounts closed for causing so much trouble ... but this is still something I am obliged - as a chess journalist - to report. Take a look at the following game: https...https://www.chess.com/blog/FLchessplayer/longest-chess-gameWed, 24 Aug 2016 06:52:15 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/FLchessplayer/longest-chess-gamePawn Structure Explained for Club PlayersHi chess friends! Get ready for this weekâs training on mastering pawn structure. It starts on Saturday (08/27) at 12pm EST. Click here just before noon EST to join the webinar - it's free! If you want to follow the lecture attentively, yo...https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/pawn-structure-explained-for-club-playersWed, 24 Aug 2016 06:42:27 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/pawn-structure-explained-for-club-playersIs chess a sport?This question puzzles me all the time as I argue about it a lot. SO is chess a sport? In a way it is as you have to exercise your brain to find tactics, strategy etc. You are also exercising your arm and fingers. It's also pretty competive, like...https://www.chess.com/blog/11dex-11/is-chess-a-sportWed, 24 Aug 2016 02:01:10 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/11dex-11/is-chess-a-sportCheating Engine Users     I'm gettg really frustrated lately. All advice I get to improve my play and understanding of chess is, "play longer games, dont pay blitz." That's cool and all, I dont mind the longer games. My problem is, I've noticed the longer the games...https://www.chess.com/blog/kenseikimura/cheating-engine-usersTue, 23 Aug 2016 23:44:08 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/kenseikimura/cheating-engine-usersWinning an explosive game of tactics.Winning this kind of games puts a smile on my face the whole day. =)    https://www.chess.com/blog/dr_chessdad/winning-an-explosive-game-of-tacticsTue, 23 Aug 2016 22:59:44 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/dr_chessdad/winning-an-explosive-game-of-tacticsGame of the Week: Weakened DefensesThis week, I decided to pull a game from my archives where I actually ended up losing the game. Although it is often not very fun, it is important to review our losses in order to identify our mistakes and shortcomings, and improve our play as a r...https://www.chess.com/blog/ijgeoffrey/game-of-the-week-weakened-defensesTue, 23 Aug 2016 22:17:15 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ijgeoffrey/game-of-the-week-weakened-defensesWherein I disregard advice and explain erratic behaviorSomeone told me two days ago that I shouldn't apologize, but I'm going to anyway because screw the rules but also I deleted everything in my blog yesterday. Sorry. I still have it, just not here. I'm too much of a pack rat and a narcissist to tru...https://www.chess.com/blog/BlargDragon/wherein-i-disregard-advice-and-explain-erratic-behaviorTue, 23 Aug 2016 20:17:26 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/BlargDragon/wherein-i-disregard-advice-and-explain-erratic-behaviorGame I Blundered Away I felt pretty good about this game until i blundered on the 26th move.  I've faced this player several times in the past and felt this was finally going to be the time I would beat him.  This one hurts. https://www.chess.com/blog/DocRoy/game-i-blundered-awayTue, 23 Aug 2016 20:15:46 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/DocRoy/game-i-blundered-awayAnother NM, another draw, with some irrelevant stories: Seafair Open Round 3-5"I adjust", my opponent said. I'd heard this 100 times over our last 2 games that we have played. After EVERY move, my opponent had to adjust my piece, (Note: This story may have been altered to be more interesting to the reader, but there are no ...https://www.chess.com/blog/Joseph_Truelson/another-nm-another-draw-seafair-open-round-3Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:02:12 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Joseph_Truelson/another-nm-another-draw-seafair-open-round-3Overload And Frustrationby HJS Almost everybody I know these days seems to be cramming more and more into an already full schedule. One more meeting, one more activity for your kids, another appointment, and don't forget dinner with the family on Friday. How much can y...https://www.chess.com/blog/JD-ex/overload-and-frustrationTue, 23 Aug 2016 17:18:49 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/JD-ex/overload-and-frustrationWorld Open 2015 Rd. 7Sharp eyed readers will recognize this game from Lev Alburt's 'Back to Basics' Chess Life column (Nov. 2015). Please see this article for his comments.      https://www.chess.com/blog/mjgiordano/world-open-2015-rd-7Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:39:16 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/mjgiordano/world-open-2015-rd-7A lição de um grande mestre de xadrez para resolver problemasMaurice Ashley é um grande mestre do xadrez. Ele foi o primeiro americano negro a conseguir esse título e foi incluído neste ano no Hall da Fama do xadrez dos Estados Unidos. Ashley não só é um excelente jogador como faz questão de promover...https://www.chess.com/blog/Aarao/a-licao-de-um-grande-mestre-de-xadrez-para-resolver-problemasTue, 23 Aug 2016 14:37:17 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Aarao/a-licao-de-um-grande-mestre-de-xadrez-para-resolver-problemasMy interview with Alina l'Ami--   Alina l'Ami is a professional chess player well known in the chess world because, beside being a strong player (she holds the IM and the WGM titles), she works as a correspondent for Chessbase.com writing interesting tournaments reports fr...https://www.chess.com/blog/Sentenzio/my-interview-with-alina-lamiTue, 23 Aug 2016 14:30:21 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Sentenzio/my-interview-with-alina-lamiLIVE "GM Blitz Battle Championship: Carlsen - Grischuk" â ShahMatKanal   ÐиÑва гÑоÑÑмейÑÑеÑов: ÐагнÑÑ ÐаÑлÑен (ÐоÑвегиÑ) и ÐлекÑÐ°Ð½Ð´Ñ ÐÑиÑÑк (РоÑÑиÑ). СегменÑÑ Ñ ÐºÐ¾Ð½ÑÑолÑми: 90 минÑÑ 5+2, 60 минÑÑ 3+2, 30 минÑÑ 1+1. ...https://www.chess.com/blog/ShahMatKanal/live-gm-blitz-battle-championship-carlsen-grischuk-shahmatkanalTue, 23 Aug 2016 14:28:12 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ShahMatKanal/live-gm-blitz-battle-championship-carlsen-grischuk-shahmatkanalBishop and Knight and Two Bishops V.S Lone King EndingsMate in 4   Bishop, Knight and King vs King - YouTube   Mate in 3   Chess Endgames- Checkmate with Two Bishops - YouTube https://www.chess.com/blog/chessistheboss/bishop-and-knight-and-two-bishops-v-s-lone-king-endingsTue, 23 Aug 2016 13:27:20 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/chessistheboss/bishop-and-knight-and-two-bishops-v-s-lone-king-endingsMy game against Alexandra Botez's sisterAs many of you may know, WFM Alexandra Botez is widely considered to be the most attractive chess player on the planet. Given her fame, I figured it would be a good idea to post one of my games against Alexandra's sister, Andrea Botez. Feel free t...https://www.chess.com/blog/JustAverageSkill/my-game-against-alexandra-botez-s-sisterTue, 23 Aug 2016 13:26:36 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/JustAverageSkill/my-game-against-alexandra-botez-s-sisterDraw?https://www.chess.com/blog/Leandro_migueL/drawTue, 23 Aug 2016 12:09:46 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Leandro_migueL/draw* * * May be Internet Speed Problem * * ** * * I was waiting for my opponent's move, suddenly got "GAME OVER - elesus vs. svn7 - elesus won - game abandoned (-9). Your new blitz rating is 1643."Then I had checked our game and see that "elesus" had moved, but in my side there was no move ...https://www.chess.com/blog/svn7/---may-be-internet-speed-problemTue, 23 Aug 2016 11:10:23 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/svn7/---may-be-internet-speed-problemÙÛگرکس Ù¾Ùاس اص٠خرÛد Ùرص ÙÛگرکس Ù¾Ùاس اص٠اÙرÛکاÙÙÛترÛ٠٠بÙترÛÙ Ùرص بزرگ Ú©ÙÙد٠آÙت ÙÛگرکس Ù¾Ùاس ÙÙÛترÛ٠بÙترÛÙ Ùرص بزرگ Ú©ÙÙد٠آÙت ÙÛگرکس Ù¾Ùاس ساخت Ø¢ÙرÛکا اÙزاÛØ´ تÙا٠جÙØ³Û Ø¯Ø±Ùا٠ÙاتÙا...https://www.chess.com/blog/attranaa/content5Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:58:02 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/attranaa/content5