Computers are the future of chess. Almost everyone agrees on that.
But the statement doesn’t go far enough. By and large, computers are also the present of chess.
With the question of man vs. machine long-ago settled over the chessboard,... | Read More
Every chess player has a unique style, his own tendencies and preferences. But one attribute is common to all elite grandmasters: tenacity.
Consider Magnus Carlsen's performance at the 2015 Gashimov Memorial. In the first round, Magnus conf... | Read More
In 2007, at the Far West Open in Reno, I played the first two grandmasters of my life: Melik Khachiyan and fellow Chess.com columnist Gregory Serper. Khachiyan soundly outplayed me in a King's Indian, but my battle with Gregory was a different k... | Read More
Who is the LeBron James of chess?
The National Basketball Association playoffs are in full swing, and the best players in the world are battling it out, hoping to win an NBA championship.
LeBron James fell just short of a championship last sea... | Read More
Last week, we looked at the origins of the exciting Evans Gambit.
Today, let's find out how the opening has journeyed through history to modern day.
While in keeping with his style, Wilhelm Steinitz's torturous defensive method against t... | Read More