This series is all about attacking chess and combinations and fun. And all of them are in puzzle form (some easy, some difficult) so you can see how your tactical IQ stands up to the old, sometimes forgotten greats. And, if you learn a tiny b... | Read More
[UPDATE: You can play GM Anish Giri and support the Nepal earthquake recovery effort. Details here.]
My first game of online chess was against a grandmaster.
Decades ago, I had signed up for a now-defunct website, and logged in to play for my ... | Read More
The recent Women's World Championship was a fascinating event. You could find everything we love about chess competitions: neat combinations, unpredictable results (will we ever forget Natalia Pogonina's amazing comebacks in almost every single ma... | Read More
Cross-pins or double pins are names for a rare and particularly interesting tactic. Under certain conditions it can also be called the St. Andrew's Cross, counter-pins and combination pins.
A cross-pin can be absolute, r... | Read More
Topic for May/June: The Endgame
(Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.)
The Good and the Bad of Sp... | Read More