how to play chess

Didn't find what you are looking for? Click here to search for "how to play chess" on Google.


lahlahface
lahlahface
Location: brisbane, Australia
Joined: 6/29/14
Last Online: 6/29/14
Points: 0 points
how-to-play-chess
how-to-play-chess
Location: stranded, Austria
Joined: 7/18/07
Last Online: 7/18/07
Points: 0 points

  • Reaching GM Potential And Compensation

    Reaching One’s GM Chess Potential Chess.com member Philippe Silex777 asked: I have been reading your articles for a while now and have a question that I can’t find a satisfying answer to. It’s pretty simple: You wrote books a... | Read More

  • How To Crush Your Opponent With The King's Gambit Video Series

    Novice chess players are exposed to openings like the Fried Liver and the four-move checkmate early on. At the start of any game, the king’s f-pawn is the weakest on the board for either color. Inspired by that belief, the King’s Gambi... | Read More

  • All About Mary

          Mary Weiser Bain always seemed to have gotten lost in the shadows of Mona May Karff and Gisela Gresser.  But this pioneer of women's chess in the United States played no less a role.  While Gresser was home-grown, Mary Bain was born in... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Oct 3, 2014

    "If you had a choice of seeing the future or reading your opponent's mind as they apply to a chess game, which one would you do?" I never had that question before! If I could see the future (not with regards to the game), there are some options ... | Read More

  • How to Spot the "Invisible" Pin

    Pins are very popular and powerful chess weapons, and I am sure you've used them in dozens of your own games. If you just started playing chess and never heard about pins, I strongly recommend you check the Tactics Trainer. But even if you are... | Read More


    • You aren't defined by your rating (so go ahead and play that tournament!)

      The title of this post easily could have been: Why every tournament matters but typically what keeps most people from playing tournaments tends to be fear of losing rating points   I will like to address this fear as follows: (1) You are not d... | Read More

      • linlaoda
      • | Aug 19, 2015
      • | 1572 views
      • | 15 comments
    • Can You Play Better Than a Grandmaster?

      Don't trust what any commentator says about a chess game including yours truly. Everyone, even titled players, are fallible. Today we will look at an endgame between two world class players, Judit Polgar and Victor Korchnoi. Karsten Mueller gives ... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Aug 8, 2015
      • | 1260 views
      • | 13 comments
    • Dealing With Knights

      For a very long time, Knights were my weakness. Lately, it's early-game Queen moves, but that's usually only in 3 minute games. But Knights are still a thorn in my side, though there are some easy ways to deal with them. By far, t... | Read More

      • Anema86
      • | Aug 5, 2015
      • | 189 views
      • | 0 comments
    • The Amateur's Mind - Rules of Space

      Hello Chess Fans, Welcome back to the continuation of the book The Amateur's Mind.  To fully learn the concepts, I recommend you get the book and follow along.  This series is not intended as a substitute for Mr. Silman's work but instead to r... | Read More

    • Any Tips on How to Make a New Player Enjoy Slow/No-Timer Chess?

      it's been 2 weeks since i have been teaching my 6-year-old son on how to play chess, i made the mistake on introducing the chessclock, blitz, and bullet chess too early... now i can't get him to enjoy a slow chess game...   any tips on how you ... | Read More



  • tactis

    • 0 Reads
    • | 0 Reads

    see the tactis whit to play Read More »

  • Carlsen, Magnus

    • 35 Reads
    • | 35 Reads

    Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian child chess prodigy, was born Nov 30, 1990, and gained the Grandmaster title (2004) at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 27 days.   He became the 2nd youngest GM in chess history, behind only  Sergey Karjakin and Pari... Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense not always a good opening?

    • 0 Reads
    • | 0 Reads

    it is true! i personally usually play nc6 instead of c6,but in some cases i must play c6. by 9OOO7OOO Read More »

  • ALL IN vs FRENCH DEFENCE

    • 0 Reads
    • | 0 Reads

    A lot of players choose to play the french defence in order to slow down the action in the center and hope to play a quiet position. Ladies and gents, here's how you can go ALL IN against the french, especially in blitz! Read More »

  • TOUCH PIECE

    • 0 Reads
    • | 0 Reads

    The 'touch-move' rule is [particularly] used in live 'face-to-face'-type (OTB [Over The Board]) tournament- and/or match-format play.  Its use is less common in most formats of internet-chess.  It most likely evolved not only from 'formal'-... Read More »