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  • What's Your Favorite Chess Piece?

    Before we even play our first game of chess, we learn how the pieces move. The fact that the pieces travel the board in different ways is our first clue that the pieces themselves are not interchangeable. After a while, we find out about the &ld... | Read More

  • Two Gold Medal Winners in Death Match 27

    After a brief summer break, Chess.com's Death Match returns less than three days from now with a battle between two gold medal winners.  GM Wang Yue (China, FIDE 2713) will take on GM Aleksandr Lenderman (USA, FIDE 2584) in D... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, April 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Vishy is back “The World Championship Tournament in 2007 in Mexico City was the first major event that I attended for ChessVi... | Read More

  • Death Match 20 - A Family Affair

    For the first time in Death Match history, we may have to ask the wives to leave the room. American GM Yury Shulman and German GM Daniel Fridman are both married to titled chess players, but there won't be any consultation allowed during their mat... | Read More

  • Personal Experience at the US Women's Championship

    My next few articles will be about the US Championship that took place from May 2-13th in St. Louis. I was a participant in the women's event, where ten players competed for a purse of $65,000 and the title of US Woman Champion. This event is gran... | Read More

    • Help me get to the 2016 US Junior Open!

      Hi everyone! I've been playing chess competitively for 12 years, and I'm finally starting to reach my life goals in the sport. This year, my goal is to win the 2016 US Junior Open in New Orleans this June.  This won't be easy, but I am confid... | Read More

    • Chess base =Prize winners at the Abu Dhabi Masters 2015 by Sagar Shah

      LANGUAGE :  DEENES SEARCH :  OK OPENINGS A-Z NEWSSHOPDATABASEPLAYCHESS.COMSUPPORTDISTRIBUTORS Prize winners at the Abu Dhabi Masters 2015 by Sagar Shah 9/5/2015 – In our previous report we brought to you annotations and an interv... | Read More

    • Magnus Voices Support for a Knockout World Championship Format

      Magnus just voiced his support for a knockout World Championship format via Facebook (post). It's an incredible position for the World Champion to take, and whatever one thinks of the notion, one must admire the integrity of the World Champion in ... | Read More

      • SamCopeland
      • | Aug 11, 2015
    • Why do I keep losing to weaker players?

      It sometimes happens in chess that a significantly weaker player than you beats you regularly, ie "he has your number". This is true even for grandmaster level players. In my case, I can drop upto 100 plus points at a stretch, losing game after g... | Read More

    • Fabiano Caruana: American Again

      As of today (or maybe it was yesterday), Fabiano Caruana (who dropped below 2800 and down to World No. 5 in the live rankings because of Norway Chess) officially changed federations from Italy to the United States. In Dortmund, he will be displayi... | Read More

      • smith8800
      • | Jun 27, 2015

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