You might have noticed a big change to the Chess.com TV schedule the last few weeks. To bring you the best-possible chess viewing experience, Chess.com launched the #ChessMonday marathon last month, packing each Monday with back-to-back chess show... | Read More
Botvinnik had regained the title from Smyslov in their 1958 rematch, but soon he had a new challenger: the fiery Latvian player Mikhail Tal.
Tal had appeared out of nowhere, and within a few years went from an unknown young player to a challenge... | Read More
After World War Two, the chess world (and the world in general) was abruptly changed. It is very clear that a demarcation line can be placed at 1945 between the old classical chess and modern chess.
There were many changes in the chess world aro... | Read More
Among the less-trodden paths White can follow against the Sicilian Defense is the system with the seemingly paradoxical combination of Nc3 and Bb5.
To my knowledge, this variation, unlike most of the other anti-Sicilians, has no name.... | Read More
Garry Kasparov, the 13th world champion, is closely connected to the King's Indian Defense. Indeed, he has created much of the foundation of what the opening is today.
Yet, early on in his epic rivalry with Anatoly Karpov, Kasparov restricted hi... | Read More