Play Chess Online on the #1 Site

  • Play with over 24 million members
  • Improve with powerful training tools
  • Learn from the world’s best masters
Play Now
Stockfish Leads 8 Engines In Computer Chess Championship Stage 2; Lc0 A Contender

Stockfish Leads 8 Engines In Computer Chess Championship Stage 2; Lc0 A Contender

pete
|

The first stage of the first Computer Chess Championship event is in the books, and after 562 official games Stockfish tops the leaderboard with an excellent score of 39/46, the first of eight engines to advance to stage two of CCCC 1: "Rapid Rumble." The two other big-name engines, Komodo (38/46) and Houdini (37/46), are just below Stockfish at the end of the stage one, with a large gap between those three and the next five engines in the standings. The machine-learning chess project Lc0...

Duda Upsets Grischuk In Epic Speed Chess Match

Duda Upsets Grischuk In Epic Speed Chess Match

PeterDoggers
|

Eliminating another Russian top grandmaster, Jan-Krzystof Duda became the first player to advance to the semifinals of the Chess.com Speed Chess Championship. The Polish player defeated Alexander Grischuk in a truly epic match on Tuesday. The next Speed Chess match, between Levon Aronian and Anish Giri, is on with commentary on Chess.com/TV and Twitch.tv/chess. Don't miss it! Duda's win against Sergey Karjakin was a huge upset, and to kick out another former world blitz champion of Russia...

Speed Chess Championship 2018 | Official Information

Speed Chess Championship 2018 | Official Information

News
|

The 2018 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship will feature 16 of the world's best chess players in an innovative eSports bracket tournament and a guaranteed prize pool of $55,000. See the round two results here. NEXT MATCHES: Sept. 20, 10 a.m. PDT: Giri vs Aronian Oct. 9, 9 a.m. PDT: So vs Vidit Gujrathi Oct. 11, 10 a.m. PDT: Nakamura vs Vachier-Lagrave You can find important information on the event below.  Broadcast and streaming Bracket Matchups and pairings Fantasy...

How To Play The Trompowsky Attack

How To Play The Trompowsky Attack

IM Keaton87
|

Do you play the Tromp? IM Keaton Kiewra introduces you to one of his favorite openings, the flexible and powerful Trompowsky Attack. Learn how to play this creative and bold opening without getting bogged down in too much theory.

There Is No Small Opponent!

There Is No Small Opponent!

kamalakanta
|

Hi! Have you guys heard of Herman Pollmaecher? Me neither! But in the following game, he beats Anderssen from the White side of a Ponziani Opening! This game I found in the fabulous book by Tartakower and dumont, "500 Master Games of Chess". This book is probably the best collection of chess games I have ever come across! It is available, dirt cheap, at Amazon! How cheap? Would you believe $2.33 and up? http://tinyurl.com/ydg639p3 I am amazed at how many great games are in this book,...

13 Chess Stories You May Have Missed

13 Chess Stories You May Have Missed

FM MikeKlein
|

The last six weeks were full of top-level events like the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz, the Sinquefield Cup, the World Junior Championship, and many Speed Chess Championship matches. The "In Other News" tidbits have been piling up, but today, the dam is released with 13 stories from the chess breadbasket that you may have missed: Google honors a pioneering female chess player David Llada, new editor-in-chief of "American Chess Magazine" Football players try out chess Death at U.S. Openiz Death...

How To Watch Grischuk vs Duda Speed Chess Today

How To Watch Grischuk vs Duda Speed Chess Today

pete
|

Round two of the Speed Chess Championship starts today as Alexander Grischuk (@grischuk) does battle with Jan-Krzysztof Duda (@polish_fighter3000). After breaking the brackets by defeating Sergey Karjakin in round one, can the young and talented Duda pull off another upset against a Russian chess legend? Grischuk is one of the most experienced blitz players in history, but Duda is rising quickly. You'd be surprised how close a match-up our statistical predictions think it...

Maghsoodloo Wins World Junior Title With Stunning Performance

Maghsoodloo Wins World Junior Title With Stunning Performance

PeterDoggers
|

Stunning the chess world with a 9.5/10 score before losing in the last round, Iranian GM Parham Maghsoodloo won the World Junior Championship in Gebze, Turkey. Aleksandra Maltsevskaya of Russia won gold in the girls section. The World Junior Championships (open and girls) were held September 5-15 in the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Gebze, Turkey. The Open section had players from 59 different federations, including 25 GMs and 40 IMs and no less than 30 players rated above 2500. The...

What Is The Worst Chess Move?

What Is The Worst Chess Move?

GM Gserper
|

Chess openings have been analyzed for centuries and yet even today it is still not easy to identify the best and worst first moves. According to Fischer, 1.e4 is "best by test." From the other side, when the famous theoretician GM Ernst Gruenfeld was asked why he always started the game with his queen pawn, he answered that he would never make a mistake on the very first move! Statistics from the Chess.com Computer Chess Championship seem to agree with Gruenfeld; through the tournament's first half,...

Top Titled Players (263 Online)

Blitz Bullet Daily Chess