Play Chess Online on the #1 Site

  • Play with over 25 million members
  • Improve with powerful training tools
  • Learn from the world’s best masters
Play Now
Chess Streamers To Play Komodo Boss Rush In Twitch Rivals Event

Chess Streamers To Play Komodo Boss Rush In Twitch Rivals Event

News
|

Chess.com and Twitch are teaming up to bring chess to the esports mainstream with a new man-vs-machine event called Komodo Boss Rush on Wednesday, April 24 at 9 a.m. PDT on www.Twitch.tv/TwitchRivals and www.Chess.com/TV.  Some of the top chess and variety streamers from Twitch will pair up to battle the Chess.com computer engine Komodo at increasing difficulty levels. Confirmed participants include stars like Hikaru Nakamura, John Bartholomew,...

New Carlsen-Caruana Clash At Grenke Chess Classic

New Carlsen-Caruana Clash At Grenke Chess Classic

PeterDoggers
|

With five players from the world's top 10, the Grenke Chess Classic starts on Saturday in Karlsruhe, Germany. World champion Magnus Carlsen and last year's Grenke winner Fabiano Caruana will play their first classical game since their November title match. Only 10 days after winning the Gashimov Memorial with a stellar performance, Carlsen will be back at the chessboard. The world number-one tops the field at the Grenke Chess Classic, traditionally held in the week around Easter. One of the key...

PRO Chess League Semifinal: Baden-Baden Snowballs vs. Chengdu Pandas

PRO Chess League Semifinal: Baden-Baden Snowballs vs. Chengdu Pandas

PROChessLeague
|

With the PRO Chess League finals just two weeks away, the margin for error is slim and some key factors will determine who goes home and who will stand at the podium as the 2019 PCL champions. The PRO Chess League regular season produced some dramatic storylines that saw teams rise and fall over the course of a few wild final weeks. Chess.com takes a look at three important storylines of the first semifinal match: the Baden-Baden Snowballs vs. the Chengdu Pandas. The match will...

How To Take Your Time In Chess

How To Take Your Time In Chess

WGM axvesik
|

Time in chess has two meanings: the actual clock you must adhere to, and how quickly your pieces reach their intended destinations. In this lesson, learn how to take your time during an attack and not rush into a position too quickly.

The Kingly Immortal Game

The Kingly Immortal Game

kinglybingly
|

The date was August 5th, 2018.  I was on Twitch watching a streamer by the name of "Bertrout".  He was accepting challenges on Chess.com so I obliged.  It was just a normal game, me playing the London System and him loathing it.  I was expecting to lose; it was not anything new to me to lose to a 1900-2000 expert.  Then it happened.  He castled queenside, and I ended up in a deep think in the following position: I thought I saw a check with my knight, but he...

Lc0 Wins Computer Chess Championship, Makes History

Lc0 Wins Computer Chess Championship, Makes History

pete
|

The machine-learning chess engine Lc0 won the Chess.com Computer Chess Championship last weekend, making history as the first neural-network project to take the title. Lc0, which taught itself how to play chess, is now at the game's pinnacle as the champion computer engine.  Could this be a decisive moment in the story of computer chess, when the neural networks leaped past traditional chess engines on their way to dominance? Only time will tell, but Lc0 put on quite a show in winning...

When A Chess Simul Goes Wrong

When A Chess Simul Goes Wrong

GM Gserper
|

Simultaneous exhibitions are always popular among chess fans. A simul is a unique opportunity for a club player to meet a grandmaster or even a world champion over a chessboard and maybe even beat him! When I was a kid, I never missed such an opportunity, so whenever there was a simul announcement, I was one of the first players to sign up. I was already a pretty decent player and yet I kept playing in the simuls. I remember when I was playing my first tournament with a master norm, a very strong...

Lupulescu Wins Reykjavik Open Among 8-Way Tie

Lupulescu Wins Reykjavik Open Among 8-Way Tie

PeterDoggers
|

Romanian GM Constantin Lupulescu won the Reykjavik Open with the best tiebreak in a group of eight players finishing on 7/9. The 15-year-old Iranian GM Alireza Firouzja was second. Firouzja had won the European Fischer Random Championship on the rest day. We're picking up the tournament after five rounds, when the rising star Firouzja was sharing the lead with Armenian GMs Robert Hovhannisyan and Sergei Movsesian and the eventual winner Lupulescu. You can read our...

A Short Look At The Great Mikhail Chigorin

A Short Look At The Great Mikhail Chigorin

IM Silman
|

The great Russian chess player Mikhail Chigorin (born 1850, died 1908) was put in the Gatchina orphanage at the age of 10 (his parents died young). Here is a small bit of what that was like, written by a historian of the Gatchina Institute: “The brutal masters subjected the children only to fear and continuous punishment and in this way engendered in them, at a very early state of their life, deep hatred towards their whole environment and forever separated them from society.”...

Top Titled Players (288 Online)

Blitz Bullet Daily Chess