Winning The Game

Winning The Game

CHESScom
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2 days ago

How can you win a chess game? In this lesson and video series for beginners, NM Dane Mattson demonstrates the key checkmates that you'll want to know. Try The Challenges! Not what you're looking for? Go back to the video guide. Four-Move...

Chess Karma

Chess Karma

GM Gserper
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3 days ago

In my last article, I didn't hide the fact that, in my opinion, Magnus Carlsen's tweet before his match with GM Svidler was bad karma which ultimately decided the outcome. The Oxford dictionary describes karma as "the sum of a person's actions in ...

Supporting Each Other on Chess.com

Supporting Each Other on Chess.com

WIM childrenandchess
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5 days ago

With over 5 million games played on Chess.com each day, your daily dozen or so games may not be drawing much attention—even from you, if you don’t analyze them afterward. Opponents may come and go in a blur of usernames. Moreove...

One English Lady

One English Lady

batgirl
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7 days ago

St. Mary Magdalene Church in 1904      On May 17, 1898 Gertrude Field married Donald Anderson at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Wandsworth Common, England.      Gertrude, known to her friends as Daisy (yes, Daisy ...

Chess.com PogChamps Features 16 Top Twitch Streamers

Chess.com PogChamps Features 16 Top Twitch Streamers

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1 day ago

Chess.com is kicking off the summer with the inaugural 2020 Chess.com PogChamps, featuring top Twitch streamers. Based on the FIFA World Cup, the 16 invited players will compete for their share of a $50,000 prize fund through a group stage an...

NEW: Chess Glossary With 50+ Chess Terms Is Live

NEW: Chess Glossary With 50+ Chess Terms Is Live

CHESScom
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9 days ago

Chess.com is pleased to announce that our Chess Terms project is now live! You can find the first wave of more than 50 chess terms at Chess.com/terms. We plan on expanding this glossary of terms frequently, so keep an eye on the Chess.com/terms pa...

Who Will Be The Next Top Chess Player?

Who Will Be The Next Top Chess Player?

WGM Nemsko
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4 days ago

Who will be the next world champion? As we witnessed GM Alireza Firouzja beat GM Magnus Carlsen in a very close match a few weeks ago, we’re starting to consider who will eventually beat Carlsen for the world champion title. While Firouzja...

Carlsen Versus Tal

Carlsen Versus Tal

GM Gserper
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15 days ago

GM Magnus Carlsen is not only the best player in the world, but he is also a born entertainer. He organizes online chess tournaments and plays an amateur who publicly announced a plan of beating the world champion in just one month after learning ...

Learn Chess Opening Principles

Learn Chess Opening Principles

CHESScom
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23 days ago

How should you start out a chess game? In this lesson and video series for beginners, NM Dane Mattson demonstrates the key principles that will help you get a good position early in each game! Try The Challenges! Not what you're looking for?&nb...

Secrets Of Internet Chess

Secrets Of Internet Chess

GM Gserper
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22 days ago

If you are a true chess aficionado, then your personal chess library probably has one of many books written by GM John Nunn. You cannot go wrong buying any book written by this author since all of them are of the highest quality. Yet one of them s...

How To Build Winning Chess Positions

How To Build Winning Chess Positions

IM Silman
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May 1, 2020

In chess, beginners find that they don't know much about the openings, have a small amount of tactical understanding, and positional play is something from Mars. Fortunately, after a while, you will get a bit better. However, if you really want to...

Defending Difficult Positions

Defending Difficult Positions

CHESScom
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Apr 29, 2020

How should you handle tough positions? NM Jeremy Kane has faced his share and demonstrates three techniques to handle trouble. You can complicate and get counterplay. You can simplify to a draw, or you can persistently improve your pieces until th...

The Best Chess Game Of All Time Tournament

The Best Chess Game Of All Time Tournament

CHESScom
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7 days ago

We want to know your opinion! Which is the best game in history? We are pleased to announce Chess.com's "Best Chess Game" tournament. We've identified 16 of the greatest and most acclaimed games ever and seeded them into our tournament bracket. ...

Chess Federations On Chess.com

Chess Federations On Chess.com

CHESScom
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2 days ago

Chess federations are the pillars of in-person chess throughout the world. They rate chess events, organize national championships, represent their nation in international competitions, and do a great deal to promote chess. Many federations have...

Top Five Moves Of The Chess Legends

Top Five Moves Of The Chess Legends

CHESScom
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Apr 22, 2020

GM Simon Williams, the Ginger GM, brings you more highlights from the games of the best chess players of all time! Check out the best moves ever of World Champions, the stars of the 1800s, Simon's favorite player, the greatest internet chess playe...

American Woman - Part VII

American Woman - Part VII

batgirl
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Apr 23, 2020

  Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for over 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important women players over the early years ...

Chess Art Challenge

Chess Art Challenge

GM Gserper
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Apr 20, 2020

The words "quarantine" and "social distancing" are going to be a symbol of the year 2020. People in isolation suffer due to many economical and psychological factors. One of them is boredom. Fortunately, creative minds will always find a solutio...

Register Now For The European Online Chess Championship

Register Now For The European Online Chess Championship

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Apr 17, 2020

The European Chess Union is hosting the first European Online Chess Championship May 16-31 on Chess.com. The tournament will be played over five rating groups. The European Individual Championship and the European Individual Women's Champio...

Tips And Tricks Of The London System

Tips And Tricks Of The London System

CHESScom
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Apr 15, 2020

Grandmaster Aman Hambleton has played both sides of the London System for years. He knows that many players try the London to reach an easy-to-play, quiet position, but there are tricks for both sides that can win quickly against an unprepared opp...

Saturday: IM Not A GM Speed Chess Championship Finals

Saturday: IM Not A GM Speed Chess Championship Finals

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14 days ago

The Finals of the IM Not A GM Speed Chess Championship takes place May 23 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (19:00 CEST) between IM John Bartholomew and IM Alina Kashlinskaya. The match will be broadcast live on Chess.com/TV with commentary by GMs Robe...