How To Defend

How To Defend

CHESScom
|
19 hrs ago

How do grandmasters avoid losing, even when they get into trouble? Join GM Dejan Bojkov as he demonstrates his five key strategies for defending bad positions: recognizing key priorities, fortresses, stalemates, perpetual checks, and "the sticking...

How Do I Start Streaming On Chess.com?

How Do I Start Streaming On Chess.com?

CHESScom
|
5 days ago

Chess.com is thrilled to bring chess fans around the world more options to watch their favorite players live. To grow the chess streaming ecosystem, Chess.com is offering a number of benefits to chess streamers of all skill levels who want to get ...

How Can I Teach Chess Online Using Chess.com?

How Can I Teach Chess Online Using Chess.com?

IM DanielRensch
|
7 days ago

Chess.com provides robust teaching tools for chess coaches and trainers of all levels and experience. This article is a guide to our most commonly used tools, employed by many of the world's leading online chess teachers. Interactive Analysis ...

Intern With The World's Largest Chess Website

Intern With The World's Largest Chess Website

CHESScom
|
6 days ago

With a growing community of 34 million members, Chess.com's mission is to promote online chess on an international level. As the world's leading chess website, Chess.com hosts over 7.5 million games every day, and keeps each of our members connect...

Test Your Chess: Candidates Game Of The Day Lessons

Test Your Chess: Candidates Game Of The Day Lessons

CHESScom
|
7 days ago

Are you following the 2020 FIDE Candidates Tournament? It's an exciting race so far, with top prize being a ticket to a match with World Champion Magnus Carlsen. For each round of the tournament, we have a video highlighting the game of the day AN...

How To Win With Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation

How To Win With Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation

CHESScom
|
13 days ago

Do you want to take your opponents away from opening theory and lead them into an endgame that you know how to win? If so, the Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation might be your best bet! IM Keaton Kiewra demonstrates the key ideas for both sides in this ...

Why Do Grandmasters Think So Much?

Why Do Grandmasters Think So Much?

IM Silman
|
20 days ago

Kurniadigautama: “Hello IM Silman, I hope you are doing well wherever you are and no matter what you are doing. I just have one simple but rather perplexing question. Why are grandmasters always taking up more time than necessary to play a m...

A Match That Lasts The Whole Life: Anand vs Ivanchuk

A Match That Lasts The Whole Life: Anand vs Ivanchuk

GM Gserper
|
21 days ago

The World Junior Championship 1987 was a very special event for me. Since it took place in Baguio City (Philippines), it was my first opportunity to travel outside of the "iron curtain" and see the world's top junior players. In those prehistoric ...

The 10 Best Chess Players Of All Time

The 10 Best Chess Players Of All Time

ColinStapczynski
|
21 days ago

Our beloved game of chess has had many legends, world champions, challengers, world-class players, and grandmasters. The games of these masters delight, inspire and teach us the ways of the royal game. It is common to discuss the greatest player...

How To Win With The Ruy Lopez: 5.d4!?

How To Win With The Ruy Lopez: 5.d4!?

CHESScom
|
21 days ago

Do you want a sharp opening that most opponents won't know how to defend against? IM Keaton Kiewra demonstrates how 5.d4!? in the Ruy Lopez is easy for White to learn and hard to handle for Black. Try The Challenges! Not what you're looking for...

64 Chess Quotes You May Not Have Heard Before

64 Chess Quotes You May Not Have Heard Before

hscer
|
27 days ago

Actually, sixty-four is too easy for a chess article, so here are sixty-five chess quotes you may not have seen before. Or maybe you have... Some stand on their own, some have a bit of commentary, and all are hopefully interesting. Enjoy! Jose C...

How To Play Chess

How To Play Chess

CHESScom
|
28 days ago

You know how the pieces move. Now it's time to learn everything else! Follow along and learn how to win chess games! Try The Challenges! Not what you're looking for? Go back to the video guide. The Language of Chess: This video demo...

Liz Loves Chess

Liz Loves Chess

batgirl
|
Feb 26, 2020

There's a tendency for all of us to define chess through its best and most successful adherents.  I've always been of the mind that, while there is no doubt that world champions, potential world champions and all other players near that str...

How To Move The Pieces

How To Move The Pieces

CHESScom
|
Feb 26, 2020

Are you ready to start playing chess? Watch these videos to learn what you need to know to get started! Not what you're looking for? Go back to the video guide. Want to skip ahead and try the quiz? Check out the challenges here! Try The...

Do You Like Annotated Games?

Do You Like Annotated Games?

GM Gserper
|
Feb 25, 2020

 The question in the title of this article might look stupid to many readers. Indeed, who wouldn't like to study a game annotated by a strong player? Well, I am not sure that I have an answer to this question anymore. When I was a kid, an ann...

Why Don't I Play Serious Chess?

Why Don't I Play Serious Chess?

IM Silman
|
27 days ago

josephyossi: “Why don’t you play games?” JS: Almost everyone has some sort of job. My job is chess. For decades I played in many tournaments, winning the American Open, the National Open, the U.S. Open, and other events. And th...

Ascharin and Other Things

Ascharin and Other Things

batgirl
|
Feb 12, 2020

    In 1843 Andrei Alexandrovich Ascharin was born in the Estonian coastal town of Pärnu.  His parents were of mixed origins:  Alexander, of Russian extraction and Louise, of German extraction.  This was common amo...

Would You Play These Crazy Moves?

Would You Play These Crazy Moves?

GM Gserper
|
Feb 11, 2020

About 30 years ago, the famous Soviet coach Vladimir Zak wrote a book "The Ways of Chess Improvement." I already expressed my opinion about this chess personality in a prior article. Nevertheless, the book was quite interesting, mainly because Zak...