How To Sponsor An Event On Chess.com

How To Sponsor An Event On Chess.com

CHESScom
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1 day ago

With tournaments happening every day on Chess.com, it is now easier than ever to have your brand represented during our official broadcasts. This overview will explain everything you need to know about sponsoring one of our events on Chess.com:&nb...

How To Calculate In Chess

How To Calculate In Chess

GM Gserper
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1 day ago

I bet you've heard the cliche that "chess is 99 percent tactics" thousands of times. While it is greatly overused and exaggerated to some degree, overall it is correct. The enormous strength of modern computers is based on their unmatched abilit...

The Underrated World Number-1

The Underrated World Number-1

GM Gserper
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8 days ago

Ask any chess player to name a grandmaster who deserved to be the world champion but never became one, and you will get a list of the usual suspects. Bronstein, Korchnoi and Keres will be on the top of the list, and then it becomes ver...

What's In A Chess.com Premium Membership

What's In A Chess.com Premium Membership

davidkaufmann
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12 days ago

Do you remember the day you joined Chess.com? At first, it could all seem a little overwhelming (so many features and options!), but you gradually got the hang of it and, suddenly, you realized that Chess.com had become like your second home, wher...

What Happened To Elite Chess?

What Happened To Elite Chess?

GM Gserper
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16 days ago

In the end of 1984, the leading Soviet magazine Chess In The USSR published a big article about the first game of the world championship match Capablanca-Alekhine, Buenos Aires 1927. The author, master V. Goldin (no relation the U.S. grandmaster...

More Things You Need To Know About Pawn Stucture

More Things You Need To Know About Pawn Stucture

IM Silman
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18 days ago

What is a pawn structure? From my online glossary, I define it as “the positioning of the whole pawn mass. Also referred to as the pawn skeleton. This positioning of the pawns is what usually dictates the types of plans available...

Can You Win The Speed Chess Championship Fantasy Game?

Can You Win The Speed Chess Championship Fantasy Game?

News
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16 days ago

Reminder: Deadline for entries is 5:59 p.m. Pacific time September 2. The biggest event in online chess is back for 2019, and the field of 16 grandmasters is set for the 2019 Speed Chess Championship beginning September 2 at 6 p.m. PDT. W...

How To Lose A Move To Win The Game!

How To Lose A Move To Win The Game!

GM Gserper
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23 days ago

The concept of time in chess is one of the most difficult topics for young kids to grasp. While they have no trouble understanding how you can lose a piece, a pawn or the right to castle, the subject of losing time is usually confusing for them. ...

Coach Of The Month: NM Bojan Lukajic

Coach Of The Month: NM Bojan Lukajic

NM SamCopeland
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27 days ago

NM Bojan Lukajic's (@lasker_fiverr) notes on Chess.com are an incredible testament to the affection and appreciation of his students. Probably no coach on Chess.com has so impressed his students with such dedication and effort. NM Lukajic truly ca...

The Man Who Beat Mikhail Tal

The Man Who Beat Mikhail Tal

GM Gserper
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26 days ago

If you have seen the movie Searching for Bobby Fischer, you may remember one of the Washington Square Park hustlers who held a sign offering a photograph or a game with the man who beat Mikhail Tal.  Just like most of the movie's chess...

The Unusual Side Of Blitz Chess

The Unusual Side Of Blitz Chess

GM Gserper
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Aug 13, 2019

When we talk about blitz chess, we usually think about tactics, blunders and opening surprises that force our opponents to spend their precious seconds. I doubt that many people would mention good endgame technique as an integral element of b...

New Mastery Course: Learn The Trompowsky Attack

New Mastery Course: Learn The Trompowsky Attack

NM SamCopeland
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Aug 9, 2019

Do you want to learn an excellent and diverse opening without a lot of theory? IM Keaton Kiewra teaches the course for you! The Trompowsky Attack (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5) is an excellent try for an advantage that can easily throw Black into shark-infest...

Titled Ladies

Titled Ladies

batgirl
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Aug 8, 2019

     At one time there were no official titles in chess.  In 1950 FIDE created the Grandmaster, the International Master and the International Women Master titles.  The first two sets of titles weren't based on rating...

How To Deal With Outrageous Chess Openings

How To Deal With Outrageous Chess Openings

GM Gserper
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Aug 5, 2019

I am sure that you've encountered the situation where your opponent played an opening move that breaks all known chess rules. What is your second thought when this happens? (I assume that the first thought is usually: "You gotta be kidding me!")...

How To Attack The Classical Way

How To Attack The Classical Way

GM Gserper
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Jul 29, 2019

Making forecasts is not one of my best skills. Actually it is quite the opposite: Usually my predictions of the future are quite bad. Yet one of my forecasts was a no-brainer, since I couldn't possibly have gone wrong with it.  Almost four ...

Your Pawn Structure Is Your Friend

Your Pawn Structure Is Your Friend

IM Silman
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Jul 26, 2019

What is pawn structure? From my online glossary, I define it as "the positioning of the whole pawn mass. Also referred to as the pawn skeleton. This positioning of the pawns is what usually dictates the types of plans available in a gi...

Join A League On Chess.com

Join A League On Chess.com

CHESScom
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23 days ago

Are you looking to participate in a chess league? Leagues provide great opportunities to represent your nation, state, city and communities in many different types of chess, including daily chess, vote chess, rapid and bullet. This article lis...

New Mastery Course: The Complete Caro Kann

New Mastery Course: The Complete Caro Kann

NM SamCopeland
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Jul 29, 2019

Want to learn the Caro Kann Defense from a U.S. champion? Few could have predicted just how bright the future was for GM Sam Shankland when he recorded his fantastic series on the Caro Kann Defense in 2012. Six years later, Shankland brok...

Decisive Moments In Chess: Bobby Fischer's Waterloo

Decisive Moments In Chess: Bobby Fischer's Waterloo

GM Gserper
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Jul 22, 2019

Destiny makes its urgent way to the mighty and those who do violent deeds. This is the beginning of Stefan Zweig's famous Die Weltminute von Waterloo (The World Minute of Waterloo). While this short novel describes the decisive moment of the his...

Vladimir Kramnik Interview: 'I'm Not Afraid To Lose'

Vladimir Kramnik Interview: 'I'm Not Afraid To Lose'

DavidC2
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Jul 18, 2019

The 14th world chess champion Vladimir Kramnik reflects on his remarkable career, telling David Cox about his championship battles with Garry Kasparov, Peter Leko, Veselin Topalov and Vishy Anand, and why Kramnik finally ran out of motivation for ...

Magnus Carlsen's Amazing Pawn Sacrifices

Magnus Carlsen's Amazing Pawn Sacrifices

GM Gserper
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Jul 16, 2019

There is a well-known chess joke (or maybe not even a joke!) that it is much more difficult to sacrifice a pawn than a queen. Indeed, in most queen sacrifices you get huge dividends right away, since it is difficult to imagine a player sacrifici...

Learning Pawn Structure For Chess Players Under 2000

Learning Pawn Structure For Chess Players Under 2000

IM Silman
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Jul 11, 2019

What is pawn structure? From my online glossary, I define it as “the positioning of the whole pawn mass. Also referred to as the pawn skeleton. This positioning of the pawns is what usually dictates the types of plans available in a given ...

Coach Of The Month: IM Mateusz Bobula

Coach Of The Month: IM Mateusz Bobula

IsaacSteincamp
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Jul 14, 2019

IM Mateusz Bobula is one of the new coaches on Chess.com. His streams at www.Twitch.tv/matbobula emphasize opening theory and break down critical opening and middlegame structures during and after his games, many that he has pl...