Who Will Win The 2021 Candidates Tournament?

Who Will Win The 2021 Candidates Tournament?

GM AlexYermo
| 3 hrs ago

The 2020-21 FIDE Candidates Tournament will take its place in the annals of chess history as an unprecedented event. Never before has a tournament stopped due to force majeure been resumed a full year later. Yes, the first World Championship match...

Chess.com Releases Library Feature

Chess.com Releases Library Feature

CHESScom
| 12 days ago

Chess.com is happy to announce that we have just rolled out another new feature: the Library. You can now create a collection of games and store them conveniently all in one place. Go To Your Library! Whether you want to study a particular open...

What I Learned From The Chess Patriarch

What I Learned From The Chess Patriarch

GM GMValeduser
| 14 days ago

GM Mikhail Botvinnik was the sixth World Chess Champion and is generally accepted as one of the best players of all time. Known as "the Patriarch," he worked with and trained many promising masters, grandmasters, national champions, and world...

The Greatest Genius In Chess History

The Greatest Genius In Chess History

GM Gserper
| 21 days ago

The dispute about the strongest player in chess history will never be settled. Indeed, how can anyone say what the result would be of a match between Paul Morphy and GM Bobby Fischer if you could bring both of them to our time and give three years...

2021 Bullet Chess Championship Presented By SIG

2021 Bullet Chess Championship Presented By SIG

CHESScom
| 3 days ago

GM Alireza Firouzja won the main event of the 2021 Bullet Chess Championship after defeating GMs Vladislav Artemiev, Hikaru Nakamura, and Andrew Tang. Firouzja's exceptional performance has put the 17-year-old supergrandmaster back in the spotligh...

100 Years Ago Today: Capablanca Vs Lasker 1921

100 Years Ago Today: Capablanca Vs Lasker 1921

hscer
| 29 days ago

March 15, 1921 in Havana, Cuba—it was like looking into a mirror for Emanuel Lasker. His opponent opened with 1.d4 and he replied with 1...d5. Exactly 27 years prior, it was the 25-year-old Lasker who had White, facing 58-year-old Wilhelm St...

Tal's Attacking Recipe

Tal's Attacking Recipe

GM Gserper
| Mar 11, 2021

For most of true chess aficionados, Mikhail Tal is not just a legendary world champion but a true symbol of attacking in chess. He got his name "The Magician" for his inimitable ability to start a king hunt in almost any position.  How did ...

Little Chess Women

Little Chess Women

MomOnaBreak
| Mar 8, 2021

Written by Olya Kaye Back in the post-war, torn down Soviet Russia in the early 1960s, my grandfather made a move that significantly impacted the lives of the next three generations of women in his family. The move was simple: he taught my mothe...

Chess.com Month In Review: February 2021

Chess.com Month In Review: February 2021

CHESScom
| Mar 9, 2021

Hey, chess lovers! We have some fun stuff to report this month, including one brand-new and long-awaited feature, finally hitting beta. Let's jump right in and see what happened in February 2021... Web Updated board markings and highlight/arr...

PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Finals

PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Finals

PedroPinhata
| Mar 10, 2021

The last two days of PogChamps 3 presented by GRIP6 were nothing short of amazing. High-level games, impressive tactics, and more than $150,000 raised for charity marked the end of this record-breaking event. Neeko vs. Tubbo Neeko vs. Michell...

PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Days 11 and 12

PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Days 11 and 12

PedroPinhata
| Feb 27, 2021

Days 11 and 12 of PogChamps 3 presented by GRIP6 showed us once more how fast players can improve if they put in the work. Every player who took their time to study chess before or even throughout the event showed tremendous growth. Ludwig vs....

PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Day 10

PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Day 10

PedroPinhata
| Feb 27, 2021

Tactics continue to decide the fate of the participants of PogChamps 3 presented by GRIP6. Those who failed to spot tactical shots were sent home by their opponents. Rainn Wilson vs. MoistCr1tikal Ludwig vs. Logic Neeko vs. Rubius Pokimane ...

The Unsung Hero Of The Hypermodern Chess School

The Unsung Hero Of The Hypermodern Chess School

Santero13
| Feb 25, 2021

The phrase "unsung hero" may sound melodramatic to some, or even cliche, but I can't think of a better way to describe Gyula Breyer. His peers and colleagues, the hypermodern pioneers Aron Nimzowitsch and Richard Reti, both lived long enough to ce...

PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Day 9

PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Day 9

PedroPinhata
| Feb 25, 2021

The first day of matches in the champions bracket of PogChamps 3 presented by GRIP6 was an exciting one, with two of the strongest players in the tournament advancing to the semifinals. xQc vs. Sardoche Benjyfishy vs. Daniel Negreanu xQc...

The Top 5 Best Female Chess Players of All Time

The Top 5 Best Female Chess Players of All Time

hscer
| Feb 22, 2021

The queen may be the strongest piece in chess, but it sometimes feels like few women besides the fictional Beth Harmon seem to play the game. In the United States, for example, only about one-seventh of the members of the national chess federation...

PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Day 8

PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Day 8

PedroPinhata
| Feb 25, 2021

Tactics made all the difference on the eighth day of PogChamps 3 presented by GRIP6. Commentator WFM Alexandra Botez pointed out that Tubbo had been grinding in puzzles, and it showed. MoistCr1tikal's coach GM Daniel Naroditsky said that Char...

Play Chess Like Hockey Players!

Play Chess Like Hockey Players!

GM Gserper
| Feb 24, 2021

At first glance, chess and ice hockey have nothing in common—unless we are talking about this bouncing chess hockey game. Unfortunately, this entertaining game has nothing to do with either chess or hockey. And yet we can learn some use...

PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Day 7‎

PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Day 7‎

PedroPinhata
| Feb 25, 2021

The seventh day of PogChamps 3 presented by GRIP6 brought us four different matches. Pokimane, xQc, and Logic impressed with their improvement, surprising the audience once more. Pokimane vs. Rubius Daniel Negreanu vs. xQc Rainn Wilson vs. L...

PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Day 6

PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Day 6

PedroPinhata
| Feb 25, 2021

On the sixth day of PogChamps 3 presented by GRIP6, we saw the performance of a few of the best players in the tournament. Once more, the most tactically skilled players came out on top. Notably, the battle between Benjyfishy and Sardoche is pro...

PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Day 5

PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Day 5

PedroPinhata
| Feb 25, 2021

The fifth day of PogChamps 3 presented by GRIP6 brought us another set of thrilling matches. The underdogs were determined to not make their opponents' lives easy, but eventually the higher-rated players prevailed. Michelle Khare vs. Logic Mr...

PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Day 4

PogChamps 3 Chess Puzzles: Day 4

PedroPinhata
| Feb 25, 2021

The fourth day of PogChamps 3 was nothing short of amazing. The unfortunate power outage in Texas caused the much anticipated xQc-Pokimane match to be postponed, but the other two matches more than made up for it. Watching the Rubius-Negreanu ga...