Bet You've Never Heard Of This Opening

Bet You've Never Heard Of This Opening

GM Gserper
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2 days ago

On March 24, 1937, the leading Soviet chess magazine 64 published a theoretical article about a new opening system the magazine called the "Panov Defense."  I challenge you to identify the moves of this opening line. Yes, you can Google it ...

The Immortal Game | Anderssen vs Kieseritzky (1851)

The Immortal Game | Anderssen vs Kieseritzky (1851)

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2 days ago

The "Immortal Game" is one of the most famous chess games ever played! Played in 1851 as an informal match between two European math professors, Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky, this game has become a true showcase of classic 19th century c...

Can You Pass This Positional Chess Test?

Can You Pass This Positional Chess Test?

IM Silman
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4 days ago

Welcome again to another learning chess experience. You will look at eight positional puzzles and, as you finish each one, you will click the question mark (“?”) underneath the board next to the light bulb. This will allow you to se...

Speed Chess Championship 2018 | Official Information

Speed Chess Championship 2018 | Official Information

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8 days ago

The 2018 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship will feature 16 of the world's best chess players in an innovative eSports bracket tournament and a guaranteed prize pool of $55,000. See the latest results here. NEXT MATCH: Andriasyan vs V...

How To Play The Boiling Frog Attack

How To Play The Boiling Frog Attack

GM Gserper
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9 days ago

Let me start with a disclaimer. While the title sounds sinister, I can assure you that no frog or any other animal was hurt for the sake of this article. It is just a metaphor! This is how Daniel Quinn describes it in "The Story Of B": If you ...

Bobby Fischer's Best Chess Quotes

Bobby Fischer's Best Chess Quotes

CHESScom
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14 days ago

Bobby Fischer is easily the most famous chess player of all time. When Bobby spoke about chess naturally people listened! Here are ten of his famous quotes. 1. "1.e4 - Best by test." You can find a few games where Fischer started the game...

Would You Do This Chess Trick?

Would You Do This Chess Trick?

GM Gserper
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16 days ago

In last week's article, we discussed chess players' behavior. The big questions were if trying to flag your opponent in a dead-drawn position or playing out a completely lost position or some other perfectly legal things are ethical. Judgin...

So vs Wei Yi: Who's More Immortal?

So vs Wei Yi: Who's More Immortal?

FM MikeKlein
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19 days ago

With two of the opening matches of the 2018 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship now in the books, fans are still waiting for the first competitive match. GM Levon Aronian and Hikaru Nakamura were simply too strong for GMs Fabiano Caruana and Hou ...

Lyudmila Rudenko, The First Soviet Chess Queen

Lyudmila Rudenko, The First Soviet Chess Queen

Marignon
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19 days ago

A great surprise for all chess fans happened today. Google honors our game with a doodle in the style of 1950s, when the talent of World Women's Champion Lyudmila Vladimirovna Rudenko (1904-1986) was shining at its brightest. Never heard of her na...

Is All Fair In Chess?

Is All Fair In Chess?

GM Gserper
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24 days ago

A well-known saying states that all is fair in love and war. Our beloved game is actually both love and war. While it is pretty obvious that chess is a war on 64 squares, what about love? Well, check the Twitter hashtag #WhyILoveChess and...

Get Ready To Test Your Positional Chess Again

Get Ready To Test Your Positional Chess Again

IM Silman
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25 days ago

I’ve done positional puzzles twice. Since a lot of people enjoyed them, I’ve decided to do it again, and perhaps again and again. It’s certainly a good way to learn positional ideas. Here are the original two articles: ...

Play The 24-Hour International Chess Day Arena!

Play The 24-Hour International Chess Day Arena!

CHESScom
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26 days ago

Not sure how to celebrate International Chess Day? Join thousands of other Chess.com users in our 24-hour arena from 12 a.m. PT to 12 p.m. July 20! The tournament will be played at Chess.com's most popular time control, 10|0. Play the Arena W...

Going Berserk In Chess!

Going Berserk In Chess!

GM Gserper
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Jul 15, 2018

Some 20 years ago I had a conversation with a grandmaster who grew up in a bad neighborhood.  He was recollecting his youth years when street fighting was pretty common. I don't remember much from his stories, but one of his phrases has stu...

The Game Of The Century | Byrne vs Fischer (1956)

The Game Of The Century | Byrne vs Fischer (1956)

CHESScom
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Jul 14, 2018

The Game of the Century is one of the greatest chess games in all of chess history and likely the greatest game ever played by a junior. The 26-year-old international master Donald Byrne took on the young, 13-year-old Bobby Fischer in what wo...

3 Different Chess Views You Need To Know

3 Different Chess Views You Need To Know

IM Silman
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Jul 14, 2018

I get so many questions and statements about chess, but being old (yep, 108 years old…don’t worry though, the friends that are still alive tell me that I don’t look more than 98) means that all those questions have been asked ov...

Think Twice Before A Threefold Repetition

Think Twice Before A Threefold Repetition

ArnieChipmunk
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Jul 12, 2018

Nowadays, it is normal for chess players of all levels to make a quick draw once in a while. The so-called "Sofia Rules" and other measures that attempt to prohibit draws by mutual agreement are typically applied in elite tournaments and even worl...