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7 Most Dramatic Candidates Games Ever

7 Most Dramatic Candidates Games Ever

NathanielGreen
| 23 hrs ago

If there's one thing The Queen's Gambit proved, it's that chess can be dramatic. Just ask those who have played or observed the Candidates Tournament, where one game can be the difference between playing for the world championship or becoming...

Coach of the Month: Jack Rodgers

Coach of the Month: Jack Rodgers

Mick
| 3 days ago

Chess.com's latest Coach of the Month is the multi-talented Jack Rodgers. Jack is a FIDE expert-class player who has coached elite schools and private classes for eight years. As well as being the Australian chess team captain and manager, Jack is...

The Youngest Candidates

The Youngest Candidates

GM Gserper
| 5 days ago

The main chess event of the year, the 2022 Candidates Tournament, is already underway and by now only a lazy person wouldn't provide a prediction. While I hate to be called lazy, I cannot give you my pick for the simple reason that I have no idea!...

Legends Arena Monthly Results

Legends Arena Monthly Results

CHESScom
| 1 day ago

The results and winners for the monthly Legends Arena are below. All cash prize winners will be contacted at the email address on file on their account. The address is listed on the Settings page.For complete details, you can read about the Legend...

The 14-Year-Old Leading A New Generation Of Online Chess

The 14-Year-Old Leading A New Generation Of Online Chess

Mick
| 11 days ago

ChessBrainiac is a talented young chess player who's aiming for the NM title in the near future, with a current USCF rating of 2121. Just over a year ago, he started streaming his chess journey on Twitch, reaching milestones like a 2700 blitz rati...

The 10 Most Brilliant Candidates Games

The 10 Most Brilliant Candidates Games

NathanielGreen
| 10 days ago

No other tournament in chess combines the tradition and importance of the Candidates Tournament, which determines who plays the reigning champion in a match for the title. Depending how you count, it has been around for at least 70 years and up ...

5 Chess Brilliancies That Stockfish Hates

5 Chess Brilliancies That Stockfish Hates

NM AnthonyLevin
| 19 days ago

Every player with internet access now has a 3500-rated-plus assistant for analysis. Switch on "Infinite Analysis," go to the kitchen, make yourself a cup of coffee, return, and voila: decades of analysis at your fingertips.  Games of the no...

The Power Of A Pin

The Power Of A Pin

GM Gserper
| 23 days ago

A pin is probably the most common chess pattern. It is difficult for me to imagine any master game where there would be no pins in the actual game or in the variations that could've happened during the game. Also, it is probably one of the easiest...

Chess Played Quick Bot Battles Bingo Edition

Chess Played Quick Bot Battles Bingo Edition

CHESScom
| 5 days ago

Chess Played Quick is Chess.com's series of events where top chess streamers complete bounties for prizes. Chess Played Quick Bot Battles Bingo Edition starts on June 13 at 10 a.m. PT/19:00 CEST. For two hours, streamers will do their best to be...

What Your Board Theme Says About You

What Your Board Theme Says About You

lularobs
| 26 days ago

A board theme says a lot about a person... like, it says which color board you like. But more than that, it gives important insight into your personality and play style. We looked at some of the most popular and some of the most divisive board the...

Club Of The Month: ONE WORLD League

Club Of The Month: ONE WORLD League

Mick
| 26 days ago

Welcome back to Club of the Month! This monthly series introduces you to some of the incredible communities we have on Chess.com, so you can learn more about what they do and who they are. It might even give you the inspiration to start your very ...

Is Magnus Carlsen The Tom Brady Of Chess?

Is Magnus Carlsen The Tom Brady Of Chess?

NathanielGreen
| May 23, 2022

Chess, it may be hard to believe, is not the only game people play across the world. Basketball, poker, football... the alternatives are nearly endless. In fact, GM Magnus Carlsen has been spotted playing all three of those other games at one time...

Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

GM Gserper
| May 19, 2022

You have to admit, my dear readers, that the title of this article probably made you think that I was going to talk about GM Bobby Fischer's famous book for beginners. And you would be wrong! While this book is decent, with all due respect, there ...

Coach Of The Month: FM Alessandro Santagati

Coach Of The Month: FM Alessandro Santagati

Mick
| May 18, 2022

Chess.com's latest Coach of the Month is FM Alessandro Santagati! A skilled coach with more than 10 years of teaching experience, Santagati prides himself on giving each student exactly what they need to succeed. Read on to learn more about this e...

Chess.com Legends Arena: All The Information

Chess.com Legends Arena: All The Information

PedroPinhata
| May 20, 2022

The Chess.com Legends Arena is a monthly event for players who have advanced all the way to the Legend League, the most elite League on Chess.com. Players will compete in 3+0 blitz Arenas in three different rating categories for their piece of the...

20 Terrific TikToks Chess Players Will Love

20 Terrific TikToks Chess Players Will Love

PedroPinhata
| May 16, 2022

If you're a millennial like me (or a Delayed Boomer, in chess terms), you might not be that familiar with TikTok. However, let me tell you: there's a reason the social media sensation quickly became everyone's second-favorite app (Chess.com's app ...

Who Will Win The 2022 Candidates?

Who Will Win The 2022 Candidates?

NM SmarterChess
| 19 days ago

The 2022 FIDE Candidates tournament will occur in Madrid, Spain, from June 16-July 5, 2022. The tournament will consist of eight qualified players, and the winner earns the right to challenge GM Magnus Carlsen for the World Champion title. This ar...

5 Brilliant Times An IM Smashed A GM

5 Brilliant Times An IM Smashed A GM

PedroPinhata
| May 16, 2022

Sometimes we just want to sit back and be amazed by remarkable chess games. We've all looked at the games played by the strongest grandmasters and revered them for their unique technique and unparalleled ability. But what if I told you there's a "...

Meet The 2022 Candidates

Meet The 2022 Candidates

NathanielGreen
| May 9, 2022

The field of the 2022 Candidates Tournament is set, and every player is ranked at least 15th in the world: GM Ding Liren (2nd), GM Alireza Firouzja (3rd), GM Fabiano Caruana (4th), GM Richard Rapport (5th), GM Ian Nepomnia...