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Coach Of The Month: Charlie Rosado

Coach Of The Month: Charlie Rosado

PedroPinhata
| 4 days ago

Chess.com's January Coach of the Month is Charlie Rosado, better known online as JapaneseTutor! Charlie is a well-known chess streamer, and one of the key characters of the Tournament Arc series. What some people might not know is that JapaneseT...

Chess.com Month in Review: December 2021

Chess.com Month in Review: December 2021

CHESScom
| 5 days ago

Hey, chess lovers! A happy New Year is upon us, and with it, an opportunity to look back and catch up on what happened around the site in December 2021... Let's go! Web The biggest story for December—and surely one of the bigg...

Unusual Chess Puzzles For Creative People

Unusual Chess Puzzles For Creative People

GM Gserper
| 9 days ago

These days chess fans around the world are blessed with an abundance of chess events. Some of them can really improve your chess but are not much fun to watch. Think of a Berlin endgame flawlessly played by two super grandmasters. On the other sid...

FIDE Grand Prix 2022: All The Information

FIDE Grand Prix 2022: All The Information

CHESScom
| 7 hrs ago

The 2022 FIDE Grand Prix is a series of chess tournaments that is part of the world championship cycle. Three tournaments are held in Berlin, Germany, and Belgrade, Serbia between February and April 2022. The top two finishers will be the final pl...

Can You Solve The Hardest Puzzles On Chess.com?

Can You Solve The Hardest Puzzles On Chess.com?

PedroPinhata
| 14 days ago

The 2022 Puzzle Battle World Championship is here. It's at times like these that we can catch a glimpse of what true puzzle-solving excellence looks like. It's not often that you can sit back, relax, and watch 50+ puzzles get solved in three minut...

The Most Controversial Trade

The Most Controversial Trade

GM Gserper
| 18 days ago

While the recent FIDE World Championship match was rather disappointing due to its anticlimactic finish, it had its crown jewel: game six. The longest game ever played in world championship history had such rich chess content that it deserves a wh...

7 Games That Transformed Chess

7 Games That Transformed Chess

kahns
| 22 days ago

What, other than hopeless addiction, really keeps me coming back to chess? It's the battle for truth. At a high level, each grandmaster has their "truth" about the game, and a game between two strong players is often not really about ability ...

Tata Steel Chess 2022: All The Information

Tata Steel Chess 2022: All The Information

CHESScom
| 7 hrs ago

GM Magnus Carlsen has joined the leaders after round six of the 2022 Tata Steel Masters Tournament, defeating now-former co-leader GM Richard Rapport. Also winning Friday were GMs Anish Giri and GM Sergey Karjakin, both getting themselves back to ...

Coach Of The Month: GM Swapnil Dhopade

Coach Of The Month: GM Swapnil Dhopade

NathanielGreen
| Dec 20, 2021

Chess.com's December coach of the month is GM Swapnil Dhopade! He is the first grandmaster from the Indian region of Vidarbha in the state of Maharashtra. He has coached the Indian women's team at several events including the Women's World Team ...

Nepomniachtchi: What Went Wrong?

Nepomniachtchi: What Went Wrong?

GM Gserper
| Dec 15, 2021

Chess.com people are the best! I already wrote in my old article that our fellow members are nice, intelligent and always ready to help you. That's why I never miss your comments, my dear readers, since they are always interesting and I learn a lo...

Can You Solve Our 2021 Holiday Puzzler?

Can You Solve Our 2021 Holiday Puzzler?

Pete
| 16 days ago

Your favorite annual chess quiz tradition is back for the 2021 holidays. Enjoy this year's quiz, and see if you can win one of our prizes for a top score.  Play the puzzler here. [Jan. 5, 2022 update: click here to see the correct answe...

The Biggest Secret Of Chess Improvement

The Biggest Secret Of Chess Improvement

GM Gserper
| Dec 1, 2021

After reading the title of this article, some of you, my dear readers, might think "oh no, not another 'secret' of the Soviet chess school." Indeed, recently we've seen too many similar "revelations." I can vividly see a blurb on one such book whi...

Chess.com Month In Review: November 2021

Chess.com Month In Review: November 2021

CHESScom
| 23 days ago

Hey, chess lovers! As the end of 2021 looms, it's now a good time to look back on the penultimate month of the year and see what kept the teams busy last month. One thing that kept us very busy was Players League, but more about that next m...

Chess.com's Holiday Gift Buying Guide

Chess.com's Holiday Gift Buying Guide

CHESScom
| Dec 1, 2021

The Holiday Season is upon us, and we're all looking for the best way to show our loved ones how much they mean to us. If that special someone in your life likes to play chess, then we're about to make your job much easier! Here's a list of the be...

Coach Of The Month: Alberto Chueca Forcen

Coach Of The Month: Alberto Chueca Forcen

PedroPinhata
| Nov 29, 2021

Chess.com's November Coach of the Month is IM Alberto Chueca Forcen! Chueca is a Spanish international master and the creator of the "Chueca Method." Chueca is a FIDE trainer with years of coaching experience. With many success stories highlight...