Nakamura Teaches The KID

Nakamura Teaches The KID

TigerChess
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Jan 1, 2017

One of our favorite installments from one of our favorite guest. In this series, GM Hikaru Nakamura best games in the KID are broken down, piece by piece, by GM Simon Williams. Not what you were looking for? Back to the video guid...

Q & A With Coach Heisman

Q & A With Coach Heisman

TigerChess
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Jan 1, 2017

You got questions and we got answers. An opportunity for viewers to ask anything and everything proved to be so successful we had to put all the videos in one guide. Watch as National Master Dan Heisman plows through the hot topics of todays chess...

Krushing Tactics

Krushing Tactics

TigerChess
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Jan 1, 2017

GM Irina Krush and IM Daniel Rensch put their tactical skill on the line in front of a live audience solving puzzles from Chess.com Tactics Trainer! In this interactive show Chess.com members suggest tactical ideas and our masters explain their th...

ChessKid Online Championships

ChessKid Online Championships

TigerChess
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Jan 1, 2017

In this series, Chess.com’s best hosts join forces to cover the 2014 and 2015 ChessKid National Invitational Championships. These talented youngsters provide plenty of educational value for our expert panel. Watch and learn as the future sta...

Hack Attack

Hack Attack

TigerChess
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Jan 1, 2017

In this series, watch as IM Thomas Rendle faces off against some of Chess.com's strongest blitz players. He'll provide in-depth commentary into each position and his strategies moving forward. A great piece of learning material here. Don't miss ou...

Secrets Of A Blitz Master

Secrets Of A Blitz Master

TigerChess
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Jan 1, 2017

Winning in blitz, yeah... it's that important. Our next compilation is brought to you by GM Maxim Dlugy. There's an art to be being a blitz master, but there's also a secret. This series unveils the strategy and technique behind a prominent blitz ...

Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild

TigerChess
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Jan 1, 2017

In this series, IM Danny Rensch and others will explore some of the fun variants offered here on Chess.com. This series is an introduction through game play to some of the entertaining options such as crazyhouse, chess960, king of the hill and mor...

Bobbing For Dlugy

Bobbing For Dlugy

TigerChess
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Jan 1, 2017

It's Bobbing for Dlugy with blitz master GM Maxim Dlugy! We all remember his "Best Blitz Opening" series and now we get to see the master put his suggestions into practice battling Chess.com members head to head with all the educational commentary...

GM Blitz Battles

GM Blitz Battles

TigerChess
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Jan 1, 2017

Chess fanatics dream about our famous GM Blitz Battles. These exciting, fast paced showdowns include commentary from the pros to analyze every variation. Watch as some of the world's greatest blitz players go head to head for the ultimate bragging...

Spicy Chess

Spicy Chess

TigerChess
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Jan 1, 2017

Spicy Gambits just wasn't enough. GM Simon Williams had to take it up a notch with a full tv show. From positions to full games, watch what happens when some of the best players bite off more than they can chew. While most of us have to bow o...

How To Become A Streamer On Chess.com

How To Become A Streamer On Chess.com

News
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Jan 1, 2017

How do I start streaming on Chess.com? First, sign up for a username and channel url at twitch.tv (your channel will be twitch.tv/yournamehere with whatever name you choose). UPDATE: Chess and Twitch have partnered to help streamers! ...

How To Watch Nakamura vs Grigoriants

How To Watch Nakamura vs Grigoriants

NM SamCopeland
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Jan 1, 2017

The Speed Chess Championship, featuring Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Sergey Karjakin, Fabiano Caruana, and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and ten more of the world's best players competing in a unique knock-out match format, will be broadca...

How To Win A Chess Game

How To Win A Chess Game

CHESScom
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Jan 1, 2017

How do you win a chess game? The goal of chess is to checkmate your opponent. Checkmate happens when the king is attacked by another piece and has no way to escape. At that point, the game is over. But checkmate doesn’t happen without pr...

Carlsen's Unlucky Endgame

Carlsen's Unlucky Endgame

GM Gserper
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Jan 1, 2017

In the age of endgame tablebases and engines rated 3300+, it is difficult to imagine a relatively basic endgame that even grandmasters have difficulties to play and evaluate. The endgame "two bishops vs. a rook" with all pawns on ...

Learning Chess Patterns Is Easy

Learning Chess Patterns Is Easy

IM Silman
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Dec 29, 2016

I recently noticed an article that tried to clarify what a pattern is. I found it quite agonizing since the writer didn’t understand patterns but was trying hard to isolate exactly what it was (a noble try but quite futile). Unfortunate...

Chess.com Fair Play And Cheat-Detection

Chess.com Fair Play And Cheat-Detection

News
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Dec 28, 2016

Cheating in chess is a serious issue. The issue is magnified online, where there is no arbiter to physically observe play. Chess.com takes fair play and cheat-detection very seriously, and we have since our founding.  We understand how frus...

7 New Year's Chess Resolutions

7 New Year's Chess Resolutions

NM SamCopeland
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Dec 27, 2016

Statistically, just eight percent of people achieve their New Year's resolutions. That doesn't seem so great, but if we all resolve to become grandmasters, maybe eight percent of us can make it.  More realistically, New Year's resoluti...

Chess And Political Correctness

Chess And Political Correctness

GM Gserper
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Dec 25, 2016

The world has gone crazy! Did I just say it aloud? I am sorry; I used to better control what I say. In fact it was something you would learn from your early childhood in the former Soviet Union. As the very popular rock group Nautilu...

Why You Lose To Weaker Players

Why You Lose To Weaker Players

IM Silman
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Dec 22, 2016

Asmara the Cat wrote: I have a problem and I hope you can help me. My problem is that I don’t know how to defeat bad players (well, I’m not so good, but players who play worse than me). In real life, I’ve earned a FIDE rating b...

American Woman - Part I

American Woman - Part I

batgirl
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Dec 21, 2016

  Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important women players over the early year...

Can You Solve Our 2016 Holiday Puzzler?

Can You Solve Our 2016 Holiday Puzzler?

pete
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Dec 21, 2016

Your favorite annual chess tradition is back. Chess.com is proud to celebrate the holiday season with an all-new puzzler for 2016—and we believe this is the hardest (and most rewarding) quiz yet. The 10 Chess.com members who score the hi...

Pattern Recognition—Fact Or Fiction?

Pattern Recognition—Fact Or Fiction?

Vik-Hansen
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Dec 20, 2016

Chess players, chess authors and chess psychologists attempt to teach and explain chess playing with the concept of "pattern recognition": Pattern recognition is one of the most important mechanisms of chess improvement. Realizing that the ...