Chess.com Brand Resources

Chess.com Brand Resources

CHESScom
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Sep 4, 2018

The Chess.com community represents all ages, nations, language groups, and perspectives. Every day, creators make amazing content on our platform. We are thrilled to see concepts and content brought to life by the community! We want to make...

Attacking f7: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Attacking f7: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

ArnieChipmunk
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Aug 30, 2018

What's the weakest spot on the chessboard? Surely it must be the f7 square. Only protected by the black king, the poor pawn on f7 has been a classic victim of tricks and attacks. It's fair to say chess players have been obsessed with f7 sin...

Do You Know What Jadrag Is?

Do You Know What Jadrag Is?

GM Gserper
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Aug 27, 2018

One of the leading characters of the Soviet romantic comedy "Where is the Nophelet?" would ask attractive women a very cryptic question. Yet the pick-up line "Do you know where the Nophelet is?" worked like a charm, since everyone wanted to k...

Top 10 Benefits of Chess

Top 10 Benefits of Chess

CHESScom
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Aug 27, 2018

Chess is played everyday around the world and brings people of different cultures and backgrounds together. Let's take a look at the top 10 benefits of learning and playing chess! Chess brings people together. Chess teaches you how to win and...

The 10 Best Chess Traps

The 10 Best Chess Traps

CHESScom
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Aug 23, 2018

Chess tricks and traps have always caught the imagination and appreciation of chess fans as long as chess has been played. A nice trap shows tactical ideas, combinations, and fascinating concepts that capture our attention and stand the test of ti...

The 10 Silliest Ways To Lose A Chess Game

The 10 Silliest Ways To Lose A Chess Game

FM LuisFSiles
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Aug 23, 2018

If you've ever felt a little bit silly after allowing your opponent to take your queen or after missing a mate in one, I have good news for you. It could be much worse. Stop feeling guilty whenever these things happen to you. The chess world is ...

The Trojan Horse Trick In Chess

The Trojan Horse Trick In Chess

GM Gserper
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Aug 20, 2018

Everyone knows the story about the Trojan Horse that helped the Greek army win the Trojan War. Since chess is a model of a war on 64 squares, can't we use this 3,000-year-old trick on the chessboard? Just think of it: Your opponent hides his ki...

The Best Chess Games Of All Time

The Best Chess Games Of All Time

CHESScom
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Aug 18, 2018

Chess is a rich game, dating back over a millennia. On Chess.com alone, over 2,000,000,000 games have been played! Which games are the very best ever played? No one can answer that conclusively, but we are going to give you Chess.com's opinion. ...

Announcing The Chess.com GIF Maker

Announcing The Chess.com GIF Maker

CHESScom
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Aug 17, 2018

Want a quick way to share your favorite chess games with friends online? Why not try a chess GIF? Making GIFs of your favorite chess games is now easy with Chess.com's GIF Maker! Here's how to use it: 1. Copy a PGN from your favorite chess w...

Chess: The Waiting Game?

Chess: The Waiting Game?

louisathomas
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Aug 16, 2018

The day my daughter was due was approaching. There was not much to do but wait. Another day passed. I couldn’t concentrate on work. Another day, and then another. I couldn’t write; my words were blocked. I couldn’t sleep. Another...

Bet You've Never Heard Of This Opening

Bet You've Never Heard Of This Opening

GM Gserper
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Aug 13, 2018

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)

News
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Aug 13, 2018

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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Aug 11, 2018

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...

How To Play The Boiling Frog Attack

How To Play The Boiling Frog Attack

GM Gserper
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Aug 6, 2018

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 ...

Pawn Endgames - Easy, Yet Difficult

Pawn Endgames - Easy, Yet Difficult

GM TheGadfly1897
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Aug 1, 2018

During my game against James Tarjan at the US Open last week, I swore that I would write an article on pawn endgames. The entire game was crazy and lasted six hours, two of which we spent on figuring out how to play the pawn endgame. Although ther...

Rook Endgame: The Principles

Rook Endgame: The Principles

GM TheGadfly1897
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Aug 1, 2018

Welcome back! It is time to wrap up our rook endgame series. In the previous four articles (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4), I covered important rook endgame positions and ideas. Now I'd like to present couple of games that illustrate the fun...

Bobby Fischer's Best Chess Quotes

Bobby Fischer's Best Chess Quotes

CHESScom
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Aug 1, 2018

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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Jul 30, 2018

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...