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    • Blindfold chess?

      Does playing blind actually help improve your game play? I've seen the videos of grandmasters playing simul games blindfolded, impressive no doubt but, does it actually help a beginner player imprve at all? I've seen Daniel Rensch play with the bl... | Read More

      • Sare321
      • | Jan 21, 2016
      • | 294 views
      • | 1 comment
    • How to mentally visualise any square in terms of its colour and diagonals [PART 1]

      "My blind eyes now see what others cannot, that sometimes the hands of fate must be forced!" ~ Illidan 'Betrayer' Stormrage before playing a forcing move of chess Importance of the ability to visualise board Visualising the board clearly is the ... | Read More

    • MARATHON MONDAY Heating Up on CHESS TV!

      Well, if you haven't heard about the amazing programming on Marathon Monday, here's yet another chance to get in on the action! There's something for everyone, so check out the shows in our line-up today:   FIRST up:  MAN vs. MACHINE at 12pm P... | Read More

    • Should I teach chess although I’m not a chess master?

      I have written the follwing letter to a number of Chess masters here on chess.com and now I would love your input. For my Lions Club I want to teach the inner city kids chess, I believe this will help them in school and life. I just want to know s... | Read More

      • herbie53
      • | Sep 3, 2015
      • | 645 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Rook Endings: Lasker 1925

      I love finding Endgame positions which look almost identical, but a subtle difference gives a totally different result.   I hit upon these two positions by Emmanuel Lasker composed in 1925 (positions 22 and 23 from the Encyclopadia of Chess End... | Read More

    • LIVE CHESS: How to Challenge, etc.

      Because I don’t actually play much chess on this site (yes, I know *sigh*), and never in LIVE Chess, I’ve not been very familiar with how that area of Chess.com works. That’s when roninreturns stepped in and was kind enough to share a bit of... | Read More

    • MASSIVE MONDAY MARATHONS on CHESS TV!

      [Blog History] Hey, everyone!    So, when you look at the schedule on the Chess.com/TV page, do you find yourself rubbing your eyes? Do you feel like you’re seeing double when you look at Monday’s programming line-up? Well, I have news f... | Read More

    • IMPORTANT -Tilicheev_Viacheslav's response

      As many of you know already FM Tilicheev_Viacheslav's account has been closed by chess.com for cheating.  He denies this charge and this is his response to Danny.  Both myself and FM Tilicheev_Viacheslav believe that this response should be made... | Read More

      • jscontom1
      • | Jun 2, 2015
      • | 3525 views
      • | 10 comments
    • Endgame Training

      A few months ago I began working seriously to improve my endgame play. I had been meaning to do this for a long time, but what finally convinced me was losing from a completely won position in a game against my invariably superior but charitably h... | Read More

    • Learning to play Chess: Caro-Slav structure

      In an effort to actually get better I have started to learn about pawn structures starting with the Caro-Slav. Starting to study these has been eye-opening by showing just how clueless I am about chess. But I suppose that is natural for everyone s... | Read More

    • Playing Blindfold Chess With Your Mind Wide Open

      Through the ages we've been awed by the brilliance of chess players who could play an opponent, or several at at time, without seeing the pieces.... "All In Their Mind's Eye"!  Early legends such as Philidor, Morphy, Najdorf, Alekhine, Capablanca... | Read More

      • Samantha212
      • | Mar 13, 2015
      • | 6909 views
      • | 10 comments
    • The BIG Show with IM Danny Rensch: SPECIAL AWARDS EDITION! Live Chess Event Presenters/Relayers

      Hello Everyone Thursday, February 19 10:00am  The BIG Show with IM Daniel Rensch! SPECIAL AWARDS EDITION WhenThu, February 19, 10:00am – 11:30am WhereTwitch.tv, ChessTV (map) DescriptionOn this Special Awards Edition, IM and host extraordi... | Read More

    • Ah! IM Rensch Nets a Beautiful Butterfly

      Greetings, chess fans! Are you treating yourself to IM Daniel Rensch's Daily Puzzle? If not, consider resetting your priorities. Each of you deserves 5 minutes' worth of chess goodness, like Grandma's biscuits deserve sweet, piquant honey. &nb... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Mar 7, 2015
      • | 2321 views
      • | 9 comments
    • Bullet Crunch

      Hello world ! Beeing on the move for a few weeks I find it hard to shoot new videos, or just even to play chess. I'm now teaching chess around 20 hours a week, but I barely have time to do anything else, chess related, as I'm desperately searchin... | Read More

    • Top 6 Reasons to Watch ChessTV's Old School Analysis with Uncle Yermo!

      I'm basically a freewheeling guy with a show, you know! #1 The show! Looking for a rich chess experience? Grandmaster Alexander Yermolinsky starts a new ChessTV series tonight on the lives and games of World Champions! Part One: Wilhelm ... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Jan 5, 2015
      • | 2701 views
      • | 9 comments
    • So says Nakamura 'completely deserved a victory' in Death Match 30

      Nakamura beats So in Death Match 30, 21.5-11.5! A partial transcript of the post-match interviews today. For my friends working on their English and anyone who would like to read what the hosts and players had to say after 3 hours of fierce che... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Jan 3, 2015
      • | 3020 views
      • | 7 comments
    • 2015Q1 Study Plan

      I've spent a lot of time lately thinking about my current chess weaknesses and the best ways to overcome them. As some of you know, I keep extensive records of my training activities and like to plan out my weekly training activities and then tr... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Jan 3, 2015
      • | 944 views
      • | 6 comments
    • Bullet Brawl #108...Funky Junky Monkey

      IM DanielRensch vs amirsose: Bullet Brawls Chess #108 Published on Dec 3, 2014   Is IM Daniel Rensch an underdog to a 2600-rated bullet player on Chess.com?After a one-sided start, this match features an unlikely comeback and a dra... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Jan 1, 2015
      • | 1348 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Bringing the Noise! BB #107

      Another Bullet Brawl that's nothing but good! Do you love this one, Padawan? You must watch it. IM Rensch finagles games Magnus Carlsen style, but one game brought heart-wrenching self-talk: Oh, no. Pretty bad. Oh my god. I’m gonna lose this?... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Dec 22, 2014
      • | 655 views
      • | 3 comments
    • How I played a Bullet Brawl against Daniel Rensch

      It was Wenseday night. It was already 00:30 and I was just finishing a thing on my computer while my wife was calling me to come to sleep. At this moment I made the "mistake" ! For some reason a chess.com tab was open on my google chrome, and whe... | Read More