A Century of Chess; Vienna 1903

A Century of Chess; Vienna 1903

kahns
| 2 hrs ago

I haven’t said much in this series about Mikhail Chigorin, who was kind of the elder statesman of chess masters of this period, held in something of the same reverence that Keres or Bronstein would be for Soviet players in the ‘60s &nd...

OotW: Some Bc5 Defense to the Ruy Lopez

OotW: Some Bc5 Defense to the Ruy Lopez

IM dpruess
| 13 hrs ago

This week's opening is a defense to the Ruy Lopez, which I today learned is called the Modern Arkhangelsk. In today's video, we talked about the meaning behind the moves leading up to the characteristic Bc5 move by black, and then played a bunch o...

The 2 Types of Endgames

The 2 Types of Endgames

NM EnergeticHay
| 1 day ago

There are so many endgames that can arise in chess, so how should we go about learning all of them? After all, there's no way you could possibly study each and every possible position that could occur in your games! To tackle this problem, let's f...

Opinion - The Best Way To Get Better At Chess

Opinion - The Best Way To Get Better At Chess

NM ih8sens
| 1 day ago

TLDR at the bottom Besides the occasional one-off session with friends, I haven't formally coached in several years.  In spite of this, I still get messages here on chess.com (and elsewhere) asking "how do I get better at chess?".&nbs...

Fred Dewhirst Yates. Some Games and Pictures.

Fred Dewhirst Yates. Some Games and Pictures.

simaginfan
| 1 day ago

'Mr. Yates has left a heritage of beautiful and artistic games of which any master might well be proud'. Tartakower. 500 Master Games of Chess. A few days ago I took the liberty of posting a game of Fred Yates in the comments to someone else's b...

"Study Chess With Me" YouTube Channel

"Study Chess With Me" YouTube Channel

WFM AlexandraSamaganova
| 2 days ago

Hi everyone! Two weeks ago I decided to re-start my YouTube Channel and call it "Study Chess With Me". Currently on my channel I share videos on my trainings. In these videos I am not teaching chess, I am studying chess myself for 1-2 (hopefully...

Webinar 77. Knight on the Rim Is Dim!?

Webinar 77. Knight on the Rim Is Dim!?

FM Gertsog
| 6 days ago

Dear Chess Friends! Once Dr. Siegbert Tarrasch said: "Knight on the rim is dim”, meaning that knights should be developed to the center where they control a greater number of squares. A knight on the edge of the board controls only 4 squar...

Why is Hikaru Nakamura so good?

Why is Hikaru Nakamura so good?

JapaneseTutor
| 7 days ago

Hi everyone, In this blog post, I want to go over a game of Nakamura's because it illustrates correct planning and decisive decision making. Video link: https://youtu.be/4WOfUV3L29g If you have any questions, leave them in the comment sec...

Ask Me Anything!

Ask Me Anything!

DanielGuel
| 7 days ago

Yes... AMA ... that stands for "ask me anything".   I've been fortunate that through this blog, I've heard from a lot of you, and it sounds like you enjoy my content. And generally, when I write a blog, I decide what I want to write a...

My Journey To Getting Better At Chess #6

My Journey To Getting Better At Chess #6

DanielGuel
| 9 days ago

Hi, everyone! How's it going, I hope you have had a great Easter! This will be a brief installment (edit, I now realize it was not so brief ). So, without further ado... ---------------------------------------------------------------...