The Final Push | Road to FM

The Final Push | Road to FM

NM EnergeticHay
| 1 day ago

If playing chess has taught me anything, it's that with hard work and determination, anything is possible. It wasn't an easy journey, but after 6 years of perseverance, I achieved my National Master Title. Throughout my short chess career, I have ...

A Century of Chess: Schlechter-Janowski 1902

A Century of Chess: Schlechter-Janowski 1902

kahns
| 3 days ago

One of these odd matches – like Botvinnik-Smyslov (1958) or Botvinnik-Tal (1961) – that’s not really reflective of the contestants’ playing strength. Janowski sent his announcement of the match from Monte Carlo, which was &...

OotW: Cambridge Springs

OotW: Cambridge Springs

IM dpruess
| 3 days ago

This week's opening is the Cambridge Springs, a defense to the Queen's Gambit. Here are some top-level games with the opening to give you a few ideas to get started on this opening. Practice will be of great value as well, leading into Sunday's th...

The Queen's Gambit and spatial visualization

The Queen's Gambit and spatial visualization

MateEnUno
| 4 days ago

When we were children and did not have toys to play with, imagination took center stage. We indeed need to touch, explore and look, but when this resource is not available, the mind leads us to experience it through illusion. In the popular N...

Copywriter wanted

Copywriter wanted

FM Gertsog
| 4 days ago

Dear Chess Friends! I am looking for the author of chess texts to join my team and I decided to take a closer look at like-minded people among my followers! If you know the names of Carlsen and Nakamura, Morphy and Capablanca, you know where L...

Bad Nauheim 1935.

Bad Nauheim 1935.

simaginfan
| 5 days ago

Afternoon everyone. Blitzing this out in an afternoon, so apologies for the fact that it is not as I could have made it - real lifein present circumstances has to come ahead of my enjoying myself!! SO! In the comments to my last look at forgotte...

A new book on Alekhine

A new book on Alekhine

FM ddtru
| 5 days ago

The Russian chess historian Sergey Voronkov has recently published a new book about Alexander Alekhine. The book is published in Russian language under the title "Russian Sphynx" and contains a wealth of material that either has not been publ...

My Journey To Getting Better At Chess #5

My Journey To Getting Better At Chess #5

DanielGuel
| 5 days ago

Hi guys, let's get this show on the road!  I'm excited to share with you my progress, my chess goals for March, and my upcoming OTB tournaments next month! Without further ado, let's dive into my progress: Progress ...

What Happens In Our Brain When We Play Chess?

What Happens In Our Brain When We Play Chess?

MateEnUno
| 7 days ago

The number of areas of the brain that are stimulated when an individual plays a game of chess Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system, its importance is that thanks to it we can better know how our brain works, in order to respond to arg...

4 Player Chess How recent is it?

4 Player Chess How recent is it?

jotahernandezv
| 7 days ago

An alternative to the conventional The size impacts and the relative value of the pieces are modified, in a cross board, the queen is more powerful, the bishops take the importance and strength of the rooks, while knights and pawns reduce their ...

Thanks to Hikaru for inspiring! :)

Thanks to Hikaru for inspiring! :)

PeshkaCh
| 8 days ago

At the age of 10 y.o. I reached a rating of 3458 in Puzzles on Chess.com. Thanks to Hikaru for inspiring me to develop and improve myself so that I can break his record! Solve the series of decisive puzzles that separated me from the record ...

Calculation Training #1

Calculation Training #1

DanielGuel
| 9 days ago

Hi, everyone! Welcome to a short post of mine, I am going to give you two calculation exercises, and you are welcome to try and solve them! Or, you can just enjoy the answers if you prefer As a chess player, calculation is criticall...