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Why We Should Be Playing Chess

Why We Should Be Playing Chess

FM Cats4Sale
| 19 hrs ago

Preferences are fluid and, therefore, change, but I'd have to say that right now my favorite book of all time is perhaps a lesser-known, obscure work by the Brazilian author Jorge Amado entitled "The Double Death of Quincas Water-Yell" because of ...

ChessUp Smart Board

ChessUp Smart Board

WGM axvesik
| 1 day ago

Hey everyone, Check out this smart chessboard ChessUp which is an opponent and coach rolled into one. Touch a piece and the squares it can go to light up according to strength. Level out any match by using assistance or giving your opponent assi...

My Five Deadly Mistakes Against Hikaru

My Five Deadly Mistakes Against Hikaru

MomOnaBreak
| 3 days ago

It took him 34 seconds, a ferocious attack, and a gentle smile to temporarily destroy all my self-confidence in chess. Charismatic, merciless, faster than lightning, he showed me what high-class chess is all about ... And just how far, faaaar away...

Be Awesome!

Be Awesome!

GM Avetik_ChessMood
| 3 days ago

There are plenty of ways you could speed up your chess growth. You could invest in a high-quality course, find a sparring partner, or build a strong “why”. But I’ve noticed there’s something simple that people often overl...

Link between strategy and tactic (+examples)

Link between strategy and tactic (+examples)

WIM TijanaBlagojevic
| 3 days ago

Most chess players do not know the link between in-game strategy and tactic, and many chess beginners get tangled easily. According to experienced chess players, when a player plans to make strategies during a chess game, it leads to tactical mane...

ChessKid Stars Winning IM & GM Norms!

ChessKid Stars Winning IM & GM Norms!

ChessKid
| 3 days ago

Earlier this month, ChessKid prodigies FM Tani Adewumi and IM Shreyas Royal both earned norms: Tani won his third IM norm, and Shreyas won his first GM norm! A double feat! At 12 years old, Tani Adewumi climbed his way to securing his third IM...

Anatoly Karpov

Anatoly Karpov

DonMcKim
| 3 days ago

Anatoly Karpov (b. 1951) was a World Champion and FIDE World Champion.  His many games repay careful consideration. He has been known for his determination and stamina. His demeanor at the board has led to him being seen as cold and isolated ...

Caro-Kann Knight Sacrifice! OTB Rd 1 Recap

Caro-Kann Knight Sacrifice! OTB Rd 1 Recap

NM SmarterChess
| 4 days ago

OTB recap of the first round of the Winter Swiss event. I played against Alejandro, an aggressive player that put me on my heels right out of the opening. We played a Caro-Kann Two Knights variation with a knight sacrifice on f7. There is a mix of...

Chess isn’t for the Weak

Chess isn’t for the Weak

GM Avetik_ChessMood
| 5 days ago

  "Winners never quit, and quitters never win."Vince Lombardi During my life, I’ve seen so many people who stopped playing chess after their first painful defeat, and till now, over and over again, I hear stories like: “In ...

A Century of Chess: San Sebastián 1912

A Century of Chess: San Sebastián 1912

kahns
| 5 days ago

The premier tournament of its time. San Sebastián 1911 introduced Capablanca to the international chess scene. The tournament’s second incarnation didn’t have quite the same drama - Capablanca was unavailable to play - but it wa...

Crazy!

Crazy!

Pheonix_Free
| 6 days ago

That's Crazy! One of my favorite chess variants is crazy house because of how dynamic and insane the position can become. This is because you are able to place the pieces that you capture back onto the board, resulting in each player having to b...

The Biggest Blunders of All Time

The Biggest Blunders of All Time

anikolay
| 6 days ago

The blunders are there on the board, waiting to be made. - Savielly Tartakower All chess players blunder, whether you're just a beginner, or even the world champion Magnus Carlsen. Our brain is programmed to make mistakes. However, as you ...

Affiliate banners popping up around the US

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JuditSztaray
| 8 days ago

We are happy to see the Affiliate banners popping up around the US! Interested in becoming an official Chess.com affiliate?Click HERE to review the program and APPLY NOW! Idaho Chess Association Washington Chess Federation Ham...

Mastermind "Opening Repertoire: Max Lange Attack"

Mastermind "Opening Repertoire: Max Lange Attack"

FM Gertsog
| 9 days ago

Dear Chess Friends! I’m back. I finally fixed my Internet, so it means we can continue our webinars. There are a lot of topics to discuss and, of course, we will play a simul and a blitz practice as well, but later. This time I decided to ...

The Perfect SCC Bracket!

The Perfect SCC Bracket!

NM SmarterChess
| 10 days ago

The 2022 Speed Chess Championship is starting soon! Sixteen of the biggest names in chess compete to be the world's best online speed chess player. If you predict a perfect bracket, you can win $10,000! Check out the bracket announcement for more ...

A Romp Through a Chess Encyclopedia

A Romp Through a Chess Encyclopedia

DonMcKim
| 10 days ago

We owe a big debt of gratitude to those who produce chess reference works. These works are essential for chess communities to gain perspective. We learn more about chess in its many expressions. We have a record of a wide variety of events, pers...

It’s Never Too Late to Resign

It’s Never Too Late to Resign

GM Avetik_ChessMood
| 11 days ago

Discover this simple tip that'll help you save many points. Dear chess lovers, in this article I want to share one super-practical tip with you. It’s quite simple but it’ll save you many-many points.  Here it is:Don’t...

Master Study: Caruana vs. MVL

Master Study: Caruana vs. MVL

Pheonix_Free
| 12 days ago

Master StudyCaruana vs. MVL The setting is Paris at the grand chess tour rapid 2021. Two of the strongest chess players in the world are meeting in a heated head-to-head rapid game in the hot Summer day. Fabiano Caruana sits with the white piece...

A Century of Chess: Abbazia 1912

A Century of Chess: Abbazia 1912

kahns
| 13 days ago

One of the last of the great thematic tournaments, Abbazia was something like the last charge of the King’s Gambit, with white compelled to start every game with 1.e4 e5 2.f4 and scoring a meager +40-59=21. After Abbazia there were no major ...

Asnières at the European Chess Club Cup

Asnières at the European Chess Club Cup

FM ddtru
| 15 days ago

A month ago, I had the privilege to play for my club, "Asnières – Le Grand Echiquier", at the European Chess Club Cup that took place in Austria, and now I have finally found the time to write about this unique experience. It starte...

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