My Path to NM - Part 2

My Path to NM - Part 2

NM ih8sens
| 3 hrs ago

Part 1 I registered for my first tournament in 2008. The ChessCA Open in Elora. I was forced to take a full-point bye in the first round, as I was the only unrated player. The rules have since changed and unrated players cannot be given byes,...

Training by weak point and strong point.

Training by weak point and strong point.

MateEnUno
| 4 hrs ago

The training of an athlete with a view to the high competition must be carried out uniformly, that is, without any of the skills to be developed in athletes lagging; even if we try, we will always have outstanding traits known as strengths, while ...

My Path to NM - Part 1

My Path to NM - Part 1

NM ih8sens
| 5 hrs ago

I got a message this morning pointing out that I've never written a blog about my own early experiences. I'm not 100% sure that's true, but it also makes sense to write something about which I am knowledgeable (for once).  So we'll start to...

My new chess study to solve

My new chess study to solve

GM Mikhail_Golubev
| 1 day ago

White to play and draw. (Inspired by a question from GM Michal Krasenkow but it doesn't answer his question). ***Vote For The Chesscom Immortal Game@chesscom users can vote for my games here: https://chess.com/news/view/vote-chess-com-immortal...

Check! Check! Checkmate

Check! Check! Checkmate

UAArtur
| 2 days ago

Hello everybody! This week I am close to the most fantastic success of my chess career!   As you know, the Chess.Com portal has announced a competition for the best game  to be added to the ongoing Immortal Games Collection...

Pawns Adventures: Macedonian Phalanx

Pawns Adventures: Macedonian Phalanx

RoaringPawn
| 2 days ago

Intended level: Beginner/Early Intermediate I have never seen anything more terrible and dreadful than a Macedonian phalanx! — Aemilius Paullus, Roman general Two important concepts of pawn play, the ram and the lever, have been alre...

IPS Academy Amateur Chess League Season 3 - 2021

IPS Academy Amateur Chess League Season 3 - 2021

IM Rakesh
| 3 days ago

AMATEUR CHESS LEAGUECorporate Chess India and IM Nubairshah Shaikh are the core organizers of the Amateur Chess League in coordination with Chess.com India team. After organizing 2 successful seasons of ACL they are back with the THIRD SEASON!! An...

How to create the best plan?

How to create the best plan?

IM MatBobula
| 3 days ago

One of the most important things in chess is to find the right plan. During the game, every player faces that challenge. The first time to evaluate is right after the opening and usually 2-3 times later on. There is even a saying, “better to...

How To Instantly Bump Up Your Rating. Tip #1

How To Instantly Bump Up Your Rating. Tip #1

MomOnaBreak
| 4 days ago

Want to quickly increase your rating by say 50+ points? Forget about reading yet another book, or watching yet another online chess course. Instead … are you ready for this? Are you sure? Here it is: find your mojo, your Joie De Vivre (J...

How to EVALUATE Positions in Chess (+ Videosss)

How to EVALUATE Positions in Chess (+ Videosss)

FM michechess89
| 4 days ago

Hey guys! How do you know who is better at some specific position in Chess? Why is it important to properly evaluate positions? Which Key Factors should we analyze to assess any position? Today we will be answering those questions... Well, b...

Live Chess World League: Season 7 First Stage

Live Chess World League: Season 7 First Stage

ME_Mosharrof
| 5 days ago

Live Chess World League 2021-S1 is in progress! At the end of first stage's play, top 4 teams from each division have qualified for Championship pool. Here is a recap of the first stage of this season. Div.1 In absence of Ukraine, Russia starte...

A Century of Chess; Vienna 1903

A Century of Chess; Vienna 1903

kahns
| 5 days 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
| 6 days 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...