How to create the best plan?

How to create the best plan?

IM MatBobula
| 11 hrs 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
| 17 hrs 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
| 1 day 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
| 2 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
| 2 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
| 2 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...

The 2 Types of Endgames

The 2 Types of Endgames

NM EnergeticHay
| 3 days 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
| 3 days 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
| 3 days 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
| 4 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
| 8 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
| 9 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...