Blogs

Siegbert Tarrasch

Siegbert Tarrasch

DonMcKim
| 13 hrs ago

Siegbert Tarrasch (1862-1934) was “one of the best four players in the world for about 20 years” [David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld, The Oxford Companion to Chess, New Edition (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992), 411]. His fame bega...

The Daily Chess Champs: Flawless Victory

The Daily Chess Champs: Flawless Victory

SheldonOfOsaka
| 2 days ago

Hello, my fellow daily chess lovers, and welcome to my report on the first round of the Chess.com 2023 Daily Chess Championship. In the 1st round of the Daily Chess Champs you feel like Paul Morphy, in the 2nd round you feel like NN. ~ Sheldon...

An Update Regarding Our Server

An Update Regarding Our Server

CHESScom
| 2 days ago

Dear Chess.com community, On January 23rd, we shared an update regarding how much and how quickly chess has grown and how challenging that has been for our company, especially our "Live Server" on which games are played. Growth has only increase...

A Century of Chess: Scheveningen 1913

A Century of Chess: Scheveningen 1913

kahns
| 2 days ago

It’s a surprise to me, playing over games from this period, to realize how much Capablanca and Alekhine developed in tandem. Both had their first successes in 1909. Both emerged as international stars in 1911. But Capablanca arrived in inter...

Who Will Win? | ChessKids Vs. Chess Streamers

Who Will Win? | ChessKids Vs. Chess Streamers

ChessKid
| 2 days ago

It's a battle of chess generations! ChessKid is bringing in eight talented titled players to join forces and face off in the epic "ChessKid Stars vs. Streamers" event on Sunday, February 12 at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. EST.  Four top ChessKid stars...

The Latvian Team Of The 1930's. A Chess Goody Bag

The Latvian Team Of The 1930's. A Chess Goody Bag

simaginfan
| 3 days ago

Afternoon everyone. Back with more from The Encyclopedia Of Latvian Chess Players. A big bag of goodies to browse through and take your pick from. In the 1930s Latvia was one of the better teams in the Chess Olympiads - you can look it all up on...

Raise Your Rating by Cutting Your Losses

Raise Your Rating by Cutting Your Losses

GM Avetik_ChessMood
| 5 days ago

In the previous article, we talked about biological rhythms, about the importance of listening to our bodies and not playing chess when our body doesn’t want to.  That was one of the main reasons why sometimes our results are very bad...

Let's Do This, Canadians!

Let's Do This, Canadians!

MomOnaBreak
| 5 days ago

Dear Canadians, What an exciting time for all of us! How many of you would love to see our favourite game of chess supported by the Canadian Government? We can now make this happen … with a bit of YOUR help! When it comes to chess, for ...

How to Play for a Win

How to Play for a Win

FM Gertsog
| 5 days ago

Dear Chess Friends! Imagine a situation when you do your best during the chess game, but the position is still equal and you don’t know what you can do to play for a win. Is this situation familiar to you? For me too!Once in 2019 I was pla...

"The Morals of Chess"--Benjamin Franklin

"The Morals of Chess"--Benjamin Franklin

DonMcKim
| 6 days ago

Benjamin Franklin was a premier figure in the early history of the United States. In addition to all else, Franklin was an avid chess player. He wrote a famous essay: 'The Morals of Chess' (1786) which has become a 'classic.' Franklin looked beyon...

Open post

Open post

JackieTheWriter
| 6 days ago

There isn’t much more time left. Ageing from a personal view, sure, time’s there but it still holds it’s distance comfortably. Ages on the other hand has started to inflict itself into intimate grounds, that personal sphere, t...

Neo-Catalan part 1 Released on Chessable!

Neo-Catalan part 1 Released on Chessable!

GM Shankland
| 6 days ago

Dear all, I'm pleased to announce that a couple days ago, part 1 of my new Neo-Catalan Repertoire was released on Chessable! I'm really happy with the final product. The premise of the Neo-Catalan is to open with 1.c4 and 2.g3, aiming to quick...

A Century of Chess: Capablanca's Tour 1913-14

A Century of Chess: Capablanca's Tour 1913-14

kahns
| 7 days ago

In 1913, Capablanca, with his new post in the Cuban Foreign Office, was dispatched to Europe as an emissary-at-large. His titular post was as consul in St Petersburg, but, really, his task was to be a professional chess player, playing as widely a...

How to Beat Magnus Carlsen

How to Beat Magnus Carlsen

FM Cats4Sale
| 8 days ago

It was just last night when I actually had a dream that I defeated the world champion Magnus Carlsen (which was a step up from when I merely drew because he played some timid Queen move instead of the infiltrating Rook one, but that's for another ...

The Greatest Chess Accomplishments

The Greatest Chess Accomplishments

anikolay
| 8 days ago

All of us have set goals before. Whether it's in chess, or simply in life, having aims to achieve is a much more fun and effective way to improve. On the long treacherous journey of achieving your desires, especially in chess, you'll find that you...

Master Study: Fischer vs. Najdorf

Master Study: Fischer vs. Najdorf

Pheonix_Free
| 10 days ago

Master Study Fischer vs. Najdorf The year is 1970, and the Olympiad is being held in Western Germany in the city of Siegen. It was here that rising star Bobby Fischer would face against one of the strongest grandmasters of the time, Miguel Naj...

The Truth About the GOAT Debate

The Truth About the GOAT Debate

Rodgy
| 10 days ago

The discussion surrounding the "greatest of all time" (GOAT) in chess has been ongoing for many years, with various players being considered for the title. Some commonly mentioned contenders include Garry Kasparov, Bobby Fischer, and Magnus Carlse...

How to Improve Your Tactical Vision

How to Improve Your Tactical Vision

GM Avetik_ChessMood
| 12 days ago

Recently, one of our ChessMood group members Jonathan delightfully surprised me! He posted in our group a question about improving tactical accuracy and before I could reply, he answered himself, "Maybe right mood to find the right moves is a good...

The Problem With Chess & Chess.com

The Problem With Chess & Chess.com

FM Cats4Sale
| 13 days ago

Amidst all the hype around the multi-million player website, it may be surprising when I say that I think that Chess.com is actually going backwards. What I mean is this: in its heyday (say, 2014-15, around the time when chess streaming really sta...

Get Listed

Do you love to write about chess and want to reach a larger audience? Join the Chess.com Top Bloggers' program!

Benefits: