12757 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Want more chess puzzles? Want a tactics rating?
Check out the Tactics Trainer and 10,000+ tactical puzzles!
chessmaster 9000 style: that was my first introduction to this pattern, smothered mate, the venus flytrap, i used to have that program way back in the day and the introduction to the game was this mate... only recently did i have a very quality opponent use it on me in a game (i like the pattern so i played it out) and then i actually in the next game had the pattern opportunity! I was so excited I touched the wrong piece, and then had to move it, the queen instead of the knight move which gives double check. my opponent actually was able to win the game with that tempo! i was so thrown off i gave him the next game but that actually enabled me to win the U1400 division (blitz open tourney) over the guy who beat me 2x by .5 pt (he was 12~) my first tourney so im just glad i didn't knock over any pieces or make illegal moves... btw won the first game, against 1570 or 1670, lost 2nd to him, lost 3&4 to 2000~ player, lost 5&6 to 1200... and won the last four games against entertaining and formidable opponents <1200 and the last game was close actually had to take the king when he moved into check... sorry for rambling; a little bit of a journal entry there i think i could do better if the tourney was today is all i really want to say and i was pleased with the tournament experience and the presence of quality chess if not my own performance :)
first page :)
WOW, this one is long and complex.
Punish a king who didn't castle.
yeah....first page...after a long time
first page I am guessing
good one !
Good puzzle !
Tough one !
got to love the ol' smothered mate
2/11/2016 - Casas-Piazzini, Buenos Aires 1952
by KNIGHTHORSE6729 2 minutes ago
Board or Computer
by najdorf96 20 minutes ago
Playing in tournament with chess.com App
by Minxi2005 20 minutes ago
by 1NaturalDisaster 32 minutes ago
The Backyard Professor
by najdorf96 34 minutes ago
Did "Rapid Chess Improvement" by Michael de la Maza work for you?
by najdorf96 43 minutes ago
Now Saudi Arabia bans CHESS
by ilulzmetuna 45 minutes ago
learn to play the Ruy Lopez
by Tharinda_Nimnajith 45 minutes ago
Non - Chess celebrity who played chess..
by Senior-Lazarus_Long 55 minutes ago
Was Alekhine assassinated?
by Senior-Lazarus_Long 58 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!