12666 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!
The following year, IBM chairman Louis Gerstner and his blue-suited colleagues organized a rematch against an improved machine, aptly entitled "Deeper Blue." How did Gerstner rate their chances? "I just think we should look at this as a chess match between the world's greatest chess player," he declared, "and Garry Kasparov!"
(In fact, Kasparov lost.)
Fool's MateFor 35 years the legendary French chess master Gibaud was revered for losing a game (to Labard) in just four moves. He was outdone, however, in 1959:
"Loss in three moves! The 1959 US Open Championship can only be remembered for one game and one player. While 'fools mate' has been known for many years, it takes a player of real skill and dedication to pull it off within a tournament. For this, Trinka must be applauded.
White: Masefield Black: Trinka
1: e4 g5 2: Nc3 f5 3: Qh5 mate
[Alternatively: 1: P-K4 ... P-KKt4 2: Kt-QB3 ... P-KB4 3: Q-R5 ... Mate]
[Trivia: Because they were short of foreign players, the organizers of the 1965 Baku International Chess Tournament invited Geoffrey Hosking, an Englishman studying at Moscow University, to take part. (Hosking later learned that a Russian friend had put his name forward on the basis of his performance in a friendly vodka-fuelled match.) Hosking lost all twelve games and played so badly that the Tournament Bulletin refused to publish any of the details.]
Yep, who understans those Russians?
Egggg. you guys, don't have anything to post?
you are a interesting wealth of information on chess; the next match with Big Blue should be with Zetamarina...:)
I was playing in a tournament match and the game was intense. So intense that my opponent after moving, hit not his clock, but the clock of the game taking place next to us!
Suddenly horrified, my opponent pressed the opposite timer to correct the clock but then realised that as they were electronic clocks the move counter would now be incorrect.
As he tried to apologise to the players on the adjacent game, they didn't even look up from their board. One of them just waved him away. So I guess their game was just as intense as ours lol.
Wow, how funny, thanks for sharing this, really flavorful anecdote
WAO 2016 3-day Chat Room
by RookSacrifice 2 minutes ago
5/27/2016 - Minor Piece Power
by fluffyninja 3 minutes ago
Does anyone else consider themselves a reincarnation of a former chess player?
by dpnorman 15 minutes ago
The Great Knights from 1851 Chessbazaar repro
by loubalch 21 minutes ago
Look at my game: "a lo Anderssen"
by RandomBean 22 minutes ago
Chua Me O!
by NKT73 22 minutes ago
how does 2. e5 fare against the sicillian?
by RandomBean 23 minutes ago
#BCM2 - Pulpofeira vs. MSC157
by Martin0 30 minutes ago
Message icon keeps appearing when I have no messages
by wanmokewan 31 minutes ago
chess.com insufficient mating material rule
by newengland7 38 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!