12341 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!
Everytime I play chess with myself, I win. That's how great I am.
Curiously, I played myself now and then years ago (pre-internet). I somehow always managed to lose.
Did you still shake hands with the other guy?
When I play with myself, the other me always cheat
I always play against another person.
It's like playing with an opponent and discussing each move over and over again, sometimes taking back, the final result is a draw. Boring.
isn't that just like talking to yourself
Check out the great short story "Fool's Mate" by Stanley Ellin. It features mild-mannered George, married to the shrewish and narrow-minded Louisa, who one day receives a chess set from a friend. This being the era before computers or the Internet, George tries to persuade his termagant wife to play--but she has no time for silly games.
So George tries--thousands of times--to play against himself, always taking the black pieces and trying to "forget" what white is up to. He finally succeeds, but is the price worth paying?
I wish I could provide a link, but it appears it's only available in print form. I read it in one of Irving Chernev's great anthologies.
Thoughts on the Ruy Lopez?
by pestebalcanica 5 minutes ago
2826-4000 Worst Things To Do While Playing Chess
by ChessPlayinDude47 6 minutes ago
7/28/2016 - Horowitz - Kevitz, New York 1931
by etc2000chess 9 minutes ago
by Lagomorph 9 minutes ago
we all make mistakes?
by macer75 15 minutes ago
My Paul Morphy Impression
by macer75 25 minutes ago
I am millionaire, how can I improve at chess?
by pestebalcanica 34 minutes ago
What's the difference between a Super GM and a GM?
by Elubas 49 minutes ago
Should I buy food or a 9m dollars chess set
by Bilbo21 56 minutes ago
Who's your most favorite chess player?
by pestebalcanica 63 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!