Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! https://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Bilbao Bull Run © 2016, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website https://www.chess.com/article/view/bilbao-bull-run Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:57:03 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/bilbao-bull-run Carlsen vs Karjakin And Crude Oil The world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin is getting closer, and it is time to update our old forecast. This time I will channel my inner Nate Silver and provide you with some numbers.  Let's loo... https://www.chess.com/article/view/carlsen-vs-karjakin-and-crude-oil Sat, 23 Jul 2016 02:41:37 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/carlsen-vs-karjakin-and-crude-oil The Birth And Development Of The Hillbilly Attack People are obsessed with chess openings. Amazon shows 28,265 books listed when you search for "Chess Book", but I expect the number of books written on the game is well over 100,000. If I were to hedge a bet, then I would also guess that... https://www.chess.com/article/view/the-birth-and-development-of-the-hillbilly-attack Tue, 19 Jul 2016 01:52:17 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/the-birth-and-development-of-the-hillbilly-attack Chess Criminals And The Games They Play As a man that has many interests (UFOs, martial arts, philosophy, various forms of history [chess and non-chess], literature, art, film, music, and even criminology), I recently began reading an excellent book entitled "Shady Side: The Life and Cr... https://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-criminals-and-the-games-they-play Tue, 19 Jul 2016 01:42:11 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-criminals-and-the-games-they-play The Pawn Center Controversy There are basic rules of chess strategy that we learn as soon as we start playing chess. One of the most fundamental premises is the importance of the center. We quickly learn that one of the major goals of positional chess is control ov... https://www.chess.com/article/view/the-pawn-center-controversy Sat, 16 Jul 2016 00:03:39 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/the-pawn-center-controversy If The Board Says ATTACK, Then ATTACK! The Chess.com member kergnou said: “Can you take a look at my games and give me some advice?” Jeremy Silman: Okay, I’m going to review one game that shows many of your weaknesses. However, this game is actually one of the ... https://www.chess.com/article/view/if-the-board-says-attack-then-attack Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:03:24 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/if-the-board-says-attack-then-attack Links to the Past II As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays to put on an apron and gloves, wal... https://www.chess.com/article/view/links-to-the-past-ii Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:30:35 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/links-to-the-past-ii Picking The Correct Opening Repertoire Picking the correct opening repertoire is one of the most important decisions that a chess player makes. There is no point starting the game with a series of moves that will lead you into a situation that you find unc... https://www.chess.com/article/view/picking-the-correct-opening-repertoire Tue, 12 Jul 2016 01:49:01 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/picking-the-correct-opening-repertoire The Best Pawn Moves Ever This article concludes our exploration of the best moves played by each chess piece throughout history. To my surprise, the tiniest guys in chess provided so much material that I have to agree with the great Philidor that "pawns are... https://www.chess.com/article/view/the-best-pawn-moves-ever Sun, 10 Jul 2016 02:08:51 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/the-best-pawn-moves-ever A Shark In A Rating Tank The Chess.com member jyuvaraj asks: "I’m a beginner. I wish to improve my game. I’m currently reading the step-by-step method by Rob Brunia and Cor van Wijgerden. Will that help? What else should I do to improve? I’m also ... https://www.chess.com/article/view/a-shark-in-a-rating-tank Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:09:01 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/a-shark-in-a-rating-tank Kings On Steroids The most sacred of all pieces is the king, a piece we must care for and nurture. Right!? Wrong!  In this article we are going to take a look at kings on steroids. The kings below are drugged up to their eyeballs and ready... https://www.chess.com/article/view/kings-on-steroids Tue, 05 Jul 2016 10:51:56 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/kings-on-steroids The Most Amazing Bishop Moves Last week, we discussed the trickiest knight moves. Today, we'll choose the most amazing bishop move ever! I want to thank all the readers who contribute to our search for the ultimate chess beauty. While it is difficult to choose which b... https://www.chess.com/article/view/the-most-amazing-bishop-moves Sat, 02 Jul 2016 03:52:13 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/the-most-amazing-bishop-moves GM Blitz Battle Historical Archive Chess.com's GM Blitz Battle Championship began in 2016. With Death Matches as the precursor, this championship is different in several regards. The Blitz Battles are still three hours in length, but each match does not stand alone. The... https://www.chess.com/article/view/gm-blitz-battle-historical-archive Sat, 02 Jul 2016 03:35:08 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/gm-blitz-battle-historical-archive What Is The Initiative? The Chess.com member Mornarben wrote: “My question is about the initiative. I seem to be able to play well in the beginning, getting positions with good central control, but [I] never see a good way to launch an attack to seize the initiativ... https://www.chess.com/article/view/what-is-the-initiative Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:21:05 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/what-is-the-initiative Blindfold Art Convergences: Miles of String  by Marcel Duchampfrom the "First Papers of Surrealism" exhibition New York 1942, for the benefit of the French war relief societiesPhoto by John Schiff hangs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Untitled scul... https://www.chess.com/article/view/blindfold-art Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:51:21 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/blindfold-art Get Better At Chess For Everyone: Comparison When you see a good move, don't play it. Look for a better one. This is the number-one principle in chess. Over the years, I have also told my students: You are trying to find the best move you can in a reasonable amount of time. I... https://www.chess.com/article/view/get-better-at-chess-for-everyone-comparison Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:37:26 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/get-better-at-chess-for-everyone-comparison The Trickiest Knight Moves Ever Today, we continue our investigation (started in this article) of the weirdest, funniest and trickiest moves ever played. This time, we'll talk about knight moves. To tell you the truth, I thought knights were going to be the easi... https://www.chess.com/article/view/the-trickiest-knight-moves-ever Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:56:16 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/the-trickiest-knight-moves-ever Watch Magnus Carlsen vs Tigran Petrosian The three-hour, round-one match between Magnus Carlsen and Tigran Petrosian will begin at 10 a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. GMT) Thursday, June 23. Click here to find the match's starting time in your own... https://www.chess.com/article/view/watch-magnus-carlsen-play-tigran-petrosian-today Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:21 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/watch-magnus-carlsen-play-tigran-petrosian-today Magnus Carlsen vs Tigran Petrosian: Preview What's the biggest underdog story in sports? What's the biggest in chess? Thursday's much-hyped GM Blitz Battle between top-seeded World Champion Magnus Carlsen and qualifier Tigran Petrosian might seem more equal if the "other Petrosian" w... https://www.chess.com/article/view/an-archer-faces-the-world-champion-on-chess-com Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:56:13 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/an-archer-faces-the-world-champion-on-chess-com When A Game Is Many Games The Chess.com member te_amo (from Kolkata, India) asked me to point out his weakness in his games. He said: “I undergo no sort of professional training, and I aspire to be over 2000 someday.” Mr. te_amo, the fact is that people start... https://www.chess.com/article/view/when-a-game-is-many-games Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:31:47 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/when-a-game-is-many-games