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 Check The Chess Cheque © 2016, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website https://www.chess.com/article/view/check-the-chess-cheque Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00:19:38 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/check-the-chess-cheque Which Olympic Sport Is Most Like Chess? The 2016 Summer Olympics are underway right now in Brazil as 207 national delegations compete for medals in 28 sports, 41 different disciplines, and 306 total events. Unfortunately for chess fans, the royal game is not among them. And don’... https://www.chess.com/article/view/which-olympic-sport-is-most-like-chess Tue, 16 Aug 2016 04:38:14 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/which-olympic-sport-is-most-like-chess Amateur Game Review Kudos to the brave members who contributed their games to this series. This time we're analyzing submissions from amateurs looking to take that next step. Sometimes we need a second pair of eyes to break down our mistakes and explore areas of impr... https://www.chess.com/article/view/amateur-game-review Sat, 13 Aug 2016 02:27:09 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/amateur-game-review Everything You Need to Know Ready to learn Chess? It's no easy task. In fact, how did you score in your Quantum Physics class?  We're only joking. Chess may have the reputation as a game for the brilliant only, but this is a common misconception. Chess is not only eas... https://www.chess.com/article/view/everything-you-need-to-know Sat, 13 Aug 2016 02:27:01 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/everything-you-need-to-know Chess.com Interviews Trump, Clinton, Johnson, Stein Chess.com was able to sit down with each of the four major presidential candidates last week as they turned their attention to courting the ever-important chess demographic. Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson, and Jill Stein w... https://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-com-interviews-trump-clinton-johnson-stein Tue, 09 Aug 2016 04:34:11 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-com-interviews-trump-clinton-johnson-stein Who Was The Greatest Chess Theorist? Axorcist wrote: “My question is this: Who do you consider to be the greatest chess theorist of all time? I have never read a good review on who really had the most influence on the development of knowledge in our beautiful game. Was i... https://www.chess.com/article/view/who-was-the-greatest-chess-theorist Wed, 03 Aug 2016 21:41:40 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/who-was-the-greatest-chess-theorist 5 Reasons Chess Is Better Than Pokémon Go Pokémon Go is the fastest-growing smartphone game in history, and it's been dominating the news since its launch in July, at least in the gaming world. But is it a better game than chess? We don't think so. While both games have their f... https://www.chess.com/article/view/5-reasons-why-chess-is-better-than-pokemon-go Tue, 02 Aug 2016 05:37:25 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/5-reasons-why-chess-is-better-than-pokemon-go FIDE World Cup Highlights â 2015 There's nothing like a clash of the titans. The FIDE World Cup always lays a wonderful foundation for great moments in chess. 2015 was no exception. Get all the highlights from one of the most prestigious tournaments of the year.  ... https://www.chess.com/article/view/fide-world-cup-highlights-2015 Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:16 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/fide-world-cup-highlights-2015 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 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 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 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 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 The Fast And The Furious © 2016, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website https://www.chess.com/article/view/the-fast-and-the-furious Sat, 18 Jun 2016 13:58:23 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/the-fast-and-the-furious Master vs Many: IM Danny Rensch: Game 1   Master vs Many: IM Daniel Rensch: Game 1 Danny took the white pieces in the first edition of Master vs Many and elected to give 1.e4 a try! That masses fought back with the ever popular Sicilian Najdrof eventually proving the knowlegde ... https://www.chess.com/article/view/master-vs-many-im-danny-rensch-game-1 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:51:13 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/master-vs-many-im-danny-rensch-game-1 Master vs Many: IM John Bartholomew: Game 1   Master vs Many: IM John Bartholomew: Game 1 John took the white pieces his first outing vs Team Scandi but avoided facing his own signature opening by essaying 1.d4! The game quickly found it's way in a classical Nimzo-Indian when John ... https://www.chess.com/article/view/master-vs-many-im-john-bartholomew-game-1 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:51:05 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/master-vs-many-im-john-bartholomew-game-1 Master vs Many: GM Simon Williams: Game 1   Master vs Many: GM Simon Williams: Game 1 Of course the Ginger GM played a King's Gambit! What else other than swashbuclking fun would you expect from Simon? Striving to put a mess on the board from move 2, the GM virtually gauranteed a... https://www.chess.com/article/view/master-vs-many-gm-simon-williams-game-1 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:50:58 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/master-vs-many-gm-simon-williams-game-1 Master vs Many: IM Danny Rensch & John Urschel : Game 2   Master vs Many: IM Daniel Rensch & Baltimore Raven John Urschel: Game 2 Boucning back from his defeat against the world, Danny brings the power and join forces with Baltimore Raven John Urschel! Looking for revenge, you can expect t... https://www.chess.com/article/view/master-vs-many-im-danny-rensch--john-urschel--game-2 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:50:49 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/master-vs-many-im-danny-rensch--john-urschel--game-2 New Contest: Chess In World Landmarks Have you ever seen a beautiful landmark or an interesting building and thought, "hey, this place could use more chess?" It's time for another photo manipulation contest on Chess.com.  [Update, June 30: results are below.] Use ... https://www.chess.com/article/view/new-contest-chess-in-world-landmarks Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:43:39 -0700 https://www.chess.com/article/view/new-contest-chess-in-world-landmarks