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 Blitz Chess #367: Black Knights' TangoThis is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 5|0. The opening played was the Black Knights' Tango by transposition. Black offers up some space in exchange for a defined pawn center and some dark square play . There is a little wa...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/blitz-chess-367-black-knights-tangoThu, 18 Aug 2016 23:41:21 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/blitz-chess-367-black-knights-tangoBlitz Chess #366: QGD: Semi-Slav, Meran variationThis is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 5|0. The opening played was the Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Slav, Meran variation. Typically play turns quite sharp in the Meran variation, however the first player does not strike w...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/blitz-chess-366-qgd-semi-slav-meran-variationThu, 11 Aug 2016 02:14:04 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/blitz-chess-366-qgd-semi-slav-meran-variationBeginner to Chess Master #18 - The King & the BoxThis is video #18 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. There will come a moment in an endgame where we must determine if a king can successfully catch a passed pawn, or in other words be in time to successfully hunt down a pawn. What appr...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/beginner-to-chess-master-18---the-king-amp-the-boxMon, 08 Aug 2016 23:31:02 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/beginner-to-chess-master-18---the-king-amp-the-boxBlitz Chess #365: Caro-Kann Defense, Two KnightsThis is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 5|0. The opening played was the Caro-Kann, Two Knights variation. It's white's bishop pair versus black's ultra-solid structure. Could white manage to show the bishop pair as an asset?...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/blitz-chess-365-caro-kann-defense-two-knightsWed, 03 Aug 2016 22:35:32 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/blitz-chess-365-caro-kann-defense-two-knightsBlitz Chess #364: Nimzo-Indian: Fischer variationThis is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 5|0. The opening played was the Nimzo-Indian Defense, Fischer variation. One of the most important questions in chess is "Should I trade queens?", especially since without them on boar...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/blitz-chess-364-nimzo-indian-fischer-variationFri, 29 Jul 2016 22:01:02 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/blitz-chess-364-nimzo-indian-fischer-variationWei Yi vs Anish Giri - 2016 Bilbao Masters FinalThis is a Round 6 game between 17-year supertalent Wei Yi of China, and the Netherlands #1 Anish Giri from the 2016 Bilbao Masters Final. It's a Berlin Ruy Lopez with Wei Yi throwing a bit of a curve ball on move 4. Instead of his usual d3 reply t...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/wei-yi-vs-anish-giri---2016-bilbao-masters-finalWed, 20 Jul 2016 06:07:57 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/wei-yi-vs-anish-giri---2016-bilbao-masters-finalMagnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin - 2016 Bilbao Masters FinalThis is a Round 3 game between World Chess Champion and World #1 Magnus Carlsen, and the upcoming challenger for the 2016 World Chess Championship Match, Sergey Karjakin. This 1st of 2 games between Carlsen and Karjakin from the 2016 Bilbao Master...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/magnus-carlsen-vs-sergey-karjakin---2016-bilbao-masters-finalFri, 15 Jul 2016 22:22:53 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/magnus-carlsen-vs-sergey-karjakin---2016-bilbao-masters-finalWei Yi vs Magnus Carlsen - 2016 Bilbao Masters FinalThis is a Round 2 game between 17-year old phenom Wei Yi of China, and the current World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway from the 2016 Bilbao Masters Final. This is their 2nd classical encounter where Wei Yi once again has the white pieces...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/wei-yi-vs-magnus-carlsen---2016-bilbao-masters-finalFri, 15 Jul 2016 01:48:49 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/wei-yi-vs-magnus-carlsen---2016-bilbao-masters-finalMagnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura - 2016 Bilbao Masters FinalThis is a Round 1 game between World Chess Champion and World #1 Magnus Carlsen, and the current World #6 Hikaru Nakamura from the 2016 Bilbao Masters Final. A fairly calm beginning to an open Sicilian turns sharp, sparked by Carlsen's 14. f3. Fro...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/magnus-carlsen-vs-hikaru-nakamura---2016-bilbao-masters-finalThu, 14 Jul 2016 00:42:08 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/magnus-carlsen-vs-hikaru-nakamura---2016-bilbao-masters-finalBlitz Chess #361: Caro-Kann, Advance variationThis is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 5|0. The opening played was the Caro-Kann, Advance variation. White opts for a modest deployment of the kingside side minor pieces, and refrains from committing the c-pawn too early. T...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/blitz-chess-361-caro-kann-advance-variationWed, 13 Jul 2016 12:58:29 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/blitz-chess-361-caro-kann-advance-variationBeginner to Chess Master #16 - Queen vs Pawn EndgameThis is video #16 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist.  It's the King and Queen versus King and Pawn type endgame. How difficult can that really be? The queen is so much more powerful than that little pawn, how could it ever stand a chan...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/beginner-to-chess-master-16-queen-vs-pawn-endgameMon, 11 Jul 2016 13:50:40 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/beginner-to-chess-master-16-queen-vs-pawn-endgameBlitz Chess #360: French Defense, Advance, Wade variationThis is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 5|0. The opening played was the French Defense, Advance, Wade variation. Black's idea with the Wade variation is to solve the issue of the problem bishop, namely black's light-squared ...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/blitz-chess-360-french-defense-advance-wade-variationTue, 05 Jul 2016 02:10:39 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/blitz-chess-360-french-defense-advance-wade-variationBeginner to Chess Master #15 - Target PracticeThis is video #15 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist.  What pawns may be more vulnerable than others? Might the location of the pawns influence their worth? It certainly does! This discussion can be categorized under "chess strategy", a...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/beginner-to-chess-master-15---target-practiceFri, 01 Jul 2016 19:55:46 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/beginner-to-chess-master-15---target-practiceCool Chess Puzzle #18 - Frédéric LazardPrepare to be shocked before even 1 move of the solution to this fascinating composition is shared. Frédéric Lazard has quickly become one of my favorite chess composers, and judging by the feedback many of you leave he's one of your favorites a...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/cool-chess-puzzle-18-frederic-lazardFri, 24 Jun 2016 03:45:27 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/cool-chess-puzzle-18-frederic-lazardBlitz Chess #359: Sicilian Defense, Chekhover variationThis is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 5|2. The opening played was the Sicilian Defense, Chekhover variation. In general, an early queen deployment is a good way to ask for trouble. Qd4 is however quite a viable option on m...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/blitz-chess-359-sicilian-defense-chekhover-variationMon, 20 Jun 2016 23:22:50 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/blitz-chess-359-sicilian-defense-chekhover-variationBlitz Chess #358: Sicilian Defense, Pin variationThis is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 5|0. The opening played was the Sicilian Defense, Pin variation. If you have dark square weaknesses and your dark-squared bishop isn't around, one must be especially cautious. The Pin ...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/blitz-chess-358-sicilian-defense-pin-variationMon, 13 Jun 2016 22:54:12 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/blitz-chess-358-sicilian-defense-pin-variationStandard chess game #23 - King's Indian Defense, Petrosian System (Computer4-Impossible)I played a standard chess game as white with time controls set at 15 minutes with a 2 second increment against Computer4-Impossible. The opening played was the King's Indian Defense, Petrosian System. We have the typical play of a King's Indian De...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/standard-chess-game-23---kings-indian-defense-petrosian-system-computer4-impossibleMon, 06 Jun 2016 23:10:18 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/standard-chess-game-23---kings-indian-defense-petrosian-system-computer4-impossibleHow to Solve Chess Puzzles #42I share my thoughts while trying to solve 3 chess puzzles. Feel free to quickly pause the video before I share what I'm thinking with each chess puzzle if you'd like to solve them on your own. Simply asking the right questions can lead us down the...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/how-to-solve-chess-puzzles-42Sat, 28 May 2016 22:09:43 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/how-to-solve-chess-puzzles-42Learning chess with HutchIt's been awhile, over 2 years now, that I played a game of chess against Hutch. This is the first time I recorded while we played 1 game. Hutch has been "creating videos and putting them on the internet" (his tagline) for nearly 10 years now, and...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/learning-chess-with-hutchFri, 20 May 2016 18:30:16 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/learning-chess-with-hutchBeginner to Chess Master #12 - An Introduction to Chess ThinkingThis is video #12 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. So your opponent makes a move...what now? What thoughts run through your mind, or ought to be running through your mind? We get our feet wet in this video by beginning to develop our ...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/beginner-to-chess-master-12---an-introduction-to-chess-thinkingTue, 17 May 2016 07:33:35 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/beginner-to-chess-master-12---an-introduction-to-chess-thinking