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 #341: Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo attackThis is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 3|0. The opening was the Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack. White prepares to form an ideal pawn duo in the center with 4.c3. A slight downside is that it costs some time in...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/blitz-chess-341-sicilian-defense-nimzovich-rossolimo-attackWed, 10 Feb 2016 04:42:05 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/blitz-chess-341-sicilian-defense-nimzovich-rossolimo-attackMagnus Carlsen vs Hou Yifan - 2016 Tata Steel Chess TournamentWorld Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen is paired with the world's strongest female chessplayer, Hou Yifan in Round 11 of the 2016 Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Both players met for the first time in last year's Tata Steel Tournment where there was a d...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/magnus-carlsen-vs-hou-yifan---2016-tata-steel-chess-tournamentSat, 30 Jan 2016 05:10:46 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/magnus-carlsen-vs-hou-yifan---2016-tata-steel-chess-tournamentWei Yi vs David Navara - 2016 Tata Steel Chess TournamentWei Yi plays the d3 system in the Ruy Lopez in Round 9 of the 2016 Tata Steel Chess Tournament against the Czech Republic's super-talent David Navara. It's a classic struggle of better pawn structure vs the bishop pair. Will it be Wei Yi's better ...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/wei-yi-vs-david-navara---2016-tata-steel-chess-tournamentWed, 27 Jan 2016 05:50:37 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/wei-yi-vs-david-navara---2016-tata-steel-chess-tournamentWei Yi vs Magnus Carlsen - 2016 Tata Steel Chess TournamentWei Yi and Magnus Carlsen meet for the first time in Round 3 of the 2016 Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Wei's victory in the 2015 Tata Steel Challenges section earned a seat in the 2016 Masters section. Wei Yi is easily one of the most talented risi...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/wei-yi-vs-magnus-carlsen---2016-tata-steel-chess-tournamentTue, 19 Jan 2016 01:34:15 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/wei-yi-vs-magnus-carlsen---2016-tata-steel-chess-tournamentJudit Polgár vs Garry Kasparov - Russia vs Rest of the World - 2002Judit Polgár, the world's strongest female chess player ever, is paired against Garry Kasparov, arguably the best chess player ever, in a game from the Russia vs Rest of the World match in 2002. At the time of this round 5 meeting, Judit Polgár ...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/judit-polgaacuter-vs-garry-kasparov---russia-vs-rest-of-the-world---2002Mon, 04 Jan 2016 22:51:37 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/judit-polgaacuter-vs-garry-kasparov---russia-vs-rest-of-the-world---2002Cool Chess Puzzle #12 - A.A. TroitskyThis puzzle by A.A. Troitsky from 1895, has multiple key concepts one must discover in order to solve correctly. Interestingly enough, when I tried to have Stockfish 6 solve this endgame study, it couldn't. Only deeper into the puzzle did I realiz...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/cool-chess-puzzle-12---aa-troitskySat, 02 Jan 2016 20:17:31 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/cool-chess-puzzle-12---aa-troitskyLIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #331: QGD, Slav w/ 4....a6This is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 3|2. The opening was the Queen's Gambit Declined, Slav with 4...a6. In a position where one has a space advantage, as slight as it may be, maintaining some pieces on the board is often...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-331-qgd-slav-w-4a6Tue, 29 Dec 2015 18:49:37 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-331-qgd-slav-w-4a6Evgeny Tomashevsky vs Daniil Yuffa - Qatar Masters Open 2015This is a round 7 game from the 2015 Qatar Masters Open. Evgeny Tomashevsky elects the Makagonov variation against Daniil Yuffa's King's Indian Defense. What captured my attention in this game was an important middlegame decision. The bishop pair ...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/evgeny-tomashevsky-vs-daniil-yuffa---qatar-masters-open-2015Sun, 27 Dec 2015 23:34:31 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/evgeny-tomashevsky-vs-daniil-yuffa---qatar-masters-open-2015Wei Yi vs Stefan Bromberger - Qatar Masters Open 2015This is a round 6 game from the 2015 Qatar Masters Open. Chinese super-talent Wei Yi opts for the Nimzovich Attack out of the Petrov's Defense against Germany's Stefan Bromberger. One slip at move 19, and the game is essentially over. A nice blend...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/wei-yi-vs-stefan-bromberger---qatar-masters-open-2015Sat, 26 Dec 2015 19:42:35 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/wei-yi-vs-stefan-bromberger---qatar-masters-open-2015Wei Yi vs N.R. Vignesh - Qatar Masters Open 2015This is a round 4 game from the 2015 Qatar Masters Open. Chinese super-talent Wei Yi opts for the Ruy Lopez against a recently crowned International Master, 17-year-old N.R. Vignesh. As the chess world has come to expect with games by Wei Yi, plen...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/wei-yi-vs-nr-vignesh---qatar-masters-open-2015Thu, 24 Dec 2015 05:23:30 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/wei-yi-vs-nr-vignesh---qatar-masters-open-2015LIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #330: QGD, Slav w/ 4.e3This is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 5|0. The opening was the Queen's Gambit Declined, Slav with 4. e3. We quickly arrive at a queenless middlegame position in this one with white acquiring the bishop pair and a deficient...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-330-qgd-slav-w-4e3Tue, 22 Dec 2015 22:50:36 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-330-qgd-slav-w-4e3Standard chess game with commentary #14 - Sicilian Defence, Najdorf w/ 6. f3I played a standard chess game as black with time controls set at 15 minutes with a 2 second increment. The opening played was the Sicilian Defence, Nadjorf with 6. f3. f3 is a common move when aiming for an English Attack setup where white castle...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/standard-chess-game-with-commentary-14---sicilian-defence-najdorf-w-6-f3Tue, 15 Dec 2015 10:51:38 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/standard-chess-game-with-commentary-14---sicilian-defence-najdorf-w-6-f3Chess Game Review #9 - 2000 vs 1900I picked a chess game at random from my friends list to review. I share my thoughts on the game which was between a player with a rating of approximately 2000 and the other with a rating of approximately 1900. Some special attention was given quit...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/chess-game-review-9---2000-vs-1900Tue, 08 Dec 2015 10:49:00 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/chess-game-review-9---2000-vs-1900Cool Chess Puzzle #11 - S. IvashchenkoThis puzzle by Sergey Ivashchenko is not very deep move-wise, but it will certainly require a strong understanding of the position to solve.  There are too many points in the "aesthetic appeal" department to type out for this puzzle. It's better ...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/cool-chess-puzzle-11---s-ivashchenkoSun, 29 Nov 2015 21:38:36 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/cool-chess-puzzle-11---s-ivashchenkoChess Game Review #8 - 1600 vs 1600I picked a chess game at random from my friends list to review. I share my thoughts on the game which was between a player with a rating of approximately 1600 and the other with a rating of approximately 1600. Some special attention was given quit...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/chess-game-review-8---1600-vs-1600Mon, 23 Nov 2015 22:04:28 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/chess-game-review-8---1600-vs-1600Standard chess game with commentary #13 - Nimzo-Larsen AttackI played a standard chess game as black with time controls set at 15 minutes with a 2 second increment against Computer4 Impossible. The opening played was the Nimzo-Larsen Attack. The computer, not surprisingly, invests two minors for 2 pawns and...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/standard-chess-game-with-commentary-13---nimzo-larsen-attackTue, 17 Nov 2015 21:05:42 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/standard-chess-game-with-commentary-13---nimzo-larsen-attackHow to Solve Chess Puzzles #28I 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. Questioning the move order of chess combinations is im...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/how-to-solve-chess-puzzles-28Mon, 09 Nov 2015 19:04:43 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/how-to-solve-chess-puzzles-28LIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #328: QGD, Tartakower w/o h6This is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 3|2. The opening was the Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower without h6 inserted. Black acquires the bishop pair in this one and seeks play on the kingside whereas white plays on the q...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-328-qgd-tartakower-wo-h6Mon, 02 Nov 2015 12:32:53 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-328-qgd-tartakower-wo-h6LIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #327: Queen's Bishop GameThis is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 3|2. The opening was the Queen's Bishop Game. Black acquires the bishop pair and a central pawn majority in this one, whereas white has a queenside majority and the potential to achiev...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-327-queens-bishop-gameMon, 26 Oct 2015 16:51:31 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-327-queens-bishop-gameLIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #325: Levitsky AttackThis is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 3|2. The opening was the Levitsky Attack. White is quick to give black the bishop pair in exchange for a damaged black kingside structure. Black's dark-squared bishop in particular wil...https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-325-levitsky-attackMon, 19 Oct 2015 13:09:37 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/ChessNetwork/live-blitz-chess-commentary-325-levitsky-attack