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... | Read More
The death of GM Viktor Korchnoi is a huge loss for chess. I am not going to repeat the obvious facts that he was the strongest chess player who never became the world champion or tell you about his enormous chess heritage. There are thousands... | Read More
About a decade ago, WilhelmThe2nd, from Chessgames.com sent me this article by Fedor Bohatirchuk about his personal memories of Efim Bogoljubov. The article, which had no accompanying pictures, is given below with some elaboration ... | Read More
In one of my recent articles, I mentioned a funny story where an illegal king move was played, which made me wonder: what are the craziest king moves in the history of chess?
So here I am presenting the games where such moves were made. In order... | Read More
Editor's note: In an exclusive to Chess.com, Grandmaster Jon Ludvig Hammer writes his thoughts on what's happened in Norway so far, original analysis of some of the key games, and some fun, behind-the-scenes looks at what the players do ... | Read More