Didn't find what you are looking for? Click here to search with Google

  • castling
    Online Aug 16, 2016

    United Kingdom

    Joined: Jun 17, 2008

  • johncastling
    Online Feb 21, 2011

    John Castling | North East England, United Kingdom

    Joined: Feb 21, 2011

  • castlingmate
    Online Jul 23, 2015

    castling mate | manila, Philippines

    Joined: Jul 23, 2015

  • acastling
    Online 19 days ago

    A Castling | United Kingdom

    Joined: Feb 7, 2016

  • ireallyhatecastling
    Online Sep 28, 2016

    iHATE Castling | United States

    Joined: Mar 8, 2016

All Articles


  • Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

  • How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

  • Why You Lose To Weaker Players

    IM Silman Dec 21, 2016, 3:41 PM

    Asmara the Cat wrote: I have a problem and I hope you can help me. My problem is that I don’t know how to defeat bad players (well, I’m not so good, but players who play worse than me). In real life,...

  • Pattern Recognition—Fact Or Fiction?

    Vik-Hansen Dec 20, 2016, 2:59 AM

    Chess players, chess authors and chess psychologists attempt to teach and explain chess playing with the concept of "pattern recognition": Pattern recognition is one of the most important mechanisms of chess...


    batgirl Nov 23, 2016, 11:29 AM

    CAÏSSA'S  BATTLEFIELD       Chess at its purest is a totally abstract game that requires nothing but one's mind.       While the accoutrements...

All Blogs


  • Paul Morphy vs Duke Karl "Opera Game"

    nish924b Feb 22, 2017, 5:13 AM

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Bg4 4. dxe5 Bxf3 (4... dxe5 5. Qxd8+ Kxd8 6. Nxe5) 5. Qxf3 (5. gxf3) This is probably not bad idea but if did king side castling, f-file would be open. 5... dxe5 6. Bc4...

  • Pawn Moves Weaken Your King. Not Castling Also Weakens Your King.

    dblackw2 Feb 21, 2017, 10:25 PM

    This was the 5th round of Tuesday Night Action 30! at the Charlotte Chess Center. I only got to play in the last 3 rounds and I was able to maintain a perfect score. I was really nervous coming into this game because...

  • Attacking basics

    Abhi_Mary_1997 Feb 20, 2017, 6:42 AM

    Attacking chess is one of the most exciting ,fabulous and aweosme things .There are many players like Bobby Fischer,Michail Tal,Mary gave us alot of nice games which gives us th taste of attacking chess.Here in...

  • Castling

    Naaathan Feb 2, 2017, 5:41 AM

    Castling is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn.  Castling can only occur if there are no pieces standing between the king and the rook.  Neither king nor rook may have...

  • PCL Week 3 Recap :- Odisha Express loses narrowly in a thriller against Ljubljana Direwolves

    IM swayamsm Jan 29, 2017, 8:41 AM

    Week 3 recap by Sidhant Mohapatra PREVIEW -  After winning the first two rounds, we were paired against the strong Slovenian team Ljubljana Direwovles. They had three GMs on their top 3 boards. For this round, we...

All News


  • Mamedyarov Crushes Adams, Catches MVL

    PeterDoggers Feb 21, 2017, 12:00 AM

    With a great attacking game Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Michael Adams, and in doing so he joined Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the lead at the Sharjah Grand Prix. The other winner of the day was Li Chao, who...

  • Atacar al Elefante Attack The Elephant

    IM BorisMatovsky Feb 4, 2017, 3:38 AM Esta es la partida del Vídeo en Inglés. (1) Dolzhikova,K - Ianovsky,A [C40] Kiev (Game 2), 200E5 [M.I. Boudy Bueno, Julio L.]   [The elephant gambit, like the...

  • King's Gambit Declined

    robertrange Jan 20, 2017, 10:19 AM

    King’s Gambit Declined 2 . . . Bc5 For centuries now, this move has been a safe haven for those who do not feel at ease in the jungle of the ‘real’King’s Gambit. Black refuses to be provoked by 2 f4 but he also...

  • Anand Snags Lead On Champions Showdown Day 2

    FM hellokostya Nov 11, 2016, 7:36 PM

    The second day of the 2016 Champions Showdown saw plenty of fireworks with two more classical rounds in the unusual time control of game in 60 minutes with a five-second delay. All photos courtesy of...

  • Chess Camp Curiosities (2016 Edition)

    Lt2Adnan Nov 10, 2016, 1:36 AM

    Good afternoon, my friends. Firstly, I will like to thank y'all for the memorable day yesterday. For that brief afternoon I was there, we forgot about the hate, bullying and bigotry that was tearing through the...


Online Now