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  • Opposite-Colored Bishop Endgames

    Everyone’s had the unfortunate experience of playing an opposite-colored bishop ending. Like a mirage, you never know how they got there, and you definitely didn’t intend on it. Nevertheless, they have arrived. These mirages don’... | Read More

  • The Eye Of The Beholder

    Many players feel that chess is all about threats or attack or finding a combination or some other form of brute force moves. And, of course, that is exactly what many positions need. However, in many other positions those things are exactly what ... | Read More

  • How To Play Multi-Purpose Moves

    How to Improve Your Tactics member shivendu2059xyz asked: I would like to discuss how to get better at tactics. Is solving tons of puzzles the only way to improve? Mr. shivendu2059xyz: There are many ways to study ... | Read More

  • Amazing Games for Beginners

    Even the barest novice can appreciate and learn from the exquisite artistry and logic in the conceptual masterpieces to be found here. Join some of's finest teachers on a tour of the most dazzling and instructive ches... | Read More

  • Another Crazy Pawn Lunge By Shirov

    The article I wrote last week, "The Shabalov-Shirov Gambit" reminded me of another, more radical g2-g4 move, also largely developed by the aggressive Latvian player Alexei Shirov. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.g4!? The so-called "Li... | Read More

    • Twitch Stream tomorrow

      Hey chess people, I wanted to let you know that I'm trying out a twitch channel. Tomorrow (Friday) I will be streaming chess from 10 am to 2 pm pacific time. The schedule will be (approximately) 10 am: Tactics Trainer 10:30 am: Blitz w/ Comm... | Read More

      • dpruess
      • | Oct 20, 2016
      • | 1 comment
    • Carlsen challenges the pawns, the farmers, the people.

      Philidor stated: "Pawns are the sould of chess"  Pawns can not only give check, beautiful checkmates and to promote when they acheive the 8th rank. We are pwans, the majority in the society. The ones who work, the ones who don't have  political... | Read More

    • Montana State Championship 2016 - Round 5

      The final round was a very big deal for me. I knew that if I won, I was guaranteed to be at least a co-champion, and perhaps even a unitary champion. Anything less would most likely force me to wait another year to 1) make it into the Closed, and ... | Read More

      • logosx1
      • | Oct 17, 2016
    • Garry Kasparov's World Championship Secrets!

      Garry Kasparov fought in 8 world championship matches between 1985 and 2000, facing 4 very different opponents. How was Garry able to consistently meet the challenges he faced and force his way to victory at the very highest level? This Saturday ... | Read More

      • TigerLilov
      • | Oct 11, 2016
    • Current player lists for FREE simuls on October 7 (FULL) and October 14 (9 spots left)

      Hey members!!Over the past two weeks, I have noticed that participants have been showing up at the very last second, some haven't showed up at all, and the simuls have always been starting later than 2PM EST!For the sake of everybody wai... | Read More

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