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  • 7 Reasons To Watch Carlsen vs Nakamura Thursday

    pete Oct 20, 2016, 4:43 AM

    Attention all chess fans: This is not a drill. This Thursday, Magnus Carlsen faces Hikaru Nakamura for the inaugural Chess.com Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship. It's the match we've all been waiting for,...

  • Master Path Study Plan: Bringing It All Together

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:14 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced Path (Rated 2000-2199) Tasks: Analyze all games with a computer. Compete on the leaderboard. Start a blog. Play solitaire chess. Compete in a major open. Congratulations!...

  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: Tactics!

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:19 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced (Rated 1800-1999) Tasks: Identify and address your tactical weaknesses. Complete a perfect ten. Complete the legendary 30-minute drill. Develop your visualization skills. Complete...

  • Living Chess

    batgirl Jul 7, 2014, 2:24 PM

         Chess has had some difficulty throughout the years in presenting itself as a form of public entertainment. There has been some isolated cases where chess made good TV and even a few instances where chess was...

  • Rudolf Spielmann, the Lethal Gentleman!

    IM Silman Oct 15, 2013, 9:26 AM

    Rudolf Spielmann was born in Vienna on May 5, 1883, and he learned how to play chess at a very young age. Reti, in his classic book Masters of the Chessboard, said this: “He learned to play while still a...

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  • My New Year's Chess Resolution

    Rudayn Dec 28, 2016, 2:55 AM

    As I was struggling to put on paper my OVERALL New Year's Resolution, I came about this post on Chess.com and I decided it is a good idea to start a new blog here on Chess.com to track down my journey focusing my...

  • Attacking an Under-defended Kingside

    Clavius Nov 20, 2016, 4:12 PM

    I was taking a break from work, logged onto Chess.com and clicked on the Learn tab under which there are Drills.  In the Drills is one called Attacking and in that is a drill called Squeezing the Tarrasch (not far...

  • What's my plan again?

    Bletchlypark Sep 21, 2016, 1:14 PM

    When I first started out on this journey to improve at chess I knew I had to have a plan. Now that it has been a while it makes sense to revisit that plan and see how it has evolved. I posted my overall plan in...

  • I made a band saw chess set!

    giraffupus Aug 11, 2016, 1:37 PM

    Hello Chess.com,       A few months ago my sister picked up an antique card table with a chess set inlay as a gift for me. It was one of those spur of the moment "what a deal" purchases. I think she paid ten dollars...

  • Skwim, aikido, and improving at chess

    WCM mkkuhner May 25, 2016, 8:20 AM

    For about a year and a half I've been playing Skwim a couple of times a month.  It's a team sport similar to Ultimate, but played in a swimming pool with a soft rubber disk that skims along the water.  My local...

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  • Summer Open Big Match vs The Harmony Chess

    ltristam Jul 10, 2016, 12:26 PM

    Hey all! It is summer and I figured we should have a summer match. So I organized one and we're playing The Harmony Chess! This team is young but very strong with an average rating of almost 1700. But when you really...

  • Open vote chess challenge!!!!!!

    chessboy8888 Nov 3, 2014, 8:44 AM

    Let's rally our troops and get ready to vote!!!!!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!!! When a group accepts our challenge, we will be ready! BE PREPARED!!!! -Will

  • Lottery!

    The_Chess_Ninja Aug 27, 2012, 5:17 PM

    Hello Optimum! Today is the lottery, and you know the drill! (If you don't please click here to find out about the lottery.) To enter, please place your username below. For extra entries, pay 1 OP more for every...

  • Time to Discuss Opening Strategies!

    chess_kebabs Aug 11, 2012, 5:57 AM

    . Hi everyone, Since the grand final match 'might' be next weekend (18th), we should start to examine the games/playing style of our opponent Sacred Pawn Legion. Personally, I hope it will be the weekend after (25th)...

  • tactics

    mikemckernan22 Dec 4, 2010, 8:43 AM

    hey folks welcome to the cats we apreciate all of your hard work making this the best team possible !!! we have been seeing a lot of chess puzzles lately so i hope that this isn't overkill but i wanted to get some...

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