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  • The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

    GM Gserper Mar 19, 2017, 9:28 AM

    I bet that some of you, my dear readers, think that I am going to talk about "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate." Indeed, there is no way to get checkmated faster than Fool's Mate: And there is no more popular...

  • Anatoly Karpov's Best Game Prizes

    IM Silman Mar 15, 2017, 7:10 PM

    My last two articles were about the best game prizes for Mikhail Tal (who won the most prizes — 15) and Rashid Nezhmetdinov, who came in tied for 3rd and 4th with Anatoly Karpov (10 prizes; Garry...

  • Santasiere's Folly

    batgirl Mar 15, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Anthony Edward Santasiere - This name evokes images of the New York chess scene during the 1920, 30s and 40s:  Frank Marshall, Edward Lasker, Albert Pinkus, Fred Reinfeld, Sammy Reshevsky, Abe Kupchik,...

  • How To Not Learn From Your Mistakes Like Karpov

    GM Gserper Mar 11, 2017, 3:31 AM

    As I explained in this article, modern life forces me to recollect the episodes from my childhood years. One such memory is something that every Soviet schoolboy was supposed to know if he wanted to get...

  • Rashid Nezhmetdinov's Best Game Prizes

    IM Silman Mar 9, 2017, 3:21 AM

    After showing all of Tal’s 15 best game prizes in my previous article, it struck me that many Chess.com members might not have heard of Rashid Nezhmetdinov (born 1912, died 1974), who tied with Karpov...

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  • Ding, Giri Lead In Shenzen, Where Bishops Rule

    PeterDoggers Mar 25, 2017, 9:32 AM

    GMs Ding Liren and Anish Giri are the leaders after three rounds at the Shenzhen Longgang Chess Masters in Shenzhen, China. The other participants are GMs Michael Adams, Peter Svidler, Pentala Harikrishna,...

  • The Return of the Annotation Event?

    chesster3145 Mar 24, 2017, 3:59 PM

    Hi everyone, I haven't done a lot as an admin for the past couple of months, and that's partially because everything I tried to set up fell flat on its face due to there just not being enough people regularly contributing....

  • Sharjah Masters: Prodigies Score Big

    PeterDoggers Mar 24, 2017, 1:03 PM

    Only a month after the FIDE Grand Prix the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club is hosting another tournament. The start of the first Sharjah Masters was somewhat chaotic, but the conditions for the players...

  • Welcome to join!

    Kerly888 Mar 22, 2017, 3:09 PM

    Everyone is welcome to join: English Opening: Great Snake Variation  (www.chess.com/groups/team_match?id=760437) English Opening: Great Snake, Adorjan Defense  (www.chess.com/groups/team_match?id=760439) Benoni...

  • Howell 'Victorious Veteran' At Winter Chess Classic

    PeterDoggers Mar 22, 2017, 3:47 AM

    At 26 he was the oldest player in the field, but ended up winning the $5,000 first prize. GM David Howell of England won the top group of the Winter Chess Classic in St. Louis, ahead of GMs Dariuz Swiercz of...

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