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  • The Perfect Opening For The Lazy Student

    GM Ginger_GM Dec 5, 2016, 3:37 PM

    During the last five years or so, most of the time that I have spent on chess has been devoted to creating things that have helped other players improve: videos, books, articles, courses and whatever else comes...

  • Game Analysis By Sam Shankland

    TigerChess Dec 3, 2016, 7:48 AM

    In this series, GM Sam Shankland provides in-depth analysis on a series of games played between world-class competitors. There's much to learn from this series. See how grandmasters prepare against an...

  • Study Plan For Advanced Players: The Opening!

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:07 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced (Rated 1800-1999) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Expand your Knowledge of Common Structures and Plans Learn...

  • Chess Books And Youth vs Old Age

    IM Silman Sep 29, 2016, 3:30 AM

    Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before...

  • The Deadliest Chess Pattern

    GM Gserper Aug 20, 2016, 10:05 PM

    There are many patterns in chess which you should know if you want to become strong. I have discussed many of them in this column through the years. Today, I'll talk about the deadliest...

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  • Morphy: "The Most Accurate Player"

    kamalakanta Mar 21, 2017, 7:11 AM

    Bobby Fischer   "A popularly held theory about Paul Morphy is that if he returned to the chess world today and played our best contemporary players, he would come out the loser. Nothing is further from the truth....

  • Learn the English Rat Defense!

    dynamicchess970 Mar 18, 2017, 11:21 AM

    This book is amazing! I found two entirely new and mind-blowingly creative openings in this book (which i will discuss below) covered in detail, which give the reader an enormous amount of transpositional possibilities....

  • Intermediate: A opening, a defense, and a checkmate!

    Berkowick Mar 15, 2017, 9:51 AM

    Hey guys it's me FM_Berkowick (FM stands for Fun master) and today i'll be telling you about 2 openings, 2 defenses against queen's pawn, a tip and a checkmate! First the opening. Name of the opening:  Four Knights...

  • strong openings and defenses that I play! (These won me a tournament!)

    Berkowick Mar 12, 2017, 11:43 AM

    Hi guys, it's me FM_Berkowick(FM stands for fun master) Today I'll be sharing some strong openings and defenses that i play Thank you to magnuts carelson for being a good friend. Fallow him, he's a good chess player! The...

  • The modern-dutch hybrid checkmate

    IM attilaturzo Mar 9, 2017, 1:47 PM

      Gigi sent me one of his recent games. A pretty and short checkmate. His opponent started with the modern defense and then he changed his mind and transposed to the dutch defense, but it weakened his position...

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    TenyVarona Mar 1, 2017, 2:29 PM

    TEAM MATCHES COMPLETED FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, 2017 # Name Opponent Players Score Result Finished On 1 Team Florida-"Crazy about Cars"  Team Florida 4 8 | 0 Won 28-Feb-17 2 C67 - Ruy Lopez Opening: Berlin,...

  • New Team Match

    Silver_Assassin Feb 8, 2017, 9:31 PM

    We've accepted a Team Match challenge by the the Colle System club. Please sign up at https://www.chess.com/club/matches/dynamic-dutch-defense/759471

  • 3 Big Games starting on Feb 1

    HaroonS7 Jan 28, 2017, 8:36 PM

    Open match vs TROY- https://www.chess.com/club/matches/sacred-pawn-legion/747034/games Above 1600,CCT match- https://www.chess.com/club/matches/sacred-pawn-legion/751504/games Dutch Defense: Stonewall Variation...

  • Amsterdam Mosquitoes presents its team

    AmsterdamMosquitoes Jan 1, 2017, 12:20 PM

    Amsterdam Mosquitoes is the nickname under which a team from the Dutch chess club Kennemer Combinatie will participate in the PRO Chess League. Kennemer Combinatie plays in the highest Dutch league. Last year they...

  • Matches starting NOV 30th

    why0712 Nov 29, 2016, 1:56 AM

    Chess School - A87: Dutch Defense: Leningrad, Main Line Future$GrandMaster$! vs. TU https://www.chess.com/groups/team_match?id=732866 TU Thematic - A92: Stonewall Dutch Def. Chess Champ  vs. TU TU Thematic - B22...

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