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  • PRO Chess League Week 3: The Critical Showdowns

    NM SamCopeland Jan 25, 2017, 1:45 AM

    With a staggering 480 players and more than 150 grandmasters currently playing, the PRO Chess League is expanding as word of mouth spreads and new free agents and local players sign up to do battle for their teams...

  • American Woman - Part II

    batgirl Jan 4, 2017, 11:36 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • 2017 PRO Chess League: Teams

    PROChessLeague Jan 8, 2017, 3:56 PM

    We are proud to welcome 48 teams, over 400 players and over 100 grandmasters to this inaugural season of the PRO Chess League! Listed here are all of the team rosters in rating order as well as links to social media...

  • A Love Affair With Squares

    IM Silman Dec 15, 2016, 3:38 AM

    No, I’m not talking about boring, rigid or out-of-touch people who are sometimes referred to as “squares.” I’m going to discuss squares on a chessboard and just how important a “key”...

  • The Giuoco Piano

    TigerChess Dec 3, 2016, 7:44 AM

    In this series, GMs Roman Dzindzichashvili and Melik Khachiyan explore one of the first chess openings to come into existence, the Giuoco Piano. While there are great advantages for Black in gaining the d5-square,...

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  • Cornwall Congress 2017

    thejacka1 Feb 18, 2017, 9:07 AM

    In January 2015 I made my debut in 'real' over-the-board chess at this event by finishing 1st-equal with Harvey Richings in the Penwith Cup for children (like Harvey) and ungraded or 'returning' players (like me)....

  • PRO CHESS LEAGUE week 5 predictions

    NM nmpdk Feb 10, 2017, 11:37 PM

    Well, ladies and gentlemen, it's been real. I'm in the middle of 3 back-to-back-to-back (kinda, I get one week off to go to Florida) scholastic state championships, starting with the Illinois High School state...

  • Mind Over Matter-Queen Sacrifices!

    kamalakanta Dec 11, 2016, 4:42 PM

    Hi, chess lovers! I am inspired by the following games....looking at Emanuel Lasker's win against Euwe in 1934, where Lasker sacrifices his Queen and beats Euwe, one year before Euwe wins the World Championship...

  • Roads to Higher Ratings

    Tamap2017 Nov 30, 2016, 9:13 PM

    I like to think of the game of chess as the game of life in disguise. We all make mistakes in the game just as in our lives. No one is perfect. It's a game with loads of tactics and skills. A roller coaster going...

  • Isaac Boleslavsky, A Giant Among Chessplayers

    kamalakanta Nov 27, 2016, 10:10 AM

    Fame is a wayward mistress....some players are not written about enough, and therefore future generations might not know anything about them. Isaac Boleslavsky was a pioneer and a real chess giant of the 20th Century!      ...

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  • Nakamura Beats Rapport In Sharjah Round 3

    PeterDoggers Feb 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave kept his lead at the Sharjah Grand Prix by playing a thrilling draw with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. The only winner in the third round was Hikaru Nakamura, who beat Richard...

  • Caruana Holds Carlsen, As ChessBrahs Win In PRO Chess Week 5

    NM SamCopeland Feb 12, 2017, 12:00 AM

    In an action-packed day for fans of online chess, GMs Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and numerous other grandmasters competed for the glory of their...

  • PRO Chess League: Week 4 Results

    PROChessLeague Feb 1, 2017, 6:37 AM

    Please find below week four match results for week two of the PRO Chess League. For the as-it-happens action and up to the minute results, tune in to the PRO Chess League Wednesdays on Chess.com/TV and...

  • PRO Chess League Takes Off Wednesday

    PeterDoggers Jan 9, 2017, 3:13 PM

    It's finally here. More than 400 players (100+ grandmasters), chess fans all over the world, and the whole team at Chess.com are very excited that the inaugural season of the PRO Chess League will launch...

  • New York Knights Rely On Experience

    PROChessLeague Jan 5, 2017, 10:10 AM

    The New York Knights are one of two teams are one of two teams representing the Big Apple, the city so nice they named it twice, and the city that never sleeps. Whatever your epithet of choice is, the city of New...

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