George C. Parker was a famous con man. Here is what Wikipedia says about him: "He made his living conducting illegal sales of property he did not own, often New York's public landmarks, to unwary immigrants.
The Brooklyn Bridge was th... | Read More
In 1945, right after WWII ended, a team of United States players competed against a team of Soviet players in a chess match via radio. While the U.S. team expected stiff competition, there was little doubt in... | Read More
Your favorite annual chess tradition is back.
Chess.com is proud to celebrate the holiday season with an all-new puzzler quiz for 2015.
The 10 Chess.com members who score the highest on the Holiday Puzzler will win the prizes below. ... | Read More
After I learned how to play chess (age 12), I jumped into the game head first by playing in a chess tournament (even though I didn’t know the difference between checkmate and stalemate). Let’s just say that I was absolutely awful.
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Many openings go by various names. The opening(s) we'll be looking at below not only go by many names, but the situations, like gambits themselves, can get messy, muddy and uncertain very quickly.
The title of this article i... | Read More