GM Simon Williams thinks all amateur chess players make preventable mistakes — even space aliens.
The best way to stop mistakes before they happen is to sense the danger building up in the position. GM Williams examines his own games to illustrate this concept and to show you how to spot dangerous mistakes before it’s too late.
Watch this video and learn how to miss fewer and fewer crucial moments in chess. | Watch video
All levels of chess players make mistakes. Beginners might miss simple tactics or even mates in one. Grandmasters might make deep miscalculations or subtle positional errors. But what kind of mistakes do intermediate, club-level players make, and how can they be avoided? GM Simon Williams is here with a new series on these mistakes, starting off with the very common error of playing too defensively. | Watch video
Join the Chess.com team for this week’s ChessCenter and see some of the most amazing moves along with the best in chess news and entertainment.
Find out how the world’s strongest computer escaped from what looked like impossible circumstances. See a slam-dunk queen sacrifice mate. And you won’t believe a blunder made in the St. Louis showdown between Nakamura and Caruana.
Is Carlsen the Ronda Rousey of chess? And which world champion would win the Game of Thrones? | Watch video
ChessCenter is back with the latest in chess news and entertainment.
In this episode, hosts IM Danny Rensch and Shaun McCoy discuss humanity’s future in chess after recent losses in material odds matches.
Journalists Peter Doggers and FM Mike Klein check in with international tournament updates, and GM Robert Hess weighs in with the best move and biggest blunder of the week. | Watch video
In the second installment of GM Lenderman vs Komodo, Lenderman strives to redeem himself but despite the material on the board, the odds are stacked against him! Live coverage of this excellent event is brought by GM Hess and IM Rensch!
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