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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...

  • PRO Chess League Top Performers

    IM dpruess Mar 16, 2017, 7:39 PM

    Here we try to keep track of some of the best performances of the 2017 season of the PRO Chess League. Points Scored # Name Team Pts 1 Meier, Georg Stockholm Snowballs 29.5 2 So, Wesley Saint...

  • 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 Chess is Like... [FILL IN THE BLANK]

    erik Mar 14, 2017, 5:33 AM

    Chess is many things. A game. An art. A hobby. A science. A sport? But it is also a metaphor that is used in the media to tap into the symbol of intellectual struggle. If you want to show how intricately...

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  • 5th ICC Open

    Shieldoffaith13 Mar 23, 2017, 10:50 AM

        5th ICC Open Facts about last year’s event: Last year’s Open was won by Super Grandmaster Alexander Grishuck, just ahead of World Champion Magnus Carlsen.   Top Seeds in this year’s event include: Russian GM...

  • My Recent Problems. 3/23/2017

    LauriAikio Mar 23, 2017, 9:18 AM

    Recent Problems DateID#RatingMy RatingMovesAvg. TimeMy TimeOutcomeMar 23, 2017, 6:14 PM 0040713 1892 1921 4/4 1:25 1:51 Passed (68% | +2) Mar 23, 2017, 6:11 PM 0030117 1885 1919 1/1 0:40 0:26 Passed (87% | +5) Mar...

  • quiz #1

    costinst Mar 23, 2017, 9:01 AM

    Position from one of my games.  

  • I got smacked around the past few games!

    NYCosmos Mar 22, 2017, 1:58 PM

    The flag in this post is for Mathiesh who systematically destroyed me in the End Game. He is crazy good! Next is for Mzegila who is better than his numbers indicate; this is because he is generally playing multiple...

  • Comeback after 7 years

    IM attilaturzo Mar 22, 2017, 10:48 AM

      After long thinking I decided to play again in an international tourney. I played a few team games in every year, but my last individual tourney was in 2010. I decided to give an another chance for me to give...

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    NMGODBLESS Mar 23, 2017, 6:00 AM

    We are hosting a 2+1 mins bullet tournament, which will start by 12 noon and when you  click on Live chess, then click on tournament, it is tag as NAIJA 1ST 2+1 MIN. ONCE YOU JOIN THROUGH A LAPTOP OR TABS, YOU CAN...

  • More 1900 - 1600 rating players needed

    Yiannis_Ayiannis Mar 23, 2017, 2:32 AM

    Tomorrow starts the game against the Great Viking Warriors. We need more players in the range between 1900 - 1600 rating scale because our opponents have the edge there. Please join https://www.chess.com/club/matches/paok-chess-club/771218/games

  • Today at the Slow Chess League

    SirIvanhoe Mar 22, 2017, 10:23 PM

    Coming Up for Thursday, March 23 in the Slow Chess League NT (negotiated time) Coming Up Scheduled Games Today: Thu 23rd of Mar 2017 01:00 - 207 Todd Hedges (0.0,1527) v Gourav (0.5,1711)  Thu 23rd of Mar 2017...

  • Huge Match coming!

    HaroonS7 Mar 22, 2017, 7:28 PM

    Team India is planning to have a huge match with 150+ players against Wallyjack's Elite Alliance. Please join everyone and help TI in this big match, https://www.chess.com/club/matches/773112/games 960 lovers can...

  • 2017 Season 2nd Round!

    Phoenix_Scorpion Mar 22, 2017, 6:37 PM

    Dear team captains and players, The second round of our League is underway! You should arrange the matches according to our schedule and pairings as soon as possible, so all the teams got enough time to gather players. Starting...

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