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  • How To Play When You're Winning Easily

    In all sports, you play much differently when you are winning easily. In baseball, if you are leading 8-0 in the 8th inning, you would not pull your fresh relief pitcher out of the game to pinch hit and try to get another run. In soccer, if y... | Read More

  • Play Chess With A Pro Football Player

    Chess.com will host its first pro-am vote-chess event next month, pairing the Baltimore Ravens guard and chess enthusiast John Urschel with International Master Danny Rensch to take on the world over the 64 squares.  Any... | Read More

  • It's Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana May 10: GM Blitz Battle #3

    Who will be the third player to reach the semifinal, Fabiano Caruana or Maxime Vachier-Lagrave? We'll know at the end of Chess.com's third GM Blitz Battle Championship, scheduled for Tuesday, 10 May at 10 a.m. Pacific (GMT-7), ... | Read More

  • Hammer's Rest Day Report: Norway Chess 2016

    Editor's note: In an exclusive to Chess.com, Grandmaster Jon Ludvig Hammer writes his thoughts on what's happened in Norway so far, original analysis of some of the key games, and some fun, behind-the-scenes looks at what the players do ... | Read More

  • Martin Villemson's Gambit

         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

    • What's my plan again?

      When I first started out on this journey to improve at chess I knew I had to have a plan. Now that it has been a while it makes sense to revisit that plan and see how it has evolved. I posted my overall plan in my first blog post here on April 22,... | Read More

    • Fairy Fair Play ►Episodio 3. Tema 1. Dominó

      El dominó (galicismo de domino) es un juego de mesa en el que se emplean unas fichas (baldosas) rectangulares, generalmente blancas por la cara y negras por el envés, divididas en dos cuadrados, cada uno de los cuales lleva marcado de cer... | Read More

    • October Signups are Now Open

      Signups are now open for our 3 round October League Qualifier and 3-5 round Tournament Series to begin on Monday, October 3. Your option of 3-5 round play for most sections this month!   New players can sign up for our 3 round League Qualif... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Sep 16, 2016
    • Aberdeen Chess Training Day Sunday 11th September Part 1

        A chess training day was held in Shell's Woodbank House on the 11th of September. 15 players of all ages and playing strengths attended and the session was run by myself (2150 OTB, head coach for Scotland in the Glorney/Gilbert competition 2016... | Read More

    • My first OTB Rapid tournament.

      I haven't wrote a blog in a long time, so I decided to write one today. Well, I guess that's half the reason... Anyway it was a nice tournament. The time control was 30|0 For the first round, I didn't keep score of the moves (It was optional), but... | Read More

      • seanysean2
      • | Sep 15, 2016

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