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  • When Chess Players Protest

    GM Gserper Feb 18, 2017, 9:55 PM

    One of the biggest open tournaments of the year (Gibraltar) was marred by a bizarre incident that happened in the last round. The women's world champion, Hou Yifan, lost her game in just five moves! Media instantly...

  • American Woman - Part V

    batgirl Feb 15, 2017, 2:10 PM

      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...

  • Carlsen Checkmates!

    GM Gserper Feb 11, 2017, 11:52 PM

    The most shocking chess episode of the year that everyone is talking about happened in the Tata Steel super tournament. Indeed how often does the world chess champion miss a checkmate in three, when he...

  • Staunton Could See The Future

    GM Gserper Feb 4, 2017, 9:53 PM

    In the first part of this article, we saw numerous examples of Howard Staunton's sparkling attacks.  Yes, he knew how to attack, but there were many players who could do it as well if not better...

  • The 3 'Illnesses' Of Chess

    IM Silman Feb 2, 2017, 12:52 AM

    The Chess.com member Canyounotquit wrote: “I really want to know why and how I lost this particular game. I had a piece lead and still I lost badly. I’ve no idea where I went wrong.” JS:...

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  • A Letter To The Insane Hollywood Bubble People

    kittyluv Feb 21, 2017, 8:56 PM

    George Clooney & Other Hollywood "Celebrities," It’s time to wake up now. Get this! The only reason you exist is for my entertainment. Some of you are beautiful. Some of you can deliver a line with such conviction...

  • Attacking basics

    Abhi_Mary_1997 Feb 20, 2017, 6:42 AM

    Attacking chess is one of the most exciting ,fabulous and aweosme things .There are many players like Bobby Fischer,Michail Tal,Mary gave us alot of nice games which gives us th taste of attacking chess.Here in...

  • Cracking 2000 (USCF): my point d'appui

    Milliern Feb 19, 2017, 9:39 AM

    I’m a little shocked by my recent USCF rating progress.  It’s already been a great past 12 months (2 wins vs NMs in blitz, 1 draw vs a NM in rapid, and a win and a draw vs NMs in the standard control, and one unrated...

  • Improvement for the Intermediate Chess Player

    BulletChessMaster Feb 19, 2017, 7:19 AM

    This blog is dedicated to chess improvement for players on the level of 1400-2000. It's easy to just play blitz games and do nothing else. Believe me, I know... but that stops right here! I began taking the game...

  • 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)....

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