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  • The Joy Of Reviewing Chess Games

    IM Silman Sep 8, 2016, 12:53 AM

    One of the great joys of chess is to sit back, relax, and review a game filled with subtle maneuvers or insanely wonderful tactics. At times, the game might be a masterpiece. At other times, the game might offer...

  • The Tactical Detector

    GM DanielNaroditsky Aug 30, 2016, 11:43 PM

    Tactics. After thousands of books written on this concept, after the development of several excellent tactical training tools (such as Chess.com's own Tactics Trainer), after the release of countless free engines...

  • Confused Bishops And Drunk Knights

    GM Ginger_GM Jan 12, 2016, 6:02 AM

    Just recently I have become a bit obsessed with strange and peculiar chess moves originating from knights and bishops. In my first article for Chess.com I took a look at what can be called The Nimzowitsch...

  • Targets, Time Pressure, And Reaching Expert

    IM Silman Oct 20, 2015, 3:40 AM

    SPOTTING THE ELUSIVE TARGETS  Chess.com member speedyg2 asked: “I have been reading your book How to Reassess Your Chess 4th Edition and I was wondering if move 23 for White (Rfe1) is following the imbalances. My...

  • What is Hikaru Nakamura's Favorite Food?

    pete Aug 17, 2015, 2:57 AM

    Chess.com recently sent an e-mail survey to its titled players to find out their preferences on a wide variety of subjects, including blitz chess, music, television, schedules, food, and drinks. Some...

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  • Five chess books that have helped me become a Grandmaster

    GM Ginger_GM Mar 1, 2017, 4:29 AM

    I am often asked what chess books really helped me become a much better player. In this blog I am going to share my five most memorable books. Chess books that have helped me on my way to becoming a Grandmaster.  Every...

  • Try this...

    phoenixfiend Feb 1, 2017, 2:25 PM

    Reporter: How was ur reaction to this puzzle, Mister Luster? Mr. Luster: I found it very easy. Reporter: Yet the Gary Kasparov himself had trouble! Mr. Luster (mumble): Well, everything's easy with hints... Reporter:...

  • SCC Insanity 2016

    WCM mkkuhner Jan 4, 2017, 10:16 PM

    The year's-end Insanity tournament is held only rarely, when the stars align, New Years' falls on a weekend, and the TD is willing to stay up all night.  This year's iteration featured three events:  a day-long...

  • A Blunderful New Year

    Martin_Stahl Jan 3, 2017, 3:27 PM

    The mistakes are there, waiting to be made -- Savielly TartakowerWelcome to 2017!   I have been neglecting the blog for a couple of years, so I figured it was well past time to post something new.   A quick update...

  • 3 Best Chess Games For iPhone

    JamesPointon Dec 27, 2016, 4:52 AM

    Chess is an ancient game with a long and interesting history. There’s nothing quite like playing a game of chess on a physical chess board, but in this day and age, chess players want something more. Luckily, there’s...

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  • Chess Week - Overview

    Atomic_Rift Feb 16, 2017, 5:15 PM

    Hello ARC! Atomic_Rift here and today I want to tell you about the upcoming "Chess Week" as I call it. As an online chess club and as your leader, I feel that it is my duty to provide for you not just Team Matches...

  • Nakamura, MVL Among Gibraltar Leaders

    FM MikeKlein Jan 30, 2017, 5:08 PM

    It took a week, but the cream has risen to the top at the 2017 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. Since our last report in round four, some of the pretenders have fallen off after angering the gods of chess. Photo...

  • Chinese New Year Presents 2017: Test Your Trivia 2!

    Lt2Adnan Jan 27, 2017, 12:08 AM

    It's been more than 2 years since I last had a Test your Trivia. But rather than giving the usual puzzles, I decided to try out something new for CNY here: 15 questions (and one bonus puzzle) designed to test your...

  • Carlsen Misses Mate In 3 vs Giri

    PeterDoggers Jan 21, 2017, 1:34 PM

    Today Magnus Carlsen missed a checkmate versus Anish Giri, and with it, a great opportunity to move to "plus three." Wesley So drew his game as well and continues to lead the masters section. It's quite...

  • October News Letter

    njacobson Nov 4, 2016, 1:19 PM

    Hello there! This is you monthly news letter! First of I will would like to mention/welcome some of our newest members.(the ones who joined in October)  Please welcome: 1. Stance2016 2. Roheryn 3. mmgchess 4.SpeedyBulletChess New...

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