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  • Master Path Study Plan: The Opening!

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:17 PM

    Target Skill Range: Master Path (Rated 2000-2199) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Learn About Advanced Opening Preparation Expand Your...

  • How Past Masters Can Help Your Game

    IM Silman Jan 21, 2016, 4:42 AM

    I’ve gone out of my way to write articles about the importance of balance; everyone needs both tactical and positional/strategic skills (you also need endgame skills, but at the moment we will concentrate...

  • The Best Game Of Millionaire Chess Contest Winner

    pete Oct 19, 2015, 3:39 AM

    The Millionaire Chess Open concluded last week in Las Vegas with a dramatic win in the open section by world-number-two Hikaru Nakamura, who took home $100,000 as the top prize in the world's richest open chess...

  • The Opening You've Never Heard Of

    GM Gserper Mar 15, 2015, 12:28 PM

    Grandmaster David Bronstein was an excellent chess player, original thinker and a brilliant chess author who produced a number of bestsellers. His most famous chess book is undoubtedly "Zurich 1953." Everyone...

  • America's First Women's Championship Match

    batgirl Aug 23, 2014, 4:42 PM

         American women had been playing chess long before establishment of the USCF in the late 1930s.  In fact, as early as the mid 1890s, an officially conducted match was played between two highly considered lady...

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  • Scotch opening, Arabian mate, and a gambit

    Berkowick Mar 16, 2017, 7:03 PM

    Hello guys, it's me FM(Fm stands for fun master)_Berkowick. Today i'll be telling you about an interesting checkmate, a gambit line good for playing in casual games, and to follow up, some d4(queen's pawn) defenses...

  • Intermediate: A opening, a defense, and a checkmate!

    Berkowick Mar 15, 2017, 9:51 AM

    Hey guys it's me FM_Berkowick (FM stands for Fun master) and today i'll be telling you about 2 openings, 2 defenses against queen's pawn, a tip and a checkmate! First the opening. Name of the opening:  Four Knights...

  • strong openings and defenses that I play! (These won me a tournament!)

    Berkowick Mar 12, 2017, 11:43 AM

    Hi guys, it's me FM_Berkowick(FM stands for fun master) Today I'll be sharing some strong openings and defenses that i play Thank you to magnuts carelson for being a good friend. Fallow him, he's a good chess player! The...

  • Bookmark Smarts.

    brigatine-66 Mar 12, 2017, 8:36 AM

    Hello everyone. I decided to share all of my study bookmarks web site links on my desktop with all of my friends here on chess.com. Showing all the subjects I have studied  over the last four years or so since I...

  • General Ideas in Losing in the Scotch Gambit

    IroZobel Jan 26, 2017, 8:01 AM

    What is your favorite way to lose in the Scotch gambit? In case you have trouble with deciding, let me provide you with a few ideas!   First stop: 4. .. Nf6 or Bc5?   This the first stop of the Scotch Gambit...

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  • 2016 Summer Blowout!

    c3Beatty Nov 12, 2016, 10:11 PM

       On July 5, 2016, the Missouri State University Chess Club started a correspondence match with Team South Africa.  This was only the third match for the MSU Club on Chess.com and they were hoping to preserve their...

  • Utopian Thematic 25 simults starting OCT 31th - learn the openings and enjoy

    why0712 Oct 27, 2016, 4:13 AM

    TU Thematic - Alekhine Defense Serbia-Russia Team 1+ Open 3 days View TU Thematic - Benko Gambit Serbia-Russia Team 1+ Open 3 days View TU Thematic - Bishop's opening Chess School 1+ Open 3 days View TU Thematic...


    why0712 Oct 22, 2016, 9:00 AM

    TU Thematic - Benko Gambit Serbia-Russia Team 1+ Open 3 days View TU Thematic - Bishop's opening Chess School 1+ Open 3 days View TU Thematic - Catalan The White Wolf 1+ Open 3 days View TU Thematic - Caro-Kann:...

  • USA-Russia Double Feature: Americans Win One, Nearly Both

    FM MikeKlein Sep 10, 2016, 1:42 PM

    "Today was more sport than science," GM Magnus Carlsen once said about one of his games. That quote could also apply to the women's match between USA and Russia at the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan. The...

  • Special Request(s) Month (May 2016)

    IMperf_X_ion00 May 11, 2016, 3:35 PM

    Greetings to all members, I want to welcome everyone back following a well deserved SPRING BREAK for our team. As stated in the previous news item “SPRING BREAK- April 2016”, we will be resuming play in May 2016...

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