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  • The 14 Most Amazing World Championship Blunders

    Magnus Carlsen won the 2014 world championship match in game 11 today to defend his title.  But the sixth game of the Carlsen-Anand match made waves around the world.   Some chess journalists rushed to christen the astonishing m... | Bővebben

  • Bobby Fischer's Beautiful Bishops

    Bobby Fischer was one of the most well-rounded players in history. He was at once a tactical wizard and a positional genius, a theoretical expert and a peerless endgame player. He was essentially unbeatable in match play largely because his oppo... | Bővebben

  • Ryan Wins Pandolfini's Class Chess Tournament

    Professor: Well class, it's all over. Zephyr: You mean life itself? Professor: No, just the class tournament. Zephyr: Oh that. Hale: I thought it was a pretty good event. Professor: In fact, let's give a big hand to our new class champio... | Bővebben

  • All About Mary

          Mary Weiser Bain always seemed to have gotten lost in the shadows of Mona May Karff and Gisela Gresser.  But this pioneer of women's chess in the United States played no less a role.  While Gresser was home-grown, Mary Bain was born in... | Bővebben

  • Play Magnus App Review

    Review by Christine VanCott Play Magnus is a free chess smartphone app available for Apple iOS (and recently) Android. It includes 99 game levels, training videos, and an interactive tournament feature. The app runs quickly ... | Bővebben

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 10

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 year... | Bővebben

  • The Master’s Bulletin, November 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Gelfand the Great There was one top GM who played the Baku Grand Prix, the Tashkent Grand Prix ánd the Petrosian Memorial (Novemb... | Bővebben

  • The All-Time World Chess Champion Bracket: Elite 8

    Who is the strongest world chess champion ever? As Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand battle it out for the 2014 world chess championship in Sochi, the All-Time World Chess Championship Tournament continues here on Chess.com.  After an e... | Bővebben

  • The Secret Weapon Of Super Grandmasters, Part 2

    In the first part of this article,  we discussed how Alexey Shirov discovered a beautiful idea during a postmortem analysis of his game vs. GM Azmaiparashvili. Unexpectedly, he got a chance to use a similar idea in the last round of the sam... | Bővebben

  • How To Save Yourself With Stalemate

    In online blitz chess (and especially in bullet), resignation is largely frowned upon. Indeed, with so little time remaining, there is always a possibility that your opponent will make a disastrous blunder, an unfortunate mouse slip, or &mdas... | Bővebben

  • Pandolfini's Class Chess Tournament

    Professor: Welcome, class. I hope you've all survived the first four rounds of the class tournament. Zephyr: Wei certainly has. Lucian: Yeah, he's in first. Professor: Yes he is, and he's played fairly well. Thomas: But there still are thr... | Bővebben

  • Clash of Champions Finale: Carlsen vs. Anand

    After winning the Mexico City tournament in 2007, Viswanathan Anand had become the world champion. Anand defended his title for a first time by defeating Vladimir Kramnik in the 2008 match held in Bonn, Germany, He again defende... | Bővebben

  • Chess.com University's Prodigy Program - Final Details and Announcements

    This is a fully detailed article regarding Chess.com University's Prodigy Program. Please read this post in its entirety whether you have already registered for the Prodigy Program or are reading about it for the first time. Want your child to... | Bővebben

  • Vietnamese IGM won the First Saturday Budapest November GM-section

    IGM Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy won the GM-section, 1st-11th November 2014 in Budapest. The next tournament will be from 6th until 17th December here.  www.firstsaturday.hu IO Nagy Laszlo | Bővebben

  • How to play like a tactical chess genius (and stop dropping pieces!)

    It is so simple and yet so hard. If you tattoo the following concepts onto your brain you will play strong chess.   When the forces clash always first consider the following concepts: Checkmates Checks Mate Threats Only once this is done con... | Bővebben

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 9

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 year... | Bővebben

  • The All-Time World Chess Champion Bracket

    Who is the best chess player of all time? Today, World Champion Magnus Carlsen leads Vishy Anand 1.5-0.5 after two games at the world chess championship in Sochi, Russia. Carlsen is the 16th classical world chess champion — mor... | Bővebben

  • The Secret Weapon Of Super Grandmasters

    The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer once said: "Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first it is ridiculed; in the second it is opposed; in the third it is regarded as self-evident." There are ... | Bővebben

  • Perseverance

    © 2014, José Diaz   Links Interview with José Diaz José Diaz Official Website | Bővebben

  • How Fabiano Caruana Wins

    In his excellent 1995 work Winning Chess Brilliancies (part of the acclaimed Winning Chess series), GM Yasser Seirawan developed a novel analytical method: he literally broke every game down into its three stages, separately analyzing the open... | Bővebben

  • Can You Mate in 4 or More?

    Professor: Good afternoon, class. A congenial, but less than enthusiastic response was detectable. Professor: The class tournament is coming up, and so I've invited an eighth member to join our group. Lucian: The tournament starts this weekend,... | Bővebben

  • Chess is 99% tactics

    Today, I want to show some great tactics. Tactics was always nice, because normally, who have more material, wins. But sometimes, the player with more material lose. Firstly, I want to show a well-known Lilienthal-Capablanca, where white sacrifice... | Bővebben

  • How Do I Get That 1800 Into A Fried Liver?

    "Is the Fried Liver Attack good to play against players rated 1800-2000?" This was one of the questions in this month's Chess.com TV show "Q&A with Coach Heisman. My answer: "Well, yes, but that's not the problem (and I get a similar question... | Bővebben

  • Clash of Champions: Anand vs. Kramnik

    After defeating Veselin Topalov in their 2006 match, Vladimir Kramnik was officially the undisputed world champion -- although he had been largely regarded as such since his 2000 match victory over Garry Kasparov. In 2007, a round robin tourname... | Bővebben

  • Move by Move improving positional play

    This is another issue of Move by Move Chess Improvement. To join the group and get your game analyzed, see here Move by Move Chess Improvement I would like to thank Kancil660 for submitting this game! Now let's begin: What happens if Black ... | Bővebben

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