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  • Your Holiday Chess Buying Guide

    Chess sets and equipment make great gifts for the holidays. Studies have shown that playing chess has many benefits, including better memory function, problem-solving skills, creativity, social skills, concentration and more. (10 Big Benefits of P... | Czytaj więcej

  • 5 Things You Need For Real-World Chess

    We already know that you can take Chess.com and its mobile app to play chess anywhere, but sometimes there’s nothing like playing on a real board with real pieces. If you’re lucky, you can try your hand at giant bullet chess, but eve... | Czytaj więcej

  • Snarky Silman Presents: Readers’ Questions

    One The Conflict That Never Was Jeffrey Baffo wrote (on Facebook): “Move First, Think Later. That book creates a major conflict between Jeremy Silman/traditional methods and what Hendriks is saying.” Answer: I’m answering this question ... | Czytaj więcej

  • Building Your Repertoire (A "How-To" Guide)

    There is an old tale that goes something like this: The great Botvinnik (the pioneer of modern opening preparation) was once consulted about opening advice by one of his pupils. "Look at Fischer," the master began, "Fischer plays the same systems ... | Czytaj więcej

  • How USCF Rule 29L1 got Changed

    Alert: If you are interested in how rules get changed and/or tournament pairings get made, this article should prove fairly entertaining. If not, then just skip it, as the story may not be your cup of tea . Our Main Line Chess Club runs ongoing U... | Czytaj więcej

    • Hitting the Books

      Hitting the Books ContextA distinctive element of GM-RAM: Essential Grandmaster Knowledge(2000) draws in some readers and pushes many others away. Rashid Ziyatdinov's book contains diagrams without analysis. The author explains that the book i... | Czytaj więcej

      • Ziryab
      • | 02.01.2016
      • | 429 odsłon
      • | 1 komentarz
    • A Practical Manual For Improving Opening-Middlegame Play

      How does a master think and play after the opening? Does he come up with brand new plans and ideas for every game? A master or a master-caliber player will almost always outplay amateur and club players due to superior knowledge and understanding ... | Czytaj więcej

      • Sadorraski
      • | 17.10.2015
      • | 2067 odsłon
      • | 0 komentarzy
    • The frustrations of ChessBase

      I still have three more games to annotate from the Farewell Bobby Fischer tournament I played in Utah last month, plus another nine games from subsequent tournaments in Idaho and Oregon; however, I haven't posted any of them yet because I don't wa... | Czytaj więcej

    • The Rise and Retirement of a Chess Master

      I don’t recall exactly how I learned to move the chess pieces. Given that I lived in a small suburb of Boston in the late 1970s, I’m sure it was from reading a book in the local library. Around the time I was in fifth grade, my dad saw somethi... | Czytaj więcej

      • BikingBrian
      • | 12.09.2015
      • | 770 odsłon
      • | 5 komentarzy
    • Why I Returned my Chromebook as a Chess Player

      Like many, I was looking to update my old, slow laptop.  I was attracted to the idea of a Chromebook as an inexpensive, but effective choice.  Thank goodness I was able to return it because after a week of using it, I absolutely hated it, especi... | Czytaj więcej

      • lichessclub
      • | 28.08.2015
      • | 725 odsłon
      • | 0 komentarzy