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  • Study Plan for Intermediate Players: The Opening!

    Target Skill Range: Intermediate (Rated 1400-1799) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Extend Your Base Knowledge of "Tournament Openings" Choose and Apply a Consistent Approa... | Leer más

  • Study Plan for Beginners: Bringing it All Together!

    Target Skill Range: Beginner (Rated 1000-1399) Put your skills into practice, and use everything you've learned to win chess games! Tasks: Build Your Concentration and Focus Watch Videos Lectures on Practical Thinking Learn the... | Leer más

  • Study Plan for Beginners: The Opening!

    Target Skill Range: Beginner (Rated 1000-1399) Acquire the knowledge you need to approach the opening with confidence and achieve success! Tasks: Memorize the Principles of the Opening Apply the Principles in Practice Games Learn a Few "... | Leer más

  • Study Plan: Beyond the Basics!

    Target Skill Range: Total Beginner (Rated 0-1000) Improve your chess and learn how to better use Chess.com! Activities: Review the Rules Play Your First Live Games Solve Three Tactics Problems - Using "Tactics Trainer" Start a Turn-ba... | Leer más

  • openings for beginners

    Hi My name is Marc, and I've been playing chess for almost 40 years, and still on the learning curve.  You win some great games and you lose a whole bunch.... I've tried learning all the opening(a few moves) but my opponent knew the opening A ... | Leer más


    • Chess.com needs light version for live chess!

      Dear Chess.com administration!  I didn't play live chess here for 8 month. I promised to quit it here but I changed my mind. I see no improvements of Live Chess at all. It is still too hard for slow connections. Please, take into account my idea... | Leer más

      • Cothurnatus
      • | 14 ene. 2016
      • | 910 vistas
      • | 2 comentarios
    • I vowed to never play online tournaments again!

      I am writing this letter or blog to the many chess clubs that I feel that I let down! I really want you to know that all my intentions was to play the very best that I could play for you! But when my computer failed on me (again) it made me realiz... | Leer más

    • Currently impossible to play live chess here

      I don't understand...I try to play live chess, and for no reason (I have a green bar), suddenly my live chess freezes.  This does NOT happen on Lichess.  I don't understand why this is happening.  Can someone please expound on this? | Leer más

      • BirdBrain
      • | 19 nov. 2015
      • | 861 vistas
      • | 5 comentarios
    • How to Generate a PGN File Containing Game Annotations Within Chess.com

      One of the keys to chess improvement is the habit to analyse your own games (see image, published by Chessbase). Those who do this will sometimes want to share their work with others, or just save it for future reference. The most universal file f... | Leer más

      • Schemato
      • | 17 nov. 2015
      • | 1511 vistas
      • | 3 comentarios
    • 2-SECONDS WIN (help!)

      Hello!  Over on my youtube channel I've posted a new chess video where I play live chess. In the first game I managed to give checkmate just 2 seconds before my time ran out! Have a look at what you see and if you like it please consider subscr... | Leer más

      • nemichelis
      • | 4 nov. 2015
      • | 661 vistas
      • | 0 comentarios


  • En Passant

    • 385 lecturas
    • | 385 lecturas

    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square.  En passant may ... Leer más »

  • Soltis, Andrew

    • 15 lecturas
    • | 15 lecturas

    Andrew (andy) Solits is an American grandmaster.  In 1979, Soltis began writing a monthly column called “Chess to Enjoy” for Chess Life magazine.  It is the longest running column in that magazine.  In 1980, Soltis was awarded the G... Leer más »

  • Mistakes that beginners make

    • 20 lecturas
    • | 20 lecturas

    Somebody once told me that people rated two thousand were horrible chess players.  They are what I would call beginners.  So if your rated two thousand or below (Or above) Don't feel bad!  World champion, Magnus Carleson (2850)  Is no better.... Leer más »

  • Divinsky, Nathan

    • 12 lecturas
    • | 12 lecturas

    Nathan Divinksy (1925-2012) was a Canadian chess master and played in several Canadian chess Olympiads.  He served as assistant dean of science at the University of British Columbia.  His former wife (1972-1983), Kim Campbell, was the 19th P... Leer más »

  • Danish Gambit

    • 13 lecturas
    • | 13 lecturas

    The Danish Gambit is an ultra-agressive opening for white. It is not commonly seen in tournament play since lines have been found to blunt it. It is still occasionally seen in amateur play though. In this gambit white sacks 3 pawns for one, hoping... Leer más »