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Popular Chess Variants - Rules and Explanations
A list of popular chess variants, with basic explanations of their rules of play.

Bobby Fischer's Most Incredible Moments
These are the most impressive and incredible feats from the legendary career of Bobby Fischer.

Chess on Ice
During the Olympics, you may hear curling referred to as chess on ice. Find out why it has this name and what it shares with the ancient board game.

Cheating in Chess
A look at the many ways in which players have tried to cheat at chess.

Top Five Chess Players: The 1800s
The 19th century was filled with number of great players. Here's a look at five of the greatest players of the 1800s!

Fantasy Chess Leagues
Fantasy chess can provide the same kind of fun for chess fans as fantasy football and baseball do for sports fans.

5 Best American Chess Players
A look at the five best chess players in history from the United States, as chosen by About.com readers.

How to Read and Write Algebraic Chess Notation
Learn how to read and write algebraic chess notation.

Sonneborn-Berger Tiebreaks
An explanation of how Sonneborn-Berger tiebreakers are calculated.

Ten of the Most Famous Chess Games Ever Played
A list of ten of the most famous games played in the history of chess.

Chess History
Chess has a long history spanning over 1500 years. Learn about the origins of chess, where chess was invented, and how chess has changed over the last millennium.

Caruana Wins 2016 US Chess Championship
The 2016 US Chess Championships saw two new winners, as well as an exciting blitz event that featured Garry Kasparov.

Touch-Move Rule Details and Tips
Understanding the Touch-Move rule in chess.

Common Mistakes in Setting Up a Chess Board
A few common errors players make when setting up a chessboard for the first time.

Should You Bring Your Queen Out Early?
A look at why it's usually incorrect to move your queen early in the opening - and when that rule should be ignored.

Most Popular Unusual Chess Openings
A guide to some of the most common unorthodox chess openings.

10 Chess Openings You Should Learn
Learn about the most common chess openings in the game of chess.

Rapid Chess Game Definition
Chess games which are longer than blitz games, but shorter than standard tournament games. A typical time control for a rapid game might be 25 minutes for each player.

What are Speed, Blitz, and Bullet Chess?
An overview of blitz and bullet, two forms of speed chess.

Quick on the Draw: Rapid Chess Overview
An overview of rapid chess, an increasingly popular format for chess tournaments.

Chessboxing History and Rules
A page about chessboxing, a hybrid sport that has recently gained some popularity

Understanding the Rules of Bughouse Chess
Learn the rules of bughouse chess, a popular form of team chess.

The Link Between Chess and Poker
An article about the similarities between chess and poker.

Toiletgate (2006 World Chess Championship): Overview
An overview of the infamous Toiletgate incident during the 2006 World Chess Championship match between Vladimir Kramnik and Veselin Topalov.

The Chess-as-a-Sport Debate
Is chess a sport? Here's a look at both sides of this classic debate.

Five Great Movies About Chess
A list of five excellent chess movies that any fan of the game should check out.

Caro-Kann Defense - Classical Variation - Chess Openings
The Classical Variation of the Caro-Kann Defense

Caro-Kann Defense - Chess Openings
The starting position of the Caro-Kann Defense, a popular chess opening, as well as a look at a few common lines that may occur from this opening.

Caro-Kann Defense - Main Position of the Caro-Kann - Starting Position of the Caro-Kann
The main position of the Caro-Kann Defense.

Caro-Kann Defense - Caro-Kann Exchange Variation
The Exchange Variation of the Caro-Kann Defense.

Caro-Kann Defense - Panov-Botvinnik Attack - Chess Openings
The Panov-Botvinnik Attack in the Caro-Kann Defense.

Caro-Kann Defense - Advance Variation
The Advance Variation of the Caro-Kann.

Caro-Kann Defense - Main Line - Chess Openings
The Main Line of the Caro-Kann Defense.

Chess: The Musical - With Plot Summary
A discussion of the musical Chess, a musical that has remained popular for nearly 30 years.

Suicide Chess - Rules and Strategy
An article describing how to play suicide chess, along with some basic strategy to employ when playing suicide chess.

Understanding Chess Titles (Class, Master and FIDE)
An overview of the different titles awarded by national and international chess federations.

Chess - Types of Draws in Chess
A description of the various types of outcomes that can result in a drawn game of chess.

1. b4 Theory and Practice of the Sokolsky Opening
A review of 1. b4: Theory & Practice of the Sokolsky Opening by Jerzy Konikowski and Marek Soszynski.

Chess960 - Rules of Chess960 - Fischer Random Chess
A short article about Chess960, also known as Fischer Random Chess or Shuffle Chess.

Ten Potential Venues for the 2016 World Chess Championship
The 2016 World Chess Championship will take place in New York City, and we have a few suggested venues.

Today's Best Chess Players
A guide to the best chess players today, including the top chess players in the world.

List of the World Chess Champions - About.com
A list of the world chess champions throughout chess history.

World Chess Championship - The History of the World Chess Championship
A brief history of the World Chess Championship.

A Guide to the Rules of Chess
Learn the basic rules of chess. Discusses how to play chess and provides all the information needed to play your first game.

Learn How to Play Chess - Learning the Game of Chess
A complete guide on how to play chess, including the basic rules of chess.

Comparing Internet Chess Servers
A look at what each of the three major online chess servers has to offer.

World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand
A look at the career of Viswanathan Anand, World Chess Champion.

2014 World Chess Championship
A guide to the 2014 World Chess Championship cycle, including the World Championship rematch between Anand and Carlsen.

What Is a Chess Rating?
Learn what chess ratings are, and how to earn a chess rating.

The Relative Value of Chess Pieces - Strategy and Tactics
Learn how much each piece is worth in chess, from the pawn to the queen and king.

Time Management - Time Management in Chess
Learn how to better manage your time during a chess game. Time management is an important, but often overlooked, chess skill.

Chess Books and Equipment
Thousands of chess books exist, covering every chess topic you might be interested in. Find out which chess books are worth your time and which ones to skip. Check out the latest in chess sets, boards and clocks too.

Chess Communities and Organizations
From your local chess club to FIDE (the International Chess Federation), organized chess exists everywhere. Being part of the chess community can be a rewarding experience - learn how to get involved and meet other chess enthusiasts around the world!

Chess in the Arts
Chess has a popular subject in art, literature, film and theater for centuries. If you're looking to enjoy chess away from the board, there's plenty more to see in chess movies, chess books and chess art.

Chess Variants
With a game as popular and old as chess, it's not surprising that variations on the rules exist. From bughouse to Chess960, chess variants add new twists to a classic game.

Computers in Chess
Computers have had a profound influence on chess. Chess engines like Fritz and Rybka have become stronger players than even the best humans, while other computer programs have made chess training and learning easier than ever.

Famous Chess Players
Throughout the history of chess, great players have risen above the competition to become legends. From Paul Morphy, to Bobby Fischer, to Garry Kasparov, each has their own story, style and personality.

Famous Games of Chess
Countless millions of chess games have been played, but only a few are known throughout the chess world for their brilliance. Play through the most famous games ever played, including the Evergreen Game, the Immortal Game, and The Game of the Century.

Glossary of Chess Terms
The chess community uses a lot of slang and jargon that can make learning the game much harder. If you're confused about a word or phrase you've seen in an article, check our list of chess terms.

Openings
A guide to the opening stage of chess. Learn about the different attacks, defenses and gambits that have been developed throughout chess history.

Improve Your Chess
Are you ready to go beyond the basics? Learn about chess strategy, tactics, openings and endgames. Get lessons on how to improve your game from expert players and trainers.

Playing Chess Online
The Internet has made it possible to play chess online with thousands of people around the world at a moment's notice. There are sites where you can play with grandmasters, while others are geared for beginners and casual play. Playing online chess is as simple as a few clicks of the mouse - and there's always a board open.

Top Five Chess Players: 1900-1909
These five players were at the top of chess at the start of the 20th century.

Should I Trade Pieces?
A look at the factors you should consider when deciding whether or not to trade pieces in a chess game.

Ten Basic Checkmates to Know: Morphy's Mate
From a guide to ten basic checkmates that every chess player should know, here is an overview of Morphy's Mate checkmate pattern.

Ten Basic Checkmates to Know - Basic Chess Checkmates
A guide to ten basic checkmates that every chess player should know, presented as a series of mate-in-one problems.

Guide to 10 Basic Checkmates You Should Know
A guide to ten basic checkmates that every chess player should know, presented as a series of mate-in-one problems.

The King
How the king moves in chess.

The Pawn
How the pawn moves in chess.

Ten Basic Checkmates to Know - Back Rank Mate
A guide to ten basic checkmates that every chess player should know, presented as a series of mate-in-one problems.

Ten Basic Checkmates to Know: Queen and Knight
From a guide to ten basic checkmates that every chess player should know, here is an overview of the queen and knight checkmate pattern.

Every Move Explained - Morphy's Opera House Game - Every Move of a Chess Game Explained
Paul Morphy's famous Opera House Game is presented, with each move by each side explained.

Every Move Explained - Morphy's Opera House Game - Every Move of a Chess Game Explained
Paul Morphy's famous Opera House Game is presented, with each move by each side explained.

Every Move Explained - Morphy's Opera House Game - Every Move of a Chess Game Explained
Paul Morphy's famous Opera House Game is presented, with each move by each side explained.

Every Move Explained - Morphy's Opera House Game - Every Move of a Chess Game Explained
Paul Morphy's famous Opera House Game is presented, with each move by each side explained.

Every Move Explained - Morphy's Opera House Game - Every Move of a Chess Game Explained
Paul Morphy's famous Opera House Game is presented, with each move by each side explained.

How to Use the Bishop - Basics of Chess Strategy - Bishops
Learn how to use the bishop in chess. Improve your chess strategy with this tutorial on bishops.

Every Move Explained: Morphy's Opera House Game (1858)
Paul Morphy's most famous game wasn't from a tournament or match, but rather an offhand casual game at an opera house.

Every Move Explained - Morphy's Opera House Game - Every Move of a Chess Game Explained
Paul Morphy's famous Opera House Game is presented, with each move by each side explained.

Five Ways to Improve Your Chess Playing
Learn the five best ways for novice chess players to improve their chess.

Chess Tactics and Strategy - How to Play Chess
A guide to the tactics and strategy of chess. Learn about chess tactics, chess strategies, openings and endgames.

Chess Basics - How to Play Chess - Learn to Play Chess
A guide to chess basics and how to play chess.

Chess Openings - Basic Principles of Chess Openings - King Safety
A discussion about king safety, one of the basic principles of chess openings.

Chess Openings - Basic Principles of Chess Openings - Castling
A discussion about castling, one of the basic principles of chess openings.

Basic Principles of Chess Openings - Development
A discussion about development, one of the basic principles of chess openings.

Chess Tactics - Basic Tactical Motifs
A guide to basic chess tactics, including forks, pins and skewers.

Basic Rules of Tournament Chess
Before you play in your first tournament, learn some of the most important rules in competitive chess.

How to Play Chess – Chess Strategy and Rules
Everything you need to learn how to play chess. Get Expert advice on chess strategy, tactics and rules from Edward Scimia.

Tips on How to Avoid Blunders in Chess
How to cut down on the number of blunders you make during your chess games.

Fool's Mate - The Fastest Checkmate in Chess
A move by move guide to the fastest checkmate in chess, the Fool's Mate.

Fool's Mate -- The Fastest Checkmate in Chess
A move by move guide to the fastest checkmate in chess, the Fool's Mate.

Fool's Mate -- The Fastest Checkmate in Chess
A move by move guide to the fastest checkmate in chess, the Fool's Mate.

Fool's Mate -- The Fastest Checkmate in Chess
A move by move guide to the fastest checkmate in chess, the Fool's Mate.

Tips for Beginners
Learning the rules is only the first step towards becoming a good chess player. If you've a beginner who has mastered the rules of chess and wants to take the first steps towards becoming a stronger player, it's time to learn the fundamentals of chess strategy.

Five Great Chess Channels on YouTube
A look at some of the best chess channels on YouTube.

Six Free Online Chess Resources - Best Free Online Chess Resources
A list of the best free chess resources you can find online.

Choosing an Opening Repertoire for Beginners
Tips for how to choose an opening repertoire for the novice chess player.

How to Use the Bishop - Basics of Chess Strategy
Learn how to use the bishop in chess. Improve your chess strategy with this tutorial on bishops.

How to Use the Bishop - Basics of Chess Strategy - Bishops
Learn how to use the bishop in chess. Improve your chess strategy with this tutorial on bishops.

How to Use the Bishop - Basics of Chess Strategy - Bishops
Learn how to use the bishop in chess. Improve your chess strategy with this tutorial on bishops.

How to Use the Bishop - Basics of Chess Strategy - Bishops
Learn how to use the bishop in chess. Improve your chess strategy with this tutorial on bishops.

How to Use the Bishop - Basics of Chess Strategy - Bishops
Learn how to use the bishop in chess. Improve your chess strategy with this tutorial on bishops.

Basic Chess Tactics -- Forks
A guide to the fork, a basic chess tactic.

Basic Chess Tactics -- Pins
A guide to pins, one of the basic chess tactics.

Basic Chess Tactics: Skewers
A guide to the skewer, a basic chess tactic.

How to Introduce a Friend to Chess
Learn how to teach a friend to play chess without turning them away from the game.

Maurice Ashley Chess Video Goes Viral
Grandmaster Maurice Ashley surprises a chess hustler in Washington Square Park in a video that went viral in February 2016.

World Chess Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Class
Three new names were inducted into the World Chess Hall of Fame in 2016.

Previewing the 2016 Women's World Chess Championship
Hou Yifan and Mariya Muzychuk will compete in the 2016 Women's World Championship match.

Google Creates Professional Level Computer Go Program
Google has created a computer Go program that can go toe-to-toe with the top human players in the world.

Saudi Arabian Cleric Issues Anti-Chess Fatwa
Is chess banned in Saudi Arabia? We look at the practical effects of a recent fatwa.

Magnus Carlsen Wins Fifth Wijk aan Zee Title
Magnus Carlsen finished a point ahead of his nearest competitors to win the 2016 Tata Steel Chess Tournament.

The Top Chess Events of 2016
The 2016 chess calendar is filled with major events featuring the world's top players.

Searching for Bobby Fischer - The Film and Book
An overview of the film Searching for Bobby Fischer, along with information on the book, and how the two differ.

Top 10 Chess Players Who Never Won a World Championship
A list of the top ten chess players who came up just short in their bids for the world chess championship.

Kasparov vs. Deep Blue - Matches between Garry Kasparov and Deep Blue
A summary of the two famous matches played between Garry Kasparov and IBM's supercomputer, Deep Blue.

Every Move Explained - Morphy's Opera House Game - Every Move of a Chess Game Explained
Paul Morphy's famous Opera House Game is presented, with each move by each side explained.

Every Move Explained - Morphy's Opera House Game - Every Move of a Chess Game Explained
Paul Morphy's famous Opera House Game is presented, with each move by each side explained.

Chess Openings - Basic Principles of Chess Openings - Freedom
A discussion about freedom, one of the basic principles of chess openings.

Basic Principles of Chess Openings - Control the Center
Learn the basic principles of playing chess openings properly with this step-by-step tutorial. Learn basic techniques and more.

Silman's Seven Imbalances in Chess
A look at Jeremy Silman's seven imbalances, and how they can help you form plans and select moves in chess.

Special Rules - Castling, Promotion and En Passant
A quick guide to the chess rules that cause new players the most trouble: castling, promotion and en passant.

Pawn Promotion
A guide to promoting pawns when they reach the end of the board.

En Passant Special Rule in Chess
A guide to the special pawn move, en passant. Page 3.

Using a Chess Computer to Improve Your Chess
A guide to using a computer chess engine to improve your own chess game.

Magnus Carlsen Wins 2015 Qatar Masters Open
Magnus Carlsen won the 2015 Qatar Masters Open, one of the strongest open chess tournaments ever played.

Magnus Carlsen Wins 2015 London Chess Classic
Magnus Carlsen won the 2015 London Chess Classic after tiebreaks, a victory that also earned him first place in the year's Grand Chess Tour.

Five Surprising Moments from 2015
A list of five of the most surprising moments in the world of chess during 2015.

Starting Position of the Italian Game in Chess
A description and guide to the common openings lines which can be reached from the Italian Game.

Italian Game: Hungarian Defense
A guie to the Hungarian Defense, a variation of the Italian Game.

Chess Openings: Italian Game -- Two Knights Defense
The Two Knights Defense, a chess opening variation within the Italian Game.

Chess Openings: Italian Game -- Two Knights Defense -- Traxler Variation
The Traxler Variation in the Two Knights Defense, a chess opening variation in the Italian Game.

Chess Openings: Two Knights Defense -- Fried Liver Attack
The Fried Liver Attack, an chess opening variation in the Two Knights Defense.

Chess Openings: Italian Game -- Giuoco Piano
The Giuoco Piano chess opening, a sub-variation of the Italian Game.

Chess Openings: Giuoco Piano -- Main Line
The main line of the Giuoco Piano chess opening.

Chess Openings: Italian Game -- Giuoco Pianissimo
The Giuoco Pianissimo chess opening, a variation in the Italian Game.

Chess Openings: Italian Game -- Giuoco Piano -- Evans Gambit
The Evans Gambit, a chess opening variation in the Giuoco Piano.

Candidate Moves - Candidate Moves in Chess
Learn what a candidate move is, and how candidate moves can help you improve your chess.

When to Castle in Chess
A quick guide to choosing when and where to castle during a chess game.

Correspondence Chess - A Guide to Correspondence Chess
A short description of correspondence chess, a form of chess traditionally played by post.

How to Set Up a Chess Board - Introduction: The Board
How to correctly place the board and pieces at the start of a chess game.

Placing the Rooks
How to correctly place the rooks at the start of a chess game.

Placing the Knights
Where to put the knights at the start of a chess game.

Placing the Bishops
How to place the bishops at the beginning of a chess game.

Placing the Queens - How to Set Up a Chess Board
How to place the queen at the start of a chess game. Page 5.

Placing the Kings - How to Set Up a Chess Board
Where to put the kings at the start of a chess game. Page 6.

Placing the Pawns
Where the pawns go at the start of a chess game.

French Defense - French Advance - Advance Variation
The Advance Variation of the French Defense.

French Defense - Winawer Variation - French Winawer
The Winawer Variation of the French Defense.

French Defense in Chess
The starting position of the French Defense, a chess opening.

French Defense - French Exchange
The exchange variation of the French defense, also known as the French Exchange.

French Defense - Tarrasch Variation - French Tarrasch
The Tarrasch Variation of the French Defense.

French Defense - Rubinstein Variation
The Rubinstein Variation of the French Defense.

French Defense - Classical Variation - French Classical
The Classical Variation of the French Defense.

Basic Pawn Endgames - How to Play Pawn Endgames
The rule of the square is explained as it relates to basic pawn endgames.

Basic King and Pawn vs. King Endgame - Basic Pawn Endgames
An explanation of the basic king and pawn vs. king endgame.

King in Front of Pawn - King and Pawn vs. King - Basic Pawn Endgames
A discussion on a basic king and pawn vs. king endgame, when the attacking king is in front of his pawn.

King in Front of Pawn - King and Pawn vs. King - Basic Pawn Endgames
A discussion on a basic king and pawn vs. king endgame, when the attacking king is in front of his pawn and the pawn has advanced to the 5th rank.

Top Ten Chess Gift Ideas for the Holidays
A look at some of the best Christmas and holiday gift ideas for the chess players in your life.

Illustrated Guide to the Chess Pieces
The first step towards playing chess is learning how each piece moves. Each of the six pieces moves differently, and this guide will help you understand how to use each one.

Capturing
How to capture pieces in chess.

The Bishop
How the bishop moves in chess.

The Queen
How the queen moves in chess.

The Knight
How the knight moves. Chess.

The Knight - Jumping
How the knight leaps other pieces.

The Top Five Chess Stories of 2015
These five stories are the ones chess fans should remember from 2015.

Fabiano Caruana Wins Showdown in St. Louis
Fabiano Caruana and Hou Yifan won their matches at the 2015 Showdown in St. Louis.

Russia Dominates at European Team Chess Championships
Russia won both the open and women's sections of the 2015 European Team Chess Championship.

2015 London Chess Classic Features Strong Field
The 2015 London Chess Classic carries added weight thanks to its place as the final event in the Grand Chess Tour.

Team Chess - About Team Chess
Learn all about team chess, in which teams of chess players compete against each other.

Chess for Android Devices - Android Chess Apps
A look at several ways to play chess on your Android device.

Kindle Chess Books - Five Chess Books for the Kindle
Looking for a good chess book for your Kindle? Here are five recommendations.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was hit with sanctions by the US Treasury Department for allegedly providing material assistance to the Syrian government.

The Top Speed Chess Players in the World
These chess players are the best when it comes to games played in a matter of minutes.

Millionaire Chess
The Millionaire Chess Open takes place in Las Vegas each October, offering $1 million in prizes to players in several sections.

2015 World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championship
The 2015 World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship took place in Berlin, Germany, during October.

Ten Great Chess Quotes
Ten of the best quotes about chess, with discussion on what they mean for your chess game.

History of Chess, Part One - Early Chess History
The first article in a series on the history of chess, covering the games that led to the current rules of modern chess.

Can I Checkmate With These Pieces?
A list of the pieces with which a player can or cannot checkmate an enemy king.

US Chess Champions - List of US Chess Championship Winners - American Chess Champions
A list of the US Chess Champions throughout history, including the winner of each US Chess Championship.

Taking Your Child to Their First Chess Tournament - Scholastic Chess Tournaments
Learn the basics that every parent should know before taking their child to their first chess tournament.

The Clock as a Weapon in Blitz Chess
A look at how the clock can be used as a weapon in speed chess.

First Move Advantage in Chess
A discussion of the advantage of moving first in chess.

Chess and Go - Differences Between Chess and Go
A look at the differences between two of the world's oldest games of strategy: chess and Go.

World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov
A profile of chess player and former world chess champion Anatoly Karpov.

Showdown in St. Louis
Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana will meet in an exhibition chess match in St. Louis in November 2015.

Chess Endgames - Checkmating with a King and Queen
Learn how to checkmate with a king and a queen, one of the most basic endgame checkmates in chess.

Checkmate With King and Queen -- Further Limit the Enemy King
How to checkmate with a king and queen vs. a king in chess.

Checkmate With King and Queen -- A Stalemate Threat
How to checkmate with a king and queen vs. a king in chess.

Checkmate With King and Queen -- Another Stalemate
How to checkmate with a king and queen vs. a king in chess.

Checkmate with King and Queen -- Limit the King's Mobility
Learn how to checkmate with king and queen vs. king.

Checkmate With King and Queen -- Push the King to an Edge
How to checkmate with a king and queen vs. a king in chess.

Checkmate With King and Queen -- Place the Queen on the Second Line
How to checkmate with a king and queen vs. a king in chess.

Checkmate With King and Queen -- Use the King
How to checkmate with a king and queen vs. a king in chess.

Checkmate With King and Queen -- Preparing the Checkmate
How to checkmate with a king and queen vs. a king in chess.

Checkmate With King and Queen -- Checkmate
How to checkmate with a king and queen vs. a king in chess.

Starting Position in the Ruy Lopez Chess Opening
Some of the most common variations in the Ruy Lopez opening.

Ruy Lopez - Marshall Attack
The Marshall Attack in the Ruy Lopez opening.

Berlin Defense
The Berlin Defense in the Ruy Lopez.

Ruy Lopez -- Steinitz Defense
The Steinitz Defense in the Ruy Lopez opening.

Ruy Lopez - Bird Defense
The Bird Defense in the Ruy Lopez opening.

Ruy Lopez: Schliemann Defense
The Schliemann Defense in the Ruy Lopez opening.

Ruy Lopez -- Morphy Defense
The Morphy Defense in the Ruy Lopez opening.

Ruy Lopez -- Exchange Variation
The Exchange Variation of the Ruy Lopez opening.

Ruy Lopez -- Closed Variation
The Closed Variation of the Ruy Lopez.

Ruy Lopez -- Open Variation
The Open Variation of the Ruy Lopez opening.

USSR vs. The Rest of the World 1970
In 1970, the USSR took on The Rest of the World in an extraordinary chess match.

Knights vs. Bishops in Chess
A look at how knights and bishops stack up in chess.

Chess DVD Review - Viswanathan Anand - My Career (Volumes 1 + 2)
A review of the ChessBase DVDs

Best French Chess Players – 5 Best French Chess Players
A list of the best French chess players of all time, as voted by About Chess readers.

Review: Pawn Sacrifice
Tobey Maguire stars as Bobby Fischer in the biopic

Top Five Chess Books: Tactics
A look at five great books on the subject of chess tactics.

Top Five Chess Books: Openings
A look at the best chess books on the opening.

Top Five Chess Books: Intermediate Improvement
A list of five books that will help beginners advance to the intermediate level.

2015 Chess World Cup Preview
The 2015 Chess World Cup will qualify two players for the 2016 Candidates Tournament.

Celebrity Chess Players - Celebrities Who Play Chess
A page listing some of the most famous celebrities to have played the game of chess.

Paul Morphy
Paul Morphy is widely considered the greatest chess player of his era, and is often referred to as an unofficial World Champion.

Levon Aronian Wins 2015 Sinquefield Cup
Levon Aronian won the 2015 Sinquefield Cup chess tournament, the second event of the 2015 Grand Chess Tour.

Five Board Games for Chess Players
Five modern abstract board games that chess players might also enjoy.

CNN Interviews Hikaru Nakamura
Hikaru Nakamura gave an extensive interview to CNN about his chess career and his other interests.

Magnus Carlsen Proposes Changes to World Chess Championship
Magnus Carlsen has proposed sweeping changes to how chess determines a World Champion.

Chess Denied for the 2020 Olympics
Chess won't be making an appearance in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

2015 Sinquefield Cup Preview
The 2015 Sinquefield Cup features 10 of the world's top chess players competing in St. Louis.

Interzonal Tournaments
Interzonals were used to qualify players for the Candidates Tournament in the World Chess Championship system.

2014 U.S. Chess Championship
The 2014 U.S. Chess Championship saw two dramatic tiebreakers before champions were determined.

Evgeny Sveshnikov
Evgeny Sveshnikov created one of the most influential opening systems still played today.

2014 Sinquefield Cup Preview
The 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be one of the year's strongest chess events.

The Turk: A Chess Playing Machine
The Turk was a chess machine that captivated audiences in Europe in the United States around 200 years ago.

China Dominates Matches Vs. Russia
China scored decisive wins in two international chess matches against Russia this month.

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Wins 2015 Biel Chess Festival
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the 2015 Biel International Chess Festival, the third consecutive year he has done so.

Russia-China Match Features Unique Knockout Format
An interesting new team knockout format is being tried in a chess match between Russia and China.

A Proposal to Reduce Draws in Correspondence Chess
Arno Nickel has proposed that some draws be worth more points than others in correspondence chess.

Walter Browne:1949-2015
American chess grandmaster Walter Browne died in his sleep at the age of 66.

Chess Diving Takes Chess Underwater
Diving Chess is a relatively new chess variant that requires players to hold their breath underwater while considering their moves.

Brigitta Sinka Sets Career Chess Simul Record
Brigitta Sinka set a new world record by playing more games in simultaneous exhibitions than any chess player in history.

SecretChess Review
SecretChess is a chess variant in which you can rarely be sure of exactly where your opponent moved.

Topalov Dominates, Carlsen Struggles at 2015 Norway Chess
Veselin Topalov won the 2015 Norway Chess tournament, while Magnus Carlsen uncharacteristically struggled throughout the event.

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Evans Gambit
A look at the Evans Gambit, a chess opening.

Evans Gambit
A look at the Evans Gambit, a chess opening.

Evans Gambit
A look at the Evans Gambit, a chess opening.

Evans Gambit
A look at the Evans Gambit, a chess opening.

Evans Gambit
A look at the Evans Gambit, a chess opening.

Evans Gambit
A look at the Evans Gambit, a chess opening.

Evans Gambit
A look at the Evans Gambit, a chess opening.

Evans Gambit
A look at the Evans Gambit, a chess opening.

Evans Gambit
A look at the Evans Gambit, a chess opening.

2016 Candidates Tournament
The 2016 Candidates Tournament will determine the next challenger for the World Chess Championship.

Cheating Suspicions at European Women's Championship
A stronger than expected performance by one player led to cheating accusations, though without any proof, at the European Women's Chess Championships.

Carlsen Puts on Blindfolded Exhibition in New York
Magnus Carlsen played a blindfolded blitz simul against three opponents at a New York conference.

Three Share First in Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix
Dmitry Jakovenko, Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana shared first place at the final stop on the 2014-2015 FIDE Grand Prix.

Fabiano Caruana Plans to Rejoin US Chess
Fabiano Caruana announced his intention to rejoin the United States Chess Federation in May 2015.

Hikaru Nakamura - Profile of Famous Chess Player Hikaru Nakamura
A profile of American chess grandmaster and famous chess player, Hikaru Nakamura.

Mariya Muzychuk Wins 2015 Women's World Chess Championship
Mariya Muzychuk won the 2015 Women's World Chess Championship tournament.

China Wins 2015 World Team Chess Championship
China won the 2015 World Team Chess Championship, with Ukraine and Armenia winning the bronze and silver medals.

2015 Vugar Gashimov Memorial (Shamkir)
Magnus Carlsen won the 2015 Vugar Gashimov Memorial, putting in one of the best tournament performances of his career in the process.

Grand Chess Tour 2015
The Grand Chess Tour will bring special attention to three top chess events in 2015.

Battle of the Legends: Kasparov vs. Short
Garry Kasparov defeated Nigel Short in the Battle of the Legends chess exhibition.

Nakamura, Krush Win 2015 US Chess Championships
Hikaru Nakamura and Irina Krush won the 2015 US Chess Championship titles.

Georgian Grandmaster Accused of Cheating at Dubai Open
Gaioz Nigalidze was disqualified for cheating at the 2015 Dubai Open.

2015 FIDE World Team Championship
The 2015 World Team Chess Championship will take place in Armenia.

Profile of Wesley So
Wesley So is one of the top chess players in the world.

Webster Wins 2015 President's Cup
Webster University won the President's Cup of chess for the third consecutive year.

2015 US Chess Championship Preview
The 2015 US Chess Championship has one of the strongest fields in the history of the event.

Are Foreign Grandmasters Being Recruited for Team USA?
Reports that the USA is recruiting foreign grandmasters for international competition may not be telling the whole story.

Live Streaming Chess on Twitch
Twitch.tv has several channels devoted to live streaming chess action.

Chessmaster Series
Chessmaster was the most popular series of chess programs for computers from the 1980s to the 2000s.

Bruce Pandolfini
Bruce Pandolfini is a well-known chess author and instructor.

Josh Waitzkin
Josh Waitzkin is best known as the subject of Searching for Bobby Fischer.

Nakamura Wins 2015 Zurich Chess Challenge
Hikaru Nakamura was the winner of the 2015 Zurich Chess Challenge.

Viktor Korchnoi
A profile of famous chess player Viktor Korchnoi.

Best iPhone Chess Apps
A look at the top chess apps for the iPhone.

Kriegspiel
Kriegspiel is a chess variant in which players can't see their opponent's pieces.

Wei Yi
Wei Yi is a strong young chess player from China.

Review: Tactics Time 2 by Tim Brennan & Anthea Carson
Tactics Time 2 is a chess tactics book aimed at beginners.

2015 Women's World Chess Championships
There are two Women's World Chess Championship events scheduled for 2015.

2015 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
Magnus Carlsen won the 2015 Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee.

Top Three Female Chess Players of 2014
These three women were the top female chess players of 2014.

New Year's Resolutions for Chess Players
Four ideas for resolutions that chess players can make in the new year.

Five Chess Events to Look Forward to in 2015
These are five of the most anticipated chess tournaments coming up in 2015.

The Top Ten Chess Players of 2014
Who were the top chess players of 2014?

2014 World Chess Championship: Top Five Moments
Five key moments that helped decide the 2014 World Chess Championship.

Understanding Opposite-Colored Bishop Positions
Learn how to use opposite-colored bishop positions to your advantage in chess.

Chess Openings - Tips on Learning for Beginners
A discussion of the best ways to learn the openings in chess.

Rules For the 2014 World Chess Championship
Learn the rules that govern the 2014 World Chess Championship.

The 2014-15 FIDE Grand Prix
The 2014-15 FIDE Grand Prix will qualify two players for the 2016 World Chess Championship.

The Top Chess Engines in 2014
Which computer chess engines are the best choices for players in 2014?

2014 Chess Olympiad Results
The 2014 Chess Olympiad was played in Tromso, Norway.

The Most Dominating Chess Tournament Performances of All Time
Who put in the best tournament performances in chess history?

Rules of Chess
Learn everything you need to know to start playing the game of chess. How to set up a chessboard, how the pieces move, check, checkmate, castling and more - if you need to know how to play chess, start here.

Scholastic Chess
Chess has been shown to help children succeed in school and learn valuable skills. It should come as no surprise, then, that scholastic chess is one of the most popular forms of the game. Learn about the rising stars of chess, how scholastic chess is organized, and great events for children being held around the world.

Ten Basic Checkmates to Know - Anastasia's Mate
A guide to ten basic checkmates that every chess player should know, presented as a series of mate-in-one problems.

Review: Chess Repertoire
Chess Repertoire is an opening study program for mobile devices.

Tips on Studying Openings in Chess
A guide to studying openings for chess players of different levels.

Illegal Moves You Can't Makie in Chess
A discussion of illegal moves in chess, such as leaving your king in check.

Top Five Female Chess Players of All-Time
A list of the top female chess players in the history of the game.

Ten Basic Checkmates to Know: Queen and Bishop
From a guide to ten basic checkmates that every chess player should know, here is an overview of the queen and bishop checkmate pattern.

Ten Basic Checkmates to Know - Basic Chess Checkmates
A guide to ten basic checkmates that every chess player should know, presented as a series of mate-in-one problems.

Ten Basic Checkmates to Know - Basic Chess Checkmates
A guide to ten basic checkmates that every chess player should know, presented as a series of mate-in-one problems.

Ten Basic Checkmates to Know - Basic Chess Checkmates
A guide to ten basic checkmates that every chess player should know, presented as a series of mate-in-one problems.

Understanding Chess Time Controls
A guide to understanding how time controls work in chess.

The Pawn Game
The pawn game is a simplified version of chess that teaches players about pawn interactions.

Grandmaster Habits You Shouldn't Emulate
These three habits of grandmasters don't work for the typical club chess player.

Five Key Ideas for New Chess Players to Work On
A few tips that new players can use to improve their chess results in a hurry.

Ten Great Chess Players You May Not Know
Learn about ten important chess players you may not have heard of, many of whom played hundreds of years ago.

Top Nine Opening Moves in Chess
Learn why these are the nine most popular moves for opening a chess game.

Top Eight Responses to 1. e4
Black has several possible responses to White's most popular first move. Find out which Black replies are the most popular!

Chess Openings - Common Lines in the Sicilian Defense
A guide to the most common lines seen in the Sicilian Defense, a chess opening.

Chess Openings: Sicilian Defense -- Najdorf Variation
The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian Defense chess opening.

Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit
The Smith-Morra Gambit in the Sicilian Defense chess opening.

Chess Openings: Sicilian Defense -- Alapin Variation
A guide to the Alapin Variation, a variation of the Sicilian Defense chess opening.

Chess Openings: Sicilian Defense -- Closed Sicilian
A guide to the Closed Sicilian, a variation of the Sicilian Defense chess opening.

Chess Openings: Sicilian Defense -- Classical Sicilian
A guide to the Classical Sicilian, a variation of the Sicilian Defense chess opening.

Chess Openings: Sicilian Defense -- Sveshnikov Variation
A guide to the Sveshnikov variation of the Sicilian Defense chess opening.

Chess Openings: Sicilian Defense - Dragon Variation
A guide to the Dragon Variation of the Sicilian Defense chess opening.

Chess Openings: Sicilian Defense -- Accelerated Dragon
A guide to the Accelerated Dragon variation of the Sicilian Defense chess opening.

Chess Openings: Sicilian Defense -- Scheveningen Variation
A guide to the Scheveningen Variation of the Sicilian Defense chess opening.

Top Six Black Responses to 1.d4
Queen pawn openings are popular, so Black needs to have a response ready when they're played. Here are six common responses to 1.d4!

Check, Checkmate and Stalemate - Chess for Beginngers
While many beginners may confuse them because they look similar at first glance, check, checkmate and stalemate are very different situations. It is important to be able to identify each and understand what they mean.

Checkmate
How to recognize a checkmate in chess.

Stalemate
What stalemate is, and how to identify it.

Free Chess Computer Program Chess Titans
A look at the free chess program, Chess Titans.

Seven Quick Tips for Casual Chess Players
Want to beat your friends or family members at chess? Here are seven easy ways to get the upper hand without tons of study or hard work.

Five Famous Television Chess Scenes - Chess on TV
A list of five famous chess scenes from popular television shows.

What is Hope Chess?
A look at Hope Chess, a term for a particular thought process used by some chess players that was coined by Dan Heisman.

Simultaneous Exhibitions in Chess
A look at simultaneous exhibitions in chess, events when one strong player takes on many opponents at the same time.

What is the Swiss System?
A look at the Swiss system, a popular tournament structure in chess.

The Knight's Tour in Chess
A look at the famous knight's tour, a sequence of knight moves that cover every square on a chessboard.

When to Resign
When is it time to give up in a game of chess?

Borislav Ivanov - The Strange Story of Borislav Ivanov
Borislav Ivanov has become famous for being accused of cheating in chess tournaments.

Thoresen Chess Engines Competition - TCEC Tournament
The TCEC is perhaps the most prestigious and strongest tournament for computer chess programs in the world today.

Five Young Chess Stars to Watch in 2014
A look at five chess players under 21 who could shine in 2014.

Review: Chess Openings Wizard
Chess Openings Wizard is a program that can help you learn openings rapidly and accurately.

Review: Vassily Ivanchuk – 100 Selected Games by Nikolay Kalinichenko
Vassily Ivanchuk: 100 Selected Games by Nikolay Kalinichenko is an excellent celebration of the career of a great chess player.

Watching Chess Online
There are several ways in which fans of chess can watch major tournaments and matches online.

Betting on Chess - How to Bet on Chess
Learn how to bet on important chess matches and tournaments.

Chess Seconds
A look at the importance of seconds in chess matches.

Avoiding the Biggest Chess Mistakes
Learn how to avoid the largest mistakes you can possible make in a chess game.

Taking Advantage of Weak Pawns
This guide will help you learn how to take advantage of the weaknesses in your opponent's pawn structure.

Houdini Chess Engine
Houdini is one of the world's strongest chess playing computer programs.

Review: The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White
A review of The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White, by Larry Kaufman.

Playing in Your First Chess Tournament
A guide to participating in your first chess tournament.

Why is Stalemate a Draw?
A review of the history behind the stalemate rule in chess.

Red Hot Pawn - Red Hot Pawn Overview
A look at Red Hot Pawn, a site where players can play correspondence-style chess games.

Learning to Analyze Your Games
A look at how to start analyzing your own games if you've never done so before.

Chess Annotation Symbols Explained
Learn what the annotations in chess games mean.

Bobby Fischer - Profile of Chess Player Bobby Fischer
A profile of former World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer.

Playing Chess on Facebook
Learn how to play chess on Facebook.

Armageddon Tiebreakers - Armageddon Games in Chess
A quick look at the Armageddon tiebreak in chess.

Shatranj - How to Play the Chess Variant Shatranj
Learn how to play shatranj, an ancient form of chess that was played in Persia.

Scoring Systems in Chess Tournaments
A look at common scoring systems used in chess tournaments.

What's the Peak Age for Chess Players?
When do chess players tend to hit their peak performance?

The Longest Chess Game
A look at the longest games ever played in the game of chess.

Which Piece to Move - Which Piece to Move in Chess
How to choose which piece to move in chess.

Viktor Laznicka - Profile of Chess Player Viktor Laznicka
Profile of 2010 World Open champion and grandmaster Viktor Laznicka.

Dmitry Jakovenko - Profile of Chess Player Dmitry Jakovenko
A profile of Grandmaster Dmitry Jakovenko, a famous Russian chess player.

Teimour Radjabov - Profile of Famous Chess Player Teimour Radjabov
A profile of Azerbaijani grandmaster Teimour Radjabov, a famous chess player.

Bullet Chess - One Minute to Mate - Review of Bullet Chess by Hikaru Nakamura and Bruce Harper
A review of Bullet Chess: One Minute to Mate, by Hikaru Nakamura and Bruce Harper.

Skewer
A tactic in which a valuable piece is attacked and forced to move, leaving a less valuable piece vulnerable to capture.