National Master Caleb Denby hosts a live seven round G/3 tournament on Chess.com. The winner earns an entry into the online 2021 Bill Wright Saint Louis Open.
National Master Caleb Denby hosts a live chess tournament on Chess.com.
Nick Risko teaches the Tarrasch Variation of the French Defense. After 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5, White plays the odd-looking Nd2!
C03 French, Tarrasch
C03 French, Tarrasch, Guimard variation
C07 French, Tarrasch, open variation
C05 French, Tarrasch, Botvinnik variation
C06 French, Tarrasch, closed variation, main line
Nick Risko proposes compositions that chess engines cannot solve. The positions may be impractical or impossible, but the "tree" of potential moves is just too much for engines to solve. However, human players can solve them! See the puzzle that Mikhail Tap famously solved in his head after a walk.
Sir Roger Penrose
SAINT LOUIS (February 26, 2021) - The Saint Louis Chess Club is pleased to announce that Grandmaster (GM) Levon Aronian will relocate to Saint Louis, MO and represent the USA in future competitions.
Grandmaster Daro Swiercz explains why Anatoly Karpov's middlegame mastery is so influential to himself. See the Russian world champ take on Boris Spassky and Vlastimil Hort.
Grandmaster Daro Swiercz examines all eight games of the final match of the online Opera Euro Rapid, featuring Wesley So's defeat of Magnus Carlsen.