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    • Comprehensive Endgame Works: One-Volume

      As announced in my previous post, where I introduced this blog series, here are some thoughts on my favourite comprehensive one-volume endgame books. I sorted them in roughly ascending order of the ideal reader's rating according to my own estimat... | Read More

      • Schemato
      • | Nov 11, 2015
    • How To play Advanced chess (Read &Enjoy )

      1 Be aware that this article assumes that you already know how to notate(record games) to learn how to notate, look at the tips before continuing. 2 Chess Terms En Passant It is common knowledge that on the first move pawns can move 2 space... | Read More

    • A Puzzle That An Engine Can't Solve, Not Because It's Too Difficult

      A puzzle that an engine can’t solve, not because it’s too difficult. Puzzle 1, white to move wins, can you see how: Study by A. A. Troitzki If you set up this position, an engine can’t solve it: See the end of this blog pos... | Read More

      • vc153415
      • | Oct 26, 2015
    • Identifying Weak Squares and Creating Static Advantages

      Check out the original post on my blog here! For today’s article, I decided to put a different concept of chess under the microscope – weak squares. In my recent posts and videos, I’ve focused a lot on poor pawn structures and lack of s... | Read More

    • En Passant

      The last rule about pawns is called “en passant,” which is French for “in passing”. If a pawn moves out two squares on its first move, and by doing so lands to the side of an opponent’s pawn (effectively jumping past the other pawn’s a... | Read More

    • Journey of a Patzer

      Hi Friends!! Recently i took part in the first rated tourney of my life "GTC Chess Classic" , really had an awesome experience and got to learn so much about chess. It was an international event and players from neighbouring nation were seen in f... | Read More

    • The Infinity Gambit

      In this blog, I talk about a new opening that I created called the infinity gambit. There are six main variation of the Infinity Gambit Accepted.   Of course white course capture the c pawn en passant and transpose into the Tan G... | Read More

      • jackfast
      • | Jul 23, 2015
    • Millennium Chess - The Pawn

      Hello everyone. I'm sorry it's been so long since my last post, but I've been very busy. In this last post in my series on Millennium Chess, I will explain the motion of the pawn. The pawn's motion uses the concepts we have already learned for t... | Read More

      • ijgeoffrey
      • | Jul 19, 2015
    • Chess 960 The Arguments Against

        I promised last time to discuss some of the arguments both for and against in regards to chess 960. It didn't take long for me to find some, especially against. Some of the arguments have a certain logic, others are just plain whoppers. I wou... | Read More

    • Sicilian Defense Against the Portsmouth Gambit

      Hello Chess Fans, This article is for those who regularly play the Sicilian Defense against 1.e4.  A lesser known sideline of the Sicilian Wing Gambit called The Portsmouth Gambit.  Their website touts "Quick wins for White" and I mean quick.... | Read More

    • Chess Plan for Beginners

      The Sole Purpose of this blog is to inform beginners the importance of creating a plan and try to help beginners create a plan that can help them improve their chess. The plan can be simple, easy, and suited to their individual needs. Backgrou... | Read More

    • CHESS

      [hide] v t e Chess   Outline Computers  engines Correspondence FIDE History Olympiad Problems Rating system  World rankings Titles Norms Tournaments Variants World Championship World records   Equipment Chessboard Chess set  King ... | Read More

      • srisarans
      • | Dec 30, 2014

      Shapes of pieces[edit] Under Christianity, the shapes of the pieces, originally Islamic nonrepresentational (see piece values in shantranj), changed. Carved images of men and animals reappeared. The shape of the rook, originally a rectangular blo... | Read More

      • srisarans
      • | Dec 30, 2014
    • 18/12/14 - Puzzle

      En passant on f6! | Read More

    • La mort noire s'appelait Blackburne

      Un joueur de la second moitié du 19e siècle Joseph Henry Blackburne  est un joueur britannique de la seconde moitié du 19e siècle et des deux premières décennies du 20e siècle (1841 - 1924).Il est habituellement considéré comme ayant ap... | Read More

      • pascalgo
      • | Oct 31, 2014
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    • Le dernier train

      Montréal, 27 octobre 2014   Mes débuts comme amateur peuvent difficilement supporter le qualificatif d’éclatants. Pourtant j’avais espéré m’imposer rapidement au club de l’université. Rien de surprenant puisque j’avais préalabl... | Read More

      • Possador
      • | Oct 27, 2014
    • A Sample Analysis

      Hi,   In my recent post, I informed you about chess lessons I give by analyzing your games in an extended fashion. Some people were interested, so that I now propose to give a fragment of a game of mine with some analysis. As I believe some int... | Read More

    • How To Read "FEN"

      Now most of you should have heard or even used "FEN". But if you're unfamiliar to it, then let me tell you that it, along with "PGN" are essential codes used for your analyzing variations. Here's an example of the "FEN" code for the current Ind... | Read More

    • Thai Chess

      When I am not playing chess or gracing the forums with my presence, I am either programming or teaching. Yesterday I saw one of my students was playing checkers (Makot in Thai) on his phone. I asked him about it and he said he plays eve... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Sep 13, 2014
    • 6 Things You Should Always Do in Blitz

      Playing live online chess can be great fun, but sometimes you just want to play another person over the board.     As we all know, playing over-the-board chess has its own set of rules and guidelines that must be followed in tournament pla... | Read More

      • kiba13
      • | Aug 27, 2014