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Shapes of pieces
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
En passant on f6!
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Part XII: Minor pieces dominate the board; finish black off... (W. Henneberger, 1905).
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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
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
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
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
When I am not playing chess or gracing the Chess.com 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
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
Getting ready for our annual camping trip up north .... its bear country, but with some common sense precautions there is really nothing to worry about .....
No food in the tent, wash the dishes after every meal, all garbage and recycling (empty ... | Read More
Chess has been a game that I have played throughout my entire life. This year, chess has entered my life and has become a major commitment. I joined my high school's chess team, attended chess lessons, and participated in school tournaments.... | Read More
Initial position, first row: rook, knight, bishop, queen, king, bishop, knight, and rook; second row: pawns
Main article: Rules of c... | Read More
How to Teach Chess
The game of chess is often perceived as complicated and involved. This perception can lead to potential players feeling that they don't have the necessary ability to learn the game. Yet, the reality is that chess can be taug... | Read More
Chess has been a game that I have played throughout my entire life. This year, chess has entered my life and has become a major commitment. I joined my high school's chess team, attended chess lessons, and participated in school tournament... | Read More
KLA Chess Club is a part of Keiller Leadership Academy of southeast San Diego, a Title 1 Charter school. Chess is offered as an everyday class for students.
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What is en passant?
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To take an offered piece, as in the King's Gambit Accepted opening 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4. See also "Decline".
An aggressive move, line of play, or position. When mentioned in regards to a playing style, it indicates sharp or tactical t... | Read More
Valentine day activity - Playing chess with friend in internet cafe. This is his first game with club player, after learning castling, draws, en passant and some first move discussion. This game should be saved as this is played "over the board"... | Read More
Peón al paso (“En passant”)
La última regla sobre los peones se llama “al paso”, que en francés significa “en passant”. Si un peón mueve dos casillas en su primer movimiento y al hacerlo queda a la altura de otro peón adversario (... | Read More
Greetings Chess.com Members!
I am thrilled to announce Chess.com University's first single-day seminar of 2014:
Chess 101: The Game of Chess
Level: This seminar is aimed at novices and those who have never participated in a rated OTB c... | Read More