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    • Fair chess rules? part2

      Hello fellow chess players! This is part two of my last blog, 'Fair Chess Rules'. Another rule I find corrupt only partains to chess players new to chess. That is one that enables your opponent choose where you move after you touch multiple piece... | Read More

      • zingrat
      • | Dec 1, 2011
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    • Fair chess rules?

      I really dont find two rules of chess fair. Here is one! Stalemate. When one is unable to move his king, it is similar to checkmate! Oh so similar! I think that instead of having the game end in a frustrating draw, why not treat it as a checkmate?... | Read More

      • zingrat
      • | Nov 30, 2011
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    • News!!!!!! plz read!

      Soooo0000, I would like some new topics to blog/post about... I wondered if you guys could suggest some new ideas to write about. I WILL write about the topic, no matter what. PLEASE GIVE ME SOME NEW TOPICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! | Read More

      • zingrat
      • | May 17, 2011
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    • Different rules...the challange

      Other people have other rules. Somtimes you might have to comprimise and go with the flow; follow his or her rules. Or, you can politely correct there error(s). If he/she asks for proof, use a computer, phone, laptop, Ds, book, etc, to show the co... | Read More

      • zingrat
      • | May 16, 2011
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    • Bishop or Knight?

      Most up-to-date books say the knight and bishop are both worth 3 points, but the bishop is better. In older books,it says that trading a knight for a bishop or a bishop for a knight IS a good trade.....but who is right? Well, the bishop can move f... | Read More

      • zingrat
      • | May 13, 2011
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    • The need to say check

      Some people say saying check is not needed in a proper game. That is half true, because your opponent should be paying attention to the game and know that herself or himself is in check, but with new players, saying check is a vital thing. People ... | Read More

      • zingrat
      • | May 12, 2011
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    • Focus is the key...

      I often see with my students that they will play around with the peices they captured, or whip out an Iphone and text. Then, when it is their move, they totally blunder, because they did not pay attention to where I moved. When you are playing som... | Read More

      • zingrat
      • | May 11, 2011
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    • Knight 'forks'

      With the knight, you can do something called a 'fork'. A fork is when you either: A: Put the king in check, forcing him to give up a piece, or B: When you put two pieces in peril of being captured, forcing the piece thats worth more to go away, an... | Read More

      • zingrat
      • | May 10, 2011
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    • Playing: Defense or offense?

      We all wonder, should we play a defense or offense. Neither one is better. Sometimes games call the need to play defense and offense. Its is a very good skill to exceed in playing offense and defense in one game. Using both elements in a match wil... | Read More

      • zingrat
      • | May 9, 2011
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