Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! http://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Rook ending, two blockaded passed pawnsBlack has two passed pawns but White is blockading them. It looks hard to make any headway as long as they have the queening squares under control. Moreover the pawns need protection, which means Black's mobility is somewhat limited. How to procee...http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/rook-endingWed, 02 Sep 2015 05:36:45 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/rook-endingBusted openings #4 - Black plays d5 too early in the SpanishOne of Black's main objectives in the Ruy Lopez is to get the move d5 in. With the support of the Nf6 this pawn thrust takes a jab at the white center by attacking the e4-pawn, forcing White to make a decision. In taking it they give up their cent...http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/busted-openings-4---black-plays-d5-too-early-in-the-spanishMon, 31 Aug 2015 01:15:51 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/busted-openings-4---black-plays-d5-too-early-in-the-spanishPuzzle #61 - Mate in 3http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-61---mate-in-3Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:00:58 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-61---mate-in-3Busted openings #3 - Latvian gambitCredit goes to IM Sielecki. These are the lines he analyzed in a recent Youtube video. http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/busted-openings-3---latvian-gambitWed, 19 Aug 2015 06:33:22 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/busted-openings-3---latvian-gambitPuzzle #60http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-60Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:45:50 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-60Puzzle #59http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-59Mon, 17 Aug 2015 04:34:32 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-59Puzzle #58http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-58Sun, 16 Aug 2015 02:04:59 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-58A powerful knight sac - Alekhine's defensehttp://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/a-powerful-knight-sac---alekhines-defenseFri, 14 Aug 2015 06:08:09 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/a-powerful-knight-sac---alekhines-defensePuzzle #57 - A rare underpromotionThis puzzle has two solutions. Find one of the two to see the other. http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-57---a-rare-underpromotionTue, 11 Aug 2015 11:53:51 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-57---a-rare-underpromotionPuzzle #56 - Weaknesses on the dark squareshttp://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-56---weaknesses-on-the-dark-squaresSat, 08 Aug 2015 12:01:01 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-56---weaknesses-on-the-dark-squaresPuzzle #55 - Mate in 3http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-55---mate-in-3Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:31:40 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-55---mate-in-3Puzzle #54 - Knight on the rimhttp://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-54Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:38:30 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-54Puzzle #53http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-53Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:37:08 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-53{OTB Tournament game} Queen's Gambit AcceptedMy official immortal game. http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/otb-tournament-game-queens-gambit-acceptedSat, 01 Aug 2015 09:19:10 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/otb-tournament-game-queens-gambit-acceptedRook ending, pawn down, creating counterplayBlack is a pawn down and White has a passed h-pawn. What can Black do to hold the draw? http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/rook-ending-pawn-down-creating-counterplaySat, 01 Aug 2015 08:26:56 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/rook-ending-pawn-down-creating-counterplayHow to sac a knight on g2/g7 http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/how-to-sac-a-knight-on-g2g7Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:56:56 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/how-to-sac-a-knight-on-g2g7Dutch Stonewall, how Black can break in the centerhttp://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/dutch-stonewall-how-black-can-break-in-the-centerSun, 26 Jul 2015 00:41:53 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/dutch-stonewall-how-black-can-break-in-the-centerPrying lines open in the QGAhttp://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/prying-lines-open-in-the-qgaSat, 18 Jul 2015 05:09:20 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/prying-lines-open-in-the-qgaAn instructive QGD, misplaced knight on c6 http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/an-instructive-qgdTue, 14 Jul 2015 03:06:47 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/an-instructive-qgdThere's nothing like an active king in the endgame! http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/whateverThu, 09 Jul 2015 02:21:19 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/whatever