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    • Checklist for Candidate Moves

      I keep making silly errors and falling into tactics because I rush into moves and don't think adequately about what the opponent is setting up. I've tried to set up a checklist for myself that I go through before I make each and every move in hop... | Read More

      • Curlaub
      • | Mar 28, 2015
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    • Example

      This was the tactic I was talking about with Nxc2 and the Queen Check, however, after really looking at it closely, I don't think it's good for Black. Anyway, this is the kind of analysis I do when I play online games with the analysis board, when... | Read More

      • GmPrice
      • | Mar 5, 2015
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    • A Brand New App For iOS

      We're so excited to report that last week saw the launch of a long-awaited overhaul to our aging iOS app, and chess on your iPhone or iPad has never looked better — or provided mobile access to so many Chess.com features!Once you sign in,... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Feb 17, 2015
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    • HOW TO PLAY ONLINE CHESS

      Online chess is basically standard chess with an unlimited amount of time. You're able to basically analyze the position for as long as you want 1) ANALYZE THE POSITION BEFORE YOU MOVE! Since you get infinite time to think in an online chess game... | Read More

    • How to make online chess as much like otb as possible!

      Ever gotten tired of how little chess online is like otb? There is a solution! Try to make online chess as much like otb as you can. For those of you wondering otb means it means "over the board" and is refering to tournament chess. So here are 5 ... | Read More

      • CP6033
      • | Jan 14, 2015
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  • Chess

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    Chess is a world-famous game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64-square board of alternating colors (black and white, or, most commonly, light and dark). The earliest known ancestor of modern chess ... Read More »

  • En passant

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    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square. En passant may only... Read More »

  • Ruy Lopez

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    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Read More »

  • 2 rooks checkmate

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    A checkmate is where you force the enemy in such a way that the enemy king has nowhere to go. Now, a two rook checkmate is an easy way of winning. First, you block the escapade route of the enemy king with one of your rooks. Then you give check t... Read More »

  • tablebase

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    An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of a chess endgame position. It is typically used by a computer chess engine during play, or by a human or computer that is retrospectively anal... Read More »