The double attack is a devastating tactical weapon.
A double attack can come out of nowhere, instantly winning the game in a complex position. Combinations and tactical shots are usually made possible by a certain aspect of the position -- a vul... | Read More
This Sunday (Dec. 14), "10 fortunate Chess.com members will earn the right to challenge World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen in an online simultaneous exhibition," according to FM Mike Klein's press release.
But I wouldn't call them "fortu... | Read More
Like it or not, holiday gift-shopping season is now upon us, at least according to the ubiquitous calendar of commerce.
Instead of being trampled by unruly deal-seekers at big box retail stores, you can shop online and still get somet... | Read More
Many beginners tend to assume that pawn endings are easy to master. After all, with material so limited, how hard can it be to untangle the complexities of any given position?
The answer, as any endgame maven will tell you, is unequivocal: ... | Read More
The last two weeks, we looked at the chess pieces most and least likely to survive the game.
Most of the time, those chess pieces will be the normal Staunton tournament set we all know so well.
When playing online, though, you can choose ... | Read More