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  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #70: Three Easy Pieces

    Professor: For the 70th time, hello class. A few indistinct words, some smiles. Lucian: I can't believe I've been here 70 times. Zephyr: For once we're in agreement. Professor: Anyone want to talk about the class in general?  Zephyr: In gene... | Read More

  • The Knockout Blow

    At one time or another, all of us have experienced the agonizing pain of drawing or losing a completely winning position. One move — one millisecond of imprecise thinking — can nullify hours of hard work and inspired play. ... | Read More

  • The King's Gambit: A History

    With last week's column, we reached the end of my series on endgames, "Without the Lady." It has been an interesting journey through one of chess's most mysterious and underappreciated domains -- but the end has come. I now begin a new column co... | Read More

  • The All-Time World Chess Champion Bracket: Finals

    Who is the greatest world chess champion ever? Magnus Carlsen defeated Vishy Anand yesterday in the 2014 world chess championship in Sochi to defend his title. Meanwhile, the All-Time World Chess Championship... | Read More

  • Bobby Fischer's Beautiful Bishops

    Bobby Fischer was one of the most well-rounded players in history. He was at once a tactical wizard and a positional genius, a theoretical expert and a peerless endgame player. He was essentially unbeatable in match play largely because his oppo... | Read More


    • A Kasparov Masterclass! (Part 2)

      Here's the 2nd game in the Habu-Kasparov match. An interesting point was that Kasparov deliberately played into a line which Habu had success with - having beaten GM Tischbierek in 2005. The difference is that he had added a few subtle and in his... | Read More

      • juniortay
      • | Nov 28, 2014
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    • Basic Chess Fundamentals: Blunder & Ways of Controlling It

      For discussion and demonstration purposes only, I have inserted one of my Chess Live Game's here. It is a match against "giedo23". In this game, I experimentally and intentionally made a wild attack to Black/giedo23 at an early stage of the game, ... | Read More

    • What do you think of this checkmate?

      I played black. Here each of us exchanged a knight for two pawns. After he exchanged his knight taking the two pawns in front of my king and black bishop, I decided to go with a gut feeling and take his two side pawns (the side he castled on) a f... | Read More

      • Masaries
      • | Nov 26, 2014
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    • An Opening Guide

      This guide is for anyone who would like to brush up on their openings and defenses. Remember: A good opening strategy is to reach a playable middlegame. Protecting your king, controlling the center, development and mobility are all essential par... | Read More

    • BASICS

      1.As a beginner Play open games and then go further with moves like c5 etc.. 2.It is better to put your knights out before your bishops.. 3.Don't pin your opponent's Knight before he castle especially you castled. 4.Make your sacrifices worth a... | Read More

      • MEV_d_LM
      • | Nov 26, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • Benko Gambit

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    The Benko Gambit is characterized by the move 3...b5 in the Benoni Defense arising after: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 c53. d5 b5 The Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) has three codes for the Benko Gambit: A57 3...b5 A58 3...b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 A59 3... Read More »

  • Budapest Gambit

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    The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defense) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e5 Despite an early debut in 1896, the Budapest Gambit received attention from leading players only after a win as Black by Grandmaster Milan... Read More »

  • Queen's Indian Defense

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    The Queen's Indian Defense (QID) is defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e63. Nf3 b6 The opening is a solid defense to the Queen's Pawn Game. 3...b6 increases Black's control over the central light squares e4 and d5 by preparing to fianche... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Minor Pieces Checkmates

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    MINOR Pieces Are Rarely used for mate  It sometimes only used for support mate Im gonna serve you with some puzzle in a position where king is in the Corner/Edge of the board and , we got a few minor pieces(Bishop, Knight, and maybe a Pawn) I thi... Read More »