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BishopJ12
BishopJ12
Location: New York City, United States
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Phoenix1313
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1umin
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apollo3333
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CollinBishop
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    • Meet the Knockouts

      Hello again chess world! We're back for another exciting season of US Chess League action. 2 new teams, the Atlanta Kings and the Rio Grande Ospreys, have joined the fray with high-powered lineups, increasing the league to 18 teams. This led to a ... | Read More

    • Frustration game with a physiological chess game

      Maybe chess is not merely won by talent or practice but by physiology? A good example of one of the worst games and most frustrating games I have ever played.  At the start of the game my opponent blunders a queen and I was so focused on the at... | Read More

      • jokerman17
      • | Aug 19, 2014
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    • July & August Bulletins

      My adventures at the Tromsø Olympiad probably deserve a separate blog post, but meanwhile two new issues of The Master's Bulletin have appeared! I do want to share with you guys what we did this summer. July issue As I wrote before, in ... | Read More

    • Chess in the Movies

      Aladdin (1992) Magic Carpet v. GenieMost likely to win: Magic CarpetIn this game, the carpet plays the brilliant move Qxe8, to the surprise of Genie.Many movies make mistakes as to Chess, this being one of them. 1) there is no White King, and 2)... | Read More

      • kiba13
      • | Aug 19, 2014
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    • Crazy game in Duluth

      I just ran this game through an engine and I have found that my analysis is terrible: I was wrong to reject 9. Nf3. In the key line 9...Qc7 10. a3 Bxe2 11. Kxe2 Qc4+ I should not play 12. Ke1 because of 12...Rc8 as I pointed out, but 12. Bd3 N... | Read More

      • Bab3s
      • | Aug 18, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • Chess

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    Chess is a game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64 square board.The earliest known ancestor of modern chess was an Indian game called Chaturanga, where the knight, King and Rooks moved the same but ... Read More »

  • King's Indian Defense

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    King's Indian Defense belongs to the Indian Defense family of openings and is characterised by the early fianchetoeing of the black dark-squared bishop on g7. It is a sharp opening and it has always been a very popular choice for black ever ... Read More »

  • pin; a way to win

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    Pins are a way to win because the piece checks the king and the knight, bishop, rook or queen can block it.This is a severe weakness becase if  the pinner is less valueable than the blocker,the pinner can capture the blocker and get a bigger va... Read More »

  • Checkmate

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    Checkmate (frequently shortened to mate) is a situation in chess in which one player's king is in check and there is no way to remove that threat; it is a check from which there is no legal move to remove check through either capturing the pie... Read More »

  • Tempo

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    In chess, tresesponded to. In this case, since both players have "lost" a tempo, the net result in terms of time is nil, but the change brought about in the position may favor one player more than the other.   Gaining tempo may be achieved, for... Read More »