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  • Kolisch: Unknown Tactical Monster

    (I want to thank chess.com’s finest chess historian, batgirl, for articles shared, the photos you see in this article, and her very useful feedback when I asked her about Kolisch. If you don’t follow her blogs and articles you are foolishly de... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #38 - Nine Lives

    Professor: Good afternoon, class. I hope this past week has been spectacular. Zephyr: It was for me. I got to go to a concert. I heard Beethoven’s "Symphony No. 9". It was glorious. Professor: The Ninth Symphony! I wish I could have been ... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Apr 18, 2014

    In life, improvement is usually achieved by proceeding along the triangle "->Learn->Practice->Test->". In chess, this is "->Study->Play->Get Feedback->". Leave something out of the loop and you get diminishing returns. Thi... | Read More

  • Stalemate

    S T A L E M A T E _______________________________________________________      The existing rule has this in its favour, that it appeals strongly to the sporting instincts of mankind; and the last chance which it affords to a player who ap... | Read More

  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 3

    Today we’ll look at three games and one comment. Each entry has important instructive points that are well worth pondering. We’ll start with the comment, alluding to my article, You Have It He Doesn’t! Part 1, which was all about... | Read More


    • Point Values in Chess

      When we look at the point values in terms of chess pieces, the majority will likely agree this system is agreeable. If this is the case an exchange of a Bishop & Knight for a Rook and Pawn is supposedly equal. I am not challenging this concept... | Read More

      • Chrisburg
      • | Apr 22, 2014
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    • Why the Four C's do not Apply!

      Draw a line from a1 to h1, and then another from h1 to h8, and from h8 to a8, and connect to the first square a1. You've outlined the 28 edge squares, what I call the Circumference or Circle squares. That space includes the corners, the worst poss... | Read More

      • LaCiCaDa
      • | Apr 22, 2014
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    • Daily Live Chess Digest - 2014/04/22

      Welcome to this Blog post :-) I upload 3 videos of blitz chess games every day, free on Youtube to watch. Once in a while I also add a rapid game (15 Min per player), all with live comments of course.  The Modern Benoni is tough to play for b... | Read More

    • USCF Expert Don Latzel passes

      Sadly, I got a call today from a mutual acquaintance telling me that Don Latzel was hit by a cement truck on Thursday and passed away - I assume he was driving at the time. Don was about 85. I always remember Don with a kindly smile and a good wo... | Read More

      • danheisman
      • | Apr 20, 2014
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    • Interactive Opening Lesson - Queen's Gambit Declined - Exchange Variation

      We will explore the various lines and strategies involved in the Exchange Variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined (QGD). Black can recapture the pawn with either 4...Nxd5 or 4...exd5. We look at each move. A. We will discuss three different ... | Read More

      • SCKleene
      • | Apr 20, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • King's Indian Defense

    • 333 Reads
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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

    • 68 Reads
    • | 68 Reads

    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 »

  • Algebraic notation

    • 35 Reads
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    This article is about Algebric notation.First we will talk about what the pieces mean: K=king Q=queen R=rook B=bishop N=knight when pawns move,only the destination square is described. Here is an example of an opening with algebric notation... Read More »