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  • The Modern Defense: A History

    Like the Kan/Paulsen, the so-called "Modern Defense" is an opening with many names. When I first met it, as a beginning chess player, I knew it as the "Robatsch Defense." It has also been called the Ufimtsev Defense, the Kotov Defense, the Pi... | Read More

  • Can You Solve Our 2014 Holiday Puzzler?

    Your favorite holiday chess tradition is back!  Chess.com is proud to celebrate the holiday season with an all-new puzzler quiz for 2014. UPDATE:  The 2014 Holiday Puzzler has ended. Thanks to all who played and commented.  O... | Read More

  • The Paulsen Sicilian: A History, Part 2

    Last week, we looked at the history of the Paulsen Sicilian until the late 1950s.  Around this time, it was accepted that the c2-c4 plan was not terribly dangerous for Black, whose dark-squared bishop was still unimpeded by the pawn. The li... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, December 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Carlsen-Anand “This Bulletin focuses on the World Championship — especially the featured article and the opening articl... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 13

    These games might or might not be masterpieces; the criterion for this series is that they taught me an extremely important lesson(s) that made me well rounded and much stronger. I’m hoping that these games will teach you the same lessons, t... | Read More


    • A tribute to the amazing GM Yasser Seirawan

      A while ago I started to look at chess videos from “Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis”. At first I didn’t like the videos from Seirawan so much after I heard that he likes the Sicilian Pin variation and that he’s a pawn grab... | Read More

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    • sacrifices

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      • SHIVAMSRI
      • | Dec 24, 2014
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    • Vias de Ataque: Ganarlos Abiertos o Ganarlos Cerrados?

      El secreto de la guerra se encuentra en las comunicaciones. – Napoleon Bonaparte En una situación de combate cuando hay vidas en juego, las líneas de comunicación pueden significar la vida o la muerte. Las líneas abiertas y seguras de co... | Read More

    • Avenues of Attack: Cut Them Open or Cut Them Off?

      The secret of war lies in the communications. –Napoleon Bonaparte In a combat situation when lives are on the line, the lines of communications may mean life or death. Open and secure lines of communication are vital for any (military, chess... | Read More

    • corin62 vs. lebesgue72: The Polish(Sokolsky) opening: 12/19/14

      Hi! This is a game I played today. My opponent played the Sokolsky opening, which I had only seen once or twice before. Out of the opening, white's b-pawn seemed too advanced for black to tolerate, but somehow, black wasn't able to muster enough a... | Read More

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      • | Dec 19, 2014
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  • Swallow's Tail Mate

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    Hi! Swallow's Tail mate is a rare mating pattern. It happens when a king is mated , usually because of a queen. 2 other friendly pieces block off potential escape squares. It is quite a simple but strange mate. Hope you had fun reading, and enjo... 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 »

  • Mating Patterns

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    Hi! This is Chessking47 (or CK47) writing about Mating Patterns. First, Anastasia's Mate.              I hope you enjoyed that cute mate. Now, the mate can be applied more strikingly. Combine decoy and clearance sacrifice. ... 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 »

  • Scholar's Mate

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    Scholar's Mate is also known as the "4 move mate". It is mostly this:           You can't trust it in all cases though,this is why:It Can be blocked and puts your pieces in a bad position. Once you block it you will usually win the ga... Read More »