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  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #60: Let's Play Detective!

    Professor: Hey, class, what’s up? A murmur of hello could be detected. Zephyr: Speaking for the class, we’re ready for some chess. Lucian: What are we doing today? Professor: I thought we’d play detective. Rachel: Play detective? What d... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, September 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes The chess city that never sleeps “The location of the Olympiad was a special one: Tromsø, a city north of the Arctic C... | Read More

  • How to Hypnotize Your Opponents!

    The recently finished Sinquefield Cup is going to attract chess players' attention for a long time. Mostly, chess analysts will concentrate their efforts trying to explain the phenomenal result of Fabiano Caruana. You can read my version here.&nbs... | Read More

  • Review: The Secret Life of Bad Bishops

    A former team member of mine has a favourite phrase which he likes to sing during blitz sessions with a big grin on his face: "gute Läufer, schlechte Läufer!" Referring to the legendary German grandmaster Wolfgang Uhlmann's similarly titled 1980... | Read More

  • Two Gold Medal Winners in Death Match 27

    After a brief summer break, Chess.com's Death Match returns less than three days from now with a battle between two gold medal winners.  GM Wang Yue (China, FIDE 2713) will take on GM Aleksandr Lenderman (USA, FIDE 2584) in D... | Read More


    • I Finally Played This Tactic...Twice(!)

      Cases where to block a check, you give a discovered check are very cool. Today I got to play it, for the first time I think. Amazingly, later today I was playing in a World Mind Games tournament and used it to win from a lost position. | Read More

      • SJFG
      • | Sep 19, 2014
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    • Spassky - Penrose, Palma, 1969.

      http://www.ajschess.com/lifemasteraj/spassky-penrose_palma1969.html One of the prettiest games Spassky ever played. (It did not win the brilliancy prize, but did share a "best-played game" prize.)  Several books on tactics mention this game as ... | Read More

    • Disaster in the Opening

      IM Alex Kundin has prepared a new lesson for you: “Disaster in the Opening”. You’ll learn useful opening concepts while enjoying a really nice attacking game!     Have you enjoyed the final position of the game from the video? It’... | Read More

    • This is Ukraine today – September 14: The strength of our enemy is in our weakness

      This is Ukraine today – September 14: The strength of our enemy is in our weakness Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!War, not the expected peace arrived at the doorstep of Great Britain and France when they gave up Czechoslovakia to Hi... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Sep 15, 2014
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    • This is Ukraine today – September 8: Thus Putin has achieved what he has been planning –

      This is Ukraine today – September 8: Thus Putin has achieved what he has been planning – legalization of another "transnistria"? Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!War, not the expected peace arrived at the doorstep of Great Britain a... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Sep 11, 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 »