The queen is a powerful piece with lots of admirers. Many bow for her and handle her with respect.
The king is a loser, needs protection all the time, except in the endgame where the king can free himself and do all the crazy things.
Looking at ... | Read More
In this lesson we learn a visual shortcut to quickly discover whether a king can catch an unaided pawn and stop it from queening. Consider:
White's king cannot help his pawn queen, so there will be a race between the pawn and the Black king. Ins... | Read More
It has been a while since I have written anything so to all my fans I wish to say.... Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy Haunika, Happy Ramadan, Merry Kwanzaa, Happy New Year, Happy Birthday (even though you forgot mine), Happy Valintines ... | Read More
Here is a puzzle from one of my games. In this case, I happened to see this before the game finished, and for a change, had a strong mate plan ready before the game finished.
Below, I've pasted a small analysis of the various possibilities for ... | Read More
Spiteful, childish, annoying, there are many words to describe those guilty of "violating the Fair Play policy". Serial disconnecters, those who intentionally disconnect in a lost or losing position, are a well known problem for regular Chess.com ... | Read More