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    • Playing For a Draw with a Fortress

      Hello Chess Fans, A series on King and Pawn Endgames wouldn't be complete without understanding How to Play for a Draw by Creating a FORTRESS. A Fortress is an endgame drawing technique used by the side who's down in material and out of opti... | Read More

    • Barbarians in DC! Chess.com vs World Open, Day 6

      After a brief stop to check out the monuments, it was time to return to chess! Outgunned again by over 100 ELO points for my eighth consecutive game as I entered the final round (not sure what the odds on that were) I no longer cared about thi... | Read More

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    • How to Assess Your Chess 960 Starting Position

      How to assess your chess 960 starting position.   Determine if you have any unprotected pieces on the back rank.   Assess which pieces are well placed and which pieces are badly placed.   Determine if you have any unprotected or lightly p... | Read More

    • end of days

      This past week’s decision by the Supreme Court has triggered deep division in our nation. Some were jubilant in celebration at new rights granted to friends and family while others openly lamented the Court’s ruling and departure from the trad... | Read More

    • The Amateur's Mind - Bishop vs Knight Imbalances Part 2

      Hello Chess Fans,   Welcome back to the continuation of Bishop vs Knight Imbalances from the book The Amateur's Mind.  To fully learn the concepts, I recommend you get the book and follow along.  This series is not intended as a substitute f... | Read More


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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 »