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  • The 5 Best Computer Chess Engines

    Computers are the future of chess. Almost everyone agrees on that. But the statement doesn’t go far enough. By and large, computers are also the present of chess. With the question of man vs. machine long-ago settled over the chessboard,... | Read More

  • The Chess Uppercut

    One of the most intellectual sports, chess, surprisingly has many similarities with one of the most barbaric sports, boxing. In both activities you are basically trying to "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” Today we are going to ... | Read More

  • Sac A Queen To Find A Mate! A Love Story

    We all have terrible ideas now and then. Typically, they stem from the crazy urge to sacrifice a piece. Even the best of the best can’t always resist. In fact, this series will pay tribute to those special moments when the game's most powerf... | Read More

  • Classic Combinations: The Good Old Days

    This series is all about attacking chess and combinations and fun. And all of them are in puzzle form (some easy, some difficult) so you can see how your tactical IQ stands up to the old, sometimes forgotten greats. And, if you learn a tiny b... | Read More

  • How To Play The Stonewall Dutch

    Today we will be looking at a completely different landscape on the chess board compared to last week's King's Indian structure: the light-square focus of the Dutch Stonewall. The Stonewall is not a specific series of moves so much as a set... | Read More


    • Turkey LD #2

      https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=8795348 My second loss on Turkey since I began this. Obviously, still a template I must improve on.  Looking at the game, it was not picks I lost on. Turn 1, my opponent makes a few large mistakes and... | Read More

      • Haiku575
      • | May 29, 2015
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    • راهنمای جامع کاربری سایت

      این مطلب نسخه آزمایشی و در حال تکمیل شدن است و هم اکنون کامل نیست به نام خدا به بزرگترین سایت شطرنج جهان خوش آمدید بازی کنید ، بیاموزید ... | Read More

      • SEPEHRII
      • | May 29, 2015
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    • King and Pawn Endgames - The Rule of the Square

      Hello Chess Fans, King and Pawn Endgames are described by GM Emanual Lasker "As one of the most important endgames to MASTER, since most games have the potential of coming down to a king and pawn after the exchange of pieces."  Being able... | Read More

    • He's a few pecans short of a fruitcake

      I got this message and was blocked from responding, so I am posting my response on my blog: ----------------------------------------------------------------------Original Message by fiercey13 on 5/27/15, 8:35 PM:Cheating is lame... I try to pla... | Read More

      • chessica69
      • | May 27, 2015
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    • It happened; 12M members on Chess.com!

      Image from DeepGreene's Twitter Staus. It Finally Happened! Today, Chess.com reached 12M members! The announcement was spread widespread when Chess.com Project Manager DeepGreene tweeted the words we've all been waiting to hear:   ... | Read More

      • ChessKingT
      • | May 26, 2015
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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 »