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Amerikanxo
Amerikanxo
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meb1992
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BadrBlock
BadrBlock
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Block_Checker1
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Srblock12655
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  • Solving Complex Positions

    When I was a little kid playing chess, when I had down time, while other American parents would order that their kids would read, mine allowed me to solve tactics. It seems that every chess player I know of shares the joy of finding the right solu... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #50 - Askew in Skewers

    Professor: Welcome back! Zephyr: Thank you, Professor. We welcome your welcome. Professor: I hope you enjoyed our class barbecue last week. Thomas: I know I did. Lucian: Me too. The hot dogs and hamburgers were great. Rachel: I also like... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, July 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Dubai Heights “As a chess journalist I have travelled quite a lot and I have seen many interesting places. The farthest to th... | Read More

  • The Chess Terminator, Part Two

    Last week, we left our amicable chess terminator at a position where his opponent set a devilish trap for him. Many of you, my dear readers, correctly found the refutation of the trap. In his book, Tal wrote that White's move (25.Rd2) made him ver... | Read More

  • The Chess Terminator

    This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of the most influential movies of all time: The Terminator! Is there any person on Earth who hasn't said "I'll be back," imitating the great Arnold?  Even though The Terminator is just a sc... | Read More


    • blocking unwanted opponents

      How does one block a certain player from usurping all of your oen invites? | Read More

      • ke7asm
      • | Jul 12, 2014
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    • Ugh! Why me?

      So a few days ago I get a friend request from a seemingly nice young man in a foreign country.  We have a short, pleasant chat.  Nothing out of the ordinary. Then yesterday, he messages me, and says he is not doing well.  So I ask what the pro... | Read More

    • Gorey Chess Captain...

      Our honourable Captain set a perfect blockade; Nimzowitch-like!! | Read More

    • Hikaru Nakamara vs Boris Gelfand Anyalzation

      1. D4-Nf6 2.C4 there are 2 main lines here for black E6 Nimzo Indian and G6 kings Indian defense which you can turn into a Grunfield defense –G6. 3. Nc3 just developing pieces then –D5 black plays the grunfield here for white there are man... | Read More

      • gluestix
      • | Jul 9, 2014
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    • Freedom

      In the United tates, it was just our 4th of July holiday - Independence Day.  I celebrated by having friends and family over for a meal in the afternoon, then let those who wanted, go see fireworks at the local high school.  I took a nap instead... | Read More


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Chessopedia


  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Back Rank Mates

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    A back rank mate is when a rook or queen check cannot be escaped from.   Also, it can occurr when the piece defending the back rank is pinned. Finally, a back rank checkmate works if the defender cannot block. Back rank mates are howevr on... Read More »