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  • Play Magnus App Review

    Review by Christine VanCott Play Magnus is a free chess smartphone app available for Apple iOS (and recently) Android. It includes 99 game levels, training videos, and an interactive tournament feature. The app runs quickly ... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 10

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 year... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, November 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Gelfand the Great There was one top GM who played the Baku Grand Prix, the Tashkent Grand Prix ánd the Petrosian Memorial (Novemb... | Read More

  • The All-Time World Chess Champion Bracket: Elite 8

    Who is the strongest world chess champion ever? As Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand battle it out for the 2014 world chess championship in Sochi, the All-Time World Chess Championship Tournament continues here on Chess.com.  After an e... | Read More

  • How To Save Yourself With Stalemate

    In online blitz chess (and especially in bullet), resignation is largely frowned upon. Indeed, with so little time remaining, there is always a possibility that your opponent will make a disastrous blunder, an unfortunate mouse slip, or &mdas... | Read More


    • Wuk0ng Games

      There are 8 Games found in the database with the above position, 2 winning for white, 2 draws and 4 wins for black. Black failed to anticipate position of Rook after Queenside castle and was left holding 2 unpr... | Read More

      • Kaempen
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    • Is Magnus Carlsen Playing Chess?

      Perhaps it is a different kind of game now Well, some say Carlsen doesn’t play chess actually. They say he is not a real chess player. Few players still do play chess “in contrast to Carlsen, who prefers to wait for his opponent to make a mist... | Read More

    • French Defense

      This is a continuation of my 'Opening Repertoire' series. I’ve categorized White’s play against the French Defense into 5 approaches. I’ll describe them, how they relate to each other, and my plan agains each in this post, and eventually wr... | Read More

    • Active Pieces

      I played a game recently where I was coming up on checkmate and I started looking at Black's pieces to see if my plan was sound. Here, I had another moment where I gained some Novice Knowledge.  An inactive piece is just as good as a piece not e... | Read More

      • Curlaub
      • | Nov 20, 2014
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    • Wow! It's 4 YEARS Since the Launch of the Chess.com/TV Group!

      [Blog History]      Just last week, on November 11th, was the 4thAnniversary of the genesis of the Official Chess.com/TV Group, with its official “launch” anniversary being Dec. 15th. From its conception, the Group and Chess.com/TV became... | 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 »