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  • Stalemate

    S T A L E M A T E _______________________________________________________      The existing rule has this in its favour, that it appeals strongly to the sporting instincts of mankind; and the last chance which it affords to a player who ap... | Read More

  • "Final Answer": Determining When To Make Your Move

    On the TV show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" the contestant lets it be known that he wants to stick with his answer by stating "Final answer!" Similarly, an over-the-board chess player commits when he intentionally touches a piece (have to move... | Read More

  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 3

    Today we’ll look at three games and one comment. Each entry has important instructive points that are well worth pondering. We’ll start with the comment, alluding to my article, You Have It He Doesn’t! Part 1, which was all about... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #37 - Which Piece Are You?

    Professor: Good afternoon, class. Just seeing your smiling faces makes my day. Zephyr: It makes your day? That sounds like a quote from an old Dirty Harry movie. Lucian: Why? Does Clint Eastwood play chess in those movies? Professor: I d... | Read More

  • The Diverging Roads

    In a recent tournament, one game reached a certain ending which I had previously played a full eight years ago. That was a decent memory of a very different time. I wasn't even an IM yet, and I was still trying to establish a life in Philadelphia ... | Read More


    • Analysis Board: My Experience

      Hello everybody, Here I want to share with you my experience of using this new for many chess players tool provided by www.Chess.com - the Analysis Board. To start with, I shall mention that the interface of the Board is quite nice, pleasant,  ... | Read More

    • Hip-Hop Chess Federation Expanding to East Bay Schools

      By: Juan Martinez What do hip-hop music and chess have in common? The answer is simple according to Adisa Banjoko, the founder of the Hip Hop Chess Federation (HHCF), a non-profit organization that combines music, chess and martial arts to help yo... | Read More

    • No, your opponent didn't cheat...

      It seems a lot of players break out the "he cheated" refrain whenever they lose, particularly online.  If a lower rated player wins, "he cheated." If he seems to be moving fast, yet accurately, "he cheated."  Upsets and good play happen all the ... | Read More

    • This is Ukraine today. 16/04/2014 .10 languages.

      Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!Russia has carried out an act of aggression towards Ukraine. Russian troops have entered Crimea. Thus we take it upon ourselves to inform you about the events in Ukraine. We will provide you with yet ano... | Read More

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    • Cool and Unusual Chess Sets

      Lens Chess Set Unique chess set made using real Canon and Nikon camera lenses. War of 1812 Chess Set Awesome hand carved wooden chess set features two war ships Cardboard Chess Set Modern chess set with unique chess pieces made out of ... | Read More

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      • | Apr 16, 2014
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  • 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 »

  • Checkmate

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    Checkmate (frequently shortened to mate) is a situation in chess in which one player's king is in check and there is no way to remove that threat; it is a check from which there is no legal move to remove check through either capturing the pie... Read More »

  • Bongcloud Attack

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    The Bongcloud Attack is a dubious opening invented by Graw81, characterised by the moves 1. e4 e5 2. Ke2?!. It aims to either develop the king for an early endgame or get the white king to the other side of the board. It can also be played after o... Read More »

  • The Stare

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    In chess, as in other games that promote gamesmanship, "The Stare" is a common tactic used by players to intimidate, annoy, confuse and otherwise put an opponant out of his or her comfort zone. It is generally done when a player is trying to thi... Read More »

  • Kalme, Charles

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    Charles Kalme (1939-2002) was the U.S. Junior Open champion in 1955, which was held in Lincoln, Nebraska.  In 1957 he was the U.S. Intercollegiate Chess Champion.  In 1960 he was on the winning U.S. Student Olympiad team (Lombardy, Kalme, R Wein... Read More »