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Castling-for-fun
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  • How to win a lot of games exploiting a serious common opening mistake

    I can speak easier than I can explain, so I made a short video. In essence, the common opening mistake being made in amateur chess is pushing rook pawns (a and h files) up one square to keep Bishops and Knights from giving pins or threatening fork... | Read More

  • Positional Attacks Book (February 2014)

    Positional Attacks The third installment of the best-selling series of attack books - Formation Attacks, Formation Attack Strategies, and now, Positional Attacks is another 500 page book, full of great attack information with 533 fabulous attack ... | Read More

  • Formation Attacks Book (June 2010)

    Formation Attacks The Ultimate Chess Attack Book has finally arrived!  As a Chess Master that has spent many years playing aggressive and attacking chess, I was quite dismayed during a past visit to my local booksto... | Read More

  • When Castles Attack

         There are certain rare actions in chess that elicit an almost emotional response - windmills, smothered mates, advantageous underpromotions and what I want to include here:  Checkmate by Castling.      This type of mate is so ra... | Read More

  • 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


    • Evan's Gambit

      The Evans Gambit is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. e4 e52. Nf3 Nc63. Bc4 Bc54. b4Brief Description:The gambit is named after the Welsh sea Captain William Davies Evans, the first player known to have employed it. The first game wi... | Read More

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    • Online Chess

      Online Chess Playing chess online fast tracks your all-round development In this Internet age where knowledge about anything and everything can be gathered at the click of a mouse, playing chess online is one of the best options/sources availab... | Read More

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    • Reader Request: 1.c4 Nf3 2.Nc3 D4

      Reader Request: What to Play after 1.c4 Nf3 2.Nc3 d4 A Holistic View of the Opening. Disclaimer: I am an admitted amateur, who is attempting to study and learn this game myself. I am not qualified to provide solid analysis or move recommendation... | Read More

    • How to play the opening...Or..."What do all of those opening rules mean???

      When we learned how to play chess, we were told certain "rules" on how to play the opening.  "Control the center", "Develop your minor pieces",  "Castle" Good advice...but what exactly does all of this mean?  Lets take a look at each of these ... | Read More

    • Understand Chess Openings, Italian Game

      Welcome friends, opponents, and viewers to another blog on the series "Understand Chess Openings" Today we will be going over the extensive opening called: The Italian Game.   Let's go over some popular variations and lines that you may see wh... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Chess

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    Chess is a game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64 square board.The earliest known ancestor of modern chess was an Indian game called Chaturanga, where the knight, King and Rooks moved the same but ... Read More »

  • Chess960

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    Chess960 (Fischer random) is a chess variant created by Bobby Fischer where the pieces on the back rank are randomized, there are 960 possible starting possitions, hence the name Chess960 As you can see the pawns a still on rank 2/7 but the piece... Read More »

  • Qualities of moves

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    As you can see moves are indicated if good or bad through symbols: These are the symbols: !!- brilliant move !- good move !?- interesting move  ?!- dubious move ?-bad move ??-blunder Many people make blunders like the castling blunder lik... Read More »

  • Bughouse chess

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    Bughouse (also reffered as tagteam and siamese chess) is played with two teams of two, using two sets. Each player on the team plays a different color than their partner.  It begans as normal blitz chess, but every piece a player captures, he... Read More »

  • Alexandre, Aaron

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    Aaron Alexandre (1766-1850) was the author of Encyclopedie des Echecs, the first book containing the collection of all opening variations then known.  Published in 1837 (Alexander was then 71 years old), he introduced the algebraic notation a... Read More »