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  • 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

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #30 - Castling in the Air

    Professor: Hi there, class. I’m wondering if any of you have had an opportunity to castle today. Zephyr: I haven’t even had a chance to play chess yet, Professor. How could I castle? Lucian: Really? You haven’t played chess yet? Well I... | Read More


    • C60 Ruy Lopez

      At the most basic level, White's third move attacks the knight which defends the e5-pawn from the attack by the f3 knight. White's apparent threat to win Black's e-pawn with 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.Nxe5 is illusory—Black can respond with 5...Qd4, forki... | Read More

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    • Chess Strategy

      Introduction to Chess Strategy Beginning chess players discover very quickly that learning how the pieces move is the very tip of the tip of the chess playing iceberg. It's usually sometime during the first several moves of their very first chess ... | Read More

      • PRINCESTER
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    • 10 tips to become a chess champion

      1. LEARN THE MOVES. Each chess piece can move only a certain way. For instance, a pawn moves straight ahead but can only attack on an angle, one square at a time. A knight’s move is L-shaped. The bishop moves at an angle but can move more than o... | Read More

      • PRINCESTER
      • | Jul 3, 2014
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    • Beating the KID with 3.f3

        This is a situation after 2 moves that most chess players will have seen countless times. Note that g6 and not e6 was played on move 2 so this is now a Kings Indian variation and not Nimzowitch. The more commonplace move for white is Nc3, mos... | Read More

    • Full tilt

      0-0-0. Queenside castling - again! I'm in Växjö, a sleepy little Swedish town. Well, it seems sleepy, although I'm told it's a lively student joint outside of the summer. Just my luck: you can have the sun, or fun, but not both. I'm here for a... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Jun 26, 2014
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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 »