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  • The Secret Weapon Of Super Grandmasters, Part 2

    In the first part of this article,  we discussed how Alexey Shirov discovered a beautiful idea during a postmortem analysis of his game vs. GM Azmaiparashvili. Unexpectedly, he got a chance to use a similar idea in the last round of the sam... | Read More

  • How to play like a tactical chess genius (and stop dropping pieces!)

    It is so simple and yet so hard. If you tattoo the following concepts onto your brain you will play strong chess.   When the forces clash always first consider the following concepts: Checkmates Checks Mate Threats Only once this is done con... | Read More

  • Can You Mate in 4 or More?

    Professor: Good afternoon, class. A congenial, but less than enthusiastic response was detectable. Professor: The class tournament is coming up, and so I've invited an eighth member to join our group. Lucian: The tournament starts this weekend,... | Read More

  • How to Understand Pawn Races

    Many beginners tend to assume that pawn endings are easy to master. After all, with material so limited, how hard can it be to untangle the complexities of any given position? The answer, as any endgame maven will tell you, is unequivocal: ... | Read More

  • Horsing around!

    Am I going to write about chess players misbehaving during their games? Not really, at least not this time. In this article I will try to show you that chess can really be beautiful and surprisingly or not, this can be achieved without sacrificing... | Read More


    • puzzle from Karpov game

      checkmate in 4 source: best-seller chess for dummies full game on chessgames | Read More

      • biffrod
      • | Nov 23, 2014
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    • 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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    • How to beat Computer 4-IMPOSSIBLE

      Maybe you've been told that the best way to beat comp 4 (or any other chess engine) is to close the position, make some kind of a fortress and slowly strangle it to death. In other words, try to play positionally, where computers fail to recognize... | Read More

    • Queen Anne's Revenge

      Heroes of Alexandre Dumas, like many educated people of the XVII с., loved the game of chess. Played the Cardinal, and King Louis, his courtiers and, of course, Queen Anne. We can not know in what strength she played. But we know an interesting... | Read More

      • ArturUA
      • | Nov 19, 2014
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    • Interference Theme

      In the following position with about 20 seconds left on the clock, white has to find a rapid checkmate. There is no time to waste picking up the loose knight on c3 since Black can hold the vital e7 square with Re8 and then survive long enough to r... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Minor Pieces Checkmates

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    MINOR Pieces Are Rarely used for mate  It sometimes only used for support mate Im gonna serve you with some puzzle in a position where king is in the Corner/Edge of the board and , we got a few minor pieces(Bishop, Knight, and maybe a Pawn) I thi... 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 »

  • Fool's Mate

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    Fool's mate, also known as the "two-move checkmate," is the quickest possible checkmate in the game of chess. One example consists of the moves leading to the position shown... There are eight slight variations on the pattern — White might p... Read More »

  • tablebase

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    An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of a chess endgame position. It is typically used by a computer chess engine during play, or by a human or computer that is retrospectively anal... Read More »

  • Double Attacks

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    The double attack is a tactic. There are many different types of double attack. One of the types of double attacks is the fork. Another is the disovered attack.         One of the two variations of the discovered attack is the discov... Read More »