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Haha_Checkmate
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  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #38 - Nine Lives

    Professor: Good afternoon, class. I hope this past week has been spectacular. Zephyr: It was for me. I got to go to a concert. I heard Beethoven’s "Symphony No. 9". It was glorious. Professor: The Ninth Symphony! I wish I could have been ... | 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

  • Fischer, Tal, and the most frequently forgotten chess rule.

    Let me start from the very end of this story. Sousse Interzonal 1967 will always be remembered for Fischer's withdrawal after ten rounds. At that point he had seven wins and three draws. Even though the participants were supposed to play 22 game... | Read More

  • Best of Three Sets: Tennis Players Ju and Esserman in Death Match

    In the 1990s, when Pete Sampras dominated Wimbledon, he would sometimes win entire matches without a rally longer than a few hits. Expect the same this Saturday, as two energetic blitz specialists (and talented tennis players) lace up for Death Ma... | Read More

  • Humans vs. Computers

    Many peoples think, the computers are better than humans. Today I want to speak about that, because I think not! Think a little bit. We (the humans) made the engines, that was one thing, why humans are better.In the next game (I follow in video) ... | Read More


    • MORE Stupid Players...

      So, if your going to use the four move checkmate DON'T LOSE YOUR QUEEN. This is one of the many stupidly stupid games I have played. It was very pathetic as he resigned straight after the loss. I really didn't see that "sacrifice" coming. Here is ... | Read More

    • A Norwegian Adventure

      I just finished the Fagernes International with 7.0/9 and a performance rating of 2770, definitely my best result yet. Remarkably, it was not even enough for first as there was a huge swing in the final round where the other critical game went fro... | Read More

      • Shankland
      • | Apr 20, 2014
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    • Montana Open 2014, Round 5

      The tournament thus far had been a case of strikes and gutters for me, with satisfactory results from uninspiring games on the first day followed by a bad result from an interesting, tough fight on the second. The last round would define my tourna... | Read More

      • MrMayor
      • | Apr 19, 2014
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    • Puzzles from some of my recent games

      A series of puzzles based on tactics which cropped up in some of my games recently. Enjoy! First, a quick and painful mate which was delivered in 15 moves. We join the game at move 12:   Next, getting ready to throw a rook boomerang: ... | Read More

      • john4000
      • | Apr 19, 2014
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    • The Four C's - Ruy Lopez

      I felt it a good idea to examine one of the oldest openings in chess, the Ruy Lopez (or Spanish Game), using the Four C's approach. The idea is to get a sense of where the pieces want and need to move in this particular opening. As we know the f1 ... | Read More

      • LaCiCaDa
      • | Apr 18, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »