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  • Lasker's Chess Wisdom

    The second world champion in chess history, Emanuel Lasker, was a unique person. Besides being the champion for 27 years (this record will never be beaten for sure!), he was also a famous mathematician and philosopher.  In his prime Lasker ... | Read More

  • The Chess Uppercut

    One of the most intellectual sports, chess, surprisingly has many similarities with one of the most barbaric sports, boxing. In both activities you are basically trying to "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” Today we are going to ... | Read More

  • How To Crush Your Opponent With The King's Gambit

    Novice chess players are exposed to openings like the Fried Liver and the four-move checkmate early on. At the start of any game, the king’s f-pawn is the weakest on the board for either color. Inspired by that belief, the King’s Gambi... | Read More

  • 5 Dumb Things Chess Players Say

    Last week, we had some fun discussing dumb things your non-chess friends say about the game. In chess as in life, turnabout is fair play. It's time to laugh at the silly things chess players themselves say -- and there's certainly no shortage of... | Read More

  • 5 Dumb Things Your Non-Chess Friends Say

    GM Serper recently performed an in-depth criticism of the popular chess movie “Searching For Bobby Fischer,” pointing out bad habits you could pick up if the film were your only source of chess education. Serper also mentions that th... | Read More


    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 05.28.2015 - day 169

      World Champion Boris Spassky won against Scott Coleman in a simul in Reno in 2004: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Gedeon Barcza in Tallinn in 1971: Black to move and mate in 5: Our reader Arindam Rao from Va... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 05.27.2015 - day 168

      World Champion Boris Spassky won against David Borowski in a simul in Reno in 2004: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Anatoly Ufimtsev in the USSR Spartakiad semifinal in Moscow in 1967: Black to move and mate in 4:... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 05.26.2015 - day 167

      Swiss Grandmaster Viktor Kortschnoj won against World Champion Boris Spassky in Saint Petersburg in 1999: Black to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Dragoljub M Ciric in Sarajevo 1966: White to move and mate in 2: Our re... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 05.25.2015 - day 166

      World Champion Boris Spassky won against Gerard Gilquin in Corsica in 1997: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Aleksandrs Koblencs in the USSR in 1965: White to move and mate in 3: Our reader Kevin Green from the ... | Read More

    • Who Killed Your Chess Visual Acuity?

      LS, or Basic Unit of Visual Acuity for Pattern Recognition in Chess Last time we saw that the basics of chess are actually a mindset, a thought process (something that goes true for any domain of human activity). And the basics of the basics, t... | Read More


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  • 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 »

  • Sacrifice

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    To voluntarily give up material in the hope of gaining other advantages as compensation. The following is an example of using queen sacrifice to checkmate: Read More »

  • Algebraic notation

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    This article is about Algebric notation.First we will talk about what the pieces mean: K=king Q=queen R=rook B=bishop N=knight when pawns move,only the destination square is described. Here is an example of an opening with algebric notation... Read More »

  • 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 »