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  • The One-Two Chess Combo

    Today we are going to continue our analysis of "chess-boxing" combos. According to Wikipedia, in boxing, the one-two combo is a nickname of a jab and cross combo. In chess, the one-two combo starts with a queen jab, which we discussed here. Th... | Read More

  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: Ridiculous Endgame

    Last week, we presented the first part of my intermediate-level blitz chess game, annotated by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili and checked by Stockfish 6, in an effort to learn from my predictably subpar play. Now, let’s proudly conclude th... | Read More

  • The Chess Sucker Punch

    Some time ago, we analyzed a typical combination where the key move resembles an uppercut in boxing. (You can find the article here.) Today we are going to discuss a similar tactical pattern where the main piece is again a rook. In the "chess up... | Read More

  • Do Arbiters Know The Rules Of Chess?

    Some time ago we tried to answer the question "Do Grandmasters Know The Rules Of Chess?" and concluded that sometimes even world-class GMs forget the most basic rules of chess. But what about arbiters (called tournament directors in the U.S.)... | Read More

  • 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


    • Mates Are Rare in Standard Chess

      Actually, you (or your opponent) resign in standard chess before you get mated. However, in my last tournament, the Sparkassen Chess Meeting Open (that ran besides the GM tournament), I even checkmated twice! In the first game I am not sure why... | Read More

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    • Weekly puzzle week 28

      This is the weekly puzzle of week 28, this is the first weekly puzzle. White to move and checkmate in 5:  | Read More

      • vc153415
      • | Jul 6, 2015
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    • Can you play tactics played by a worldchampion? 1

      These are new series, can you play tactics from a worldchampion? In these series you can solve puzzles with tactics played by someone who is/was world chess champion. In this post: Magnus Carlsen, the highest rated player ever. Puzzle 1, white t... | Read More

      • vc153415
      • | Jul 6, 2015
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    • Computer 1 Easy can't Mate!

      Check this link, don't mind how bad I was in the early game but I can't believe the computer didn't checkmate me with a King and Queen for 53 moves! Here it is: (Game was drawn by repetition or the 50 move rule)   http://live.chess.com/live?v=... | Read More

    • I just won and my time out went up

      My time out ratio just went up. All I did was win by checkmate | Read More


Video Lessons



  • 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 »