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  • The 17 Funniest Chess Pictures

    The Internet is full of memes and funny pictures for virtually all subjects, including chess. We've already looked at the weirdest chess sets, the best chess GIFs, and the 11 worst chessboard photos. We even found 14 chess couples who fell in ... | Read More

  • 5 Reasons Losing a Chess Game is Good

    No one sets out to lose a chess game. Before the opening moves, chess players want to win, or at least save a draw if winning chances slip away. But losing is part of the game. Even the best players in the world lose. Play enough games and los... | Read More

  • The 10 Weirdest Chess Sets

    The last two weeks, we looked at the chess pieces most and least likely to survive the game. Most of the time, those chess pieces will be the normal Staunton tournament set we all know so well. When playing online, though, you can choose ... | Read More

  • The 5 Craziest Places to Play Chess

    Most chess players have found themselves lost deeply in a game, so consumed by the position on the board — or the tactics brewing in their heads — that they all but ignore their surroundings. Usually these games are played ... | Read More

  • How Bobby Fischer Saved Game of Thrones

    You might know that Bobby Fischer was responsible for creating unprecedented excitement in the United States chess community when he defeated Boris Spassky to win the 1972 world championship over the Soviet Union. Fischer’s victory inspired mi... | Read More


    • Playing Against the Sicilian - Rossolimo Attack

      Hello Chess Fans, Black's strongest weapon against 1.e4 is the Sicilian Defence 1...c4. The Dragon and Accelerated Dragon are Black's most direct counterattacking schemes in the Sicilian, where a fianchettoed bishop on g7 exerts a powerful inf... | Read More

    • Best Chess Set Ever

      At Chess Geeks, we’re driven by a single purpose: to bring you the Best Chess Set Ever in the history of the world.  To make this dream a reality we traveled to the far corners of the earth, examined ancient descriptions of early chess sets, a... | Read More

    • Gibraltar, Zurich, Jerusalem, Reykjavik

      A long period of traveling is behind me. I'm finally back home after attending the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, the Zurich Chess Classic, the European Championship in Jerusalem and the Reykjavik Open. Yes, in just two months I've crossed Eu... | Read More

    • Played my first "rat ho"

      Played my first "ratings whore" or "rat-ho" as I call them.  Here's the jist of what happened. First, about me.  I'm a total hack.  My ratings reflect my skill level.  I hopefully "may" get better with time but fairly certain I'll never appro... | Read More

    • Three D Chess Variant

      Here is a fledging idea, that could take several directions for a chess variant.  You may want to use 3 chess sets per side, and also change certain move patterns.  The concept though is to use: 1. a cube one story high.2. a cube two stories hi... | 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Staunton chessmen

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    The only type of chess set allowed in FIDE events.  In the 1978 World Championship match in Baguio, none of the chess sets shown to Karpov and Korchnoi just before the match were of the Staunton pattern.  Someone had to drive to Manila t... Read More »

  • POW

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    In almost every war with Prisoners of War (POW), POWs have credited chess literally with saving their lives.  Any many POW camps, chess playing was the main diversion.  During World War II, POWs played chess with their German guards to d... Read More »

  • Lewis chessmen

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    Oldest known chess pieces in existence, carved from walrus tusk and whale teeth.   93 pieces were found in a stone chamber in a sand bank on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis in 1831 in the Western Isles off the coast of Scotland. ... Read More »