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    • conditional moves

      What is a conditional move and who makes that move, the computer or is it programed by the player ? | Read More

      • move_true
      • | Jan 20, 2015
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    • Adventures and rook sacrifices on my way to 1800 (Online) 通信チェスで1800を超える

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      • Oraoradeki
      • | Dec 2, 2013
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    • Blunder leading to Mate in 4?!

      I am just a beginner player but I find somewhat funny writing chess blog reflecting on some of the games I play and analyze. That is interesting how sometimes blunder moves lead to victory. Of course that won't work with GMs and even casual pl... | Read More

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      • Mbretnesha
      • | May 10, 2013
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    • Mysterious moves

      In one of my chess games I made some conditional moves & then while I was away from the computer 4 moves were made without my making the moves.  Has anyone experienced this?  Is there a setting that I need to change or is it a programming f... | Read More

      • flinzner
      • | Oct 11, 2012
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    • erik
    • | Jan 20, 2008
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    Shogi is the Japanese form of Chess. It has been evolving in a different direction as international Chess for more than 1000 years, however, and its history contains many Shogi variants, some even still played today. Modern Shogi is played on a 9x... Read More »

  • Saemisch, Friedrich

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    Friedrich Saemisch (1896-1975) was born in Berlin, he was awarded the title of International Grandmaster in 1950.  In 1921, he won the first Austrian chess championship.  Loser of more games of chess on time than any other master.  In 1959 at L... 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 »

  • Castling

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    Castling is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn.  Castling can only occur if there are no pieces standing between the king and the rook.  Neither king nor rook may have moved from its original position.... 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 »