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    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

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      • | Mar 23, 2014
    • How I Became Interested In Chess

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      • Forbidium
      • | Mar 15, 2014
    • STEP 1: Capturing en passant

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    • Chess definitions of tems

      Accept To take an offered piece, as in the King's Gambit Accepted opening 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4. See also "Decline". Active An aggressive move, line of play, or position. When mentioned in regards to a playing style, it indicates sharp or tactical t... | Read More

    • First game in internet cafe on Valentine - Bright Beginner

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      • | Feb 15, 2014
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  • En passant

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    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square. En passant may only... Read More »