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  • The King's Gambit: A History

    With last week's column, we reached the end of my series on endgames, "Without the Lady." It has been an interesting journey through one of chess's most mysterious and underappreciated domains -- but the end has come. I now begin a new column co... | Read More

  • Bobby Fischer's Beautiful Bishops

    Bobby Fischer was one of the most well-rounded players in history. He was at once a tactical wizard and a positional genius, a theoretical expert and a peerless endgame player. He was essentially unbeatable in match play largely because his oppo... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, November 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Gelfand the Great There was one top GM who played the Baku Grand Prix, the Tashkent Grand Prix ánd the Petrosian Memorial (Novemb... | Read More

  • How To Save Yourself With Stalemate

    In online blitz chess (and especially in bullet), resignation is largely frowned upon. Indeed, with so little time remaining, there is always a possibility that your opponent will make a disastrous blunder, an unfortunate mouse slip, or &mdas... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions Finale: Carlsen vs. Anand

    After winning the Mexico City tournament in 2007, Viswanathan Anand had become the world champion. Anand defended his title for a first time by defeating Vladimir Kramnik in the 2008 match held in Bonn, Germany, He again defende... | Read More


    • Improving

      I have recently taken a new approach to playing chess. In the past trying different approaches and variations of the same approach has worked to steadily improve my game. Like making endgame study the main element I use to train in the recent pas... | Read More

    • Carlsen retains World Chess Championship in Socho

      It was closer than in Chennai but in the end we had the same winner of the match: Magnus Carlsen defeated Viswanathan Anand to defend his title of World Champion of Chess. Magnus was leading by 1 point of difference after first 4 games. Game #5 s... | Read More

    • Vishy's Brilliancy

      Yesterday, I watched Anand fail to regain his title. I expected Carlsen to win, but I wanted one absolutely brilliant win from Vishy along the way—something to hold Vishy’s head high on the plane home.  Over the board, despite his one win, th... | Read More

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    • Team Chess: Practice 11/24/14

      This game was played during practice today. Two people played each color, alternating each turn (e.g. I played Black on moves 2, 4, 6...). No communication of any type was allowed. It was difficult to guess the teammate's intentions as well as the... | Read More

    • From Patzer to...(2)

      As luck would have it the Virginia Chess Federation's "David Zofchak Memorial Open" would be held in Norfolk over the weekend of November 22,23, 2014. I had played in an open Quad tourney in Virginia Beach back in the spring, a one day thing wher... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Zugzwang

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    Pronounced "tsoog-tsvung", Zugzwang is a German word meaning "obligation to move".  The term is used for a position in which whoever has the move would obtain a worse result than if it were the opponent’s turn to play. A player is said to b... Read More »

  • brige

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    the brige a rook and king endgame Read More »

  • tablebase

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    An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of a chess endgame position. It is typically used by a computer chess engine during play, or by a human or computer that is retrospectively anal... Read More »

  • endgame positions

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    Most endgame positions are tough.You should play easy endgames first.2 rook  or 2 queens are the easiest.More difficult is Q&K mate and the rook and king mate.Even more tough is the pawn and king mate.This is the last and the difficultest par... Read More »

  • Checkmate

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    Checkmate (frequently shortened to mate) is a situation in chess in which one player's king is in check and there is no way to remove that threat; it is a check from which there is no legal move to remove check through either capturing the pie... Read More »