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  • Do Grandmasters Know The Rules Of Chess?

    If the title of the article sounds ridiculous, don't rush to a conclusion. I'll try to prove that sometimes even very strong chess players forget the basic rules of chess. Let's talk about castling. Do you remember when it is legal and when it... | Read More

  • The Man Who Wouldn't Castle

    knightmagic (1641) - bencikm (1725), ChessCube Game 2011 (1 hour each for whole game) 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f3 White is intending to make use of the very sharp English Attack, which usually starts with 6.Be3. However... | Read More

  • What is your real rating?

                        I felt bad for all those people (non rated) in chess tournaments so this article is about them! This article shows what is your real rating suppose to be?               0-500 rating If you lost many games... | Read More


    • Women in Chess: The #sexisminchess Controversy

      Women in Chess: The #sexisminchess Controversy   It’s been a big week for chess news in the mainstream media with the “Wesley So making notes” saga, Nigalidze’s phone-wrapped-in-toilet-paper scandal and now Nigel Short is being accused ... | Read More

      • schevannes
      • | Apr 22, 2015
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    • Chess Plan for Beginners

      The Sole Purpose of this blog is to inform beginners the importance of creating a plan and try to help beginners create a plan that can help them improve their chess. The plan can be simple, easy, and suited to their individual needs. Backgrou... | Read More

    • Chess960 - Castling

      I've just started playing Chess960, found it interesting ofcourse, for it really forces me to analyze the position and forget about standard already x times seen moves. Now, the pieces are randomly placed meaning King is usually stuck somewhere. ... | Read More

      • Lolada
      • | Mar 1, 2013
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    • JJ talk #2

      Finally, I learnt how to castle. This video clip helped me alot. I feel like I am a student taking online chess class. lol. anyway, Enjoy =) | Read More

      • SweetestJJ
      • | Feb 22, 2012
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    • Chess960

      Anybody whose familiar with this variant chess? I just want to know the mechanics on how to castle. I read an article in Wikipedia but it seems like not so consistent with the rule. Also on how to determine the starting position. | Read More

      • bongcanon
      • | Jul 22, 2011
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  • Mark's Opening

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    Mark's Opening is a chess opening characterized by the moves 1   d4  Nf6 2 Nc3   d5 3 Bf4   This position can also be reached by transposition (the move order isn't important). The advantages of the opening include fast piece develo... 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Chess960

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    Chess960 (Fischer random) is a chess variant created by Bobby Fischer where the pieces on the back rank are randomized, there are 960 possible starting possitions, hence the name Chess960 As you can see the pawns a still on rank 2/7 but the piece... Read More »

  • Lasa, Tassilo von Heydebrand und der

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    Baron Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa (von der Lasa) was born on October 17, 1818 in Berlin, Germany.  He studied law in Berlin and Bonn, Germany. In 1837, he was one of the seven co-founders of the Berlin Chess School (the Berlin Pleiades),... Read More »