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WickedKnightWarrior
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  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 1

    When discussing great games, many chess fans always think of slashing attacks and outrageous combinations. While every world-class player tossed out more than a few epic combinations at some point in his career, positional masterpieces are far har... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #59: A Knight Can Stop a Pawn

    Professor: Hello, class. The class offered a measured blah response. Rachel then spoke up. Rachel: What’s planned for today, Professor? Professor: I thought I’d throw it open to the class. Lucian: How about showing what three m... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 4b

    This is the second part of an article (Classic Pawn Structure, Part 4a) that pointed out some structural similarities between the Sicilian Wing Gambit, the French Wing Gambit, and the Benko Gambit. However, the main focus quickly moved to the... | Read More

  • The 11 Worst Chessboard Photos

    The Internet is full of seemingly elegant chess pictures, whether they are stock photographs or staged poses by individuals who want to appear interesting and cerebral. Unfortunately, the chessboard positions in many of these photographs do not ... | Read More

  • Review: The Secret Life of Bad Bishops

    A former team member of mine has a favourite phrase which he likes to sing during blitz sessions with a big grin on his face: "gute Läufer, schlechte Läufer!" Referring to the legendary German grandmaster Wolfgang Uhlmann's similarly titled 1980... | Read More


    • USCL Week 4 preview/predictions

      We managed to climb back into the discussion last week, but with the divisional race extremely tight it's hardly time to let up. Tonight we face off against the struggling New England Nor'Easters. One of the 2010 expansion teams, New England took ... | Read More

    • Agressive Amateur Chess: Intense crisis out of a quiet position

      Just finished a sharp game where I learned a lot :). After some fire I ended up with a rook and 6 pawns against two knights and 4 pawns, enjoy.   To think that a year ago, I always thought endgames are boring :)     The image credit goes ... | Read More

      • ala_
      • | Sep 17, 2014
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    • Endgame Tactics

      Electric Fence Advance (Pawn-Rook Ending)Note how the rook controls the entire d-file. This line of controlled squares acts like an electric fence that the Black king cannot cross. Using a rook to cut off the enemy king like this is a common dev... | Read More

      • redgoo
      • | Sep 17, 2014
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    • Known Traps & Attacks

      The Diagonial Knight TrapThis is a position that is worth remembering as it has considerable practical value. In general, a bishop placed three squares vertically or horizontally from a knight will cover all of the knight's moves in the bishop's d... | Read More

      • redgoo
      • | Sep 17, 2014
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    • Wexford Chess exhibition...!?

      Gorey Guardian - Tuesday, September 16, 2014 by Maria PEPPER (corrected by myself) CHESS players will have a chance to test their skills at an exhibition taking place in the Talbot Hotel on Wednesday, September 24. 2 internationally-rated playe... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Chess

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    Chess is a game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64 square board.The earliest known ancestor of modern chess was an Indian game called Chaturanga, where the knight, King and Rooks moved the same but ... Read More »

  • Robatsch Defence

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    In the Robatsch Defense, named after Karl Robatsch, also known as the Modern Defense, Black allows White to occupy the center with pawns on d4 and e4. Black's hope is to attack and undermine White's "ideal" position without directly attempting to... Read More »

  • pin; a way to win

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    Pins are a way to win because the piece checks the king and the knight, bishop, rook or queen can block it.This is a severe weakness becase if  the pinner is less valueable than the blocker,the pinner can capture the blocker and get a bigger va... Read More »

  • Petroff's Defence

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    Petroff's Defence (or the Russian Game) arises after: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6    There is an interesting trap where white may blunder his Queen away early in the game after: 3. Nxe5 Qe7 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3?? Leads to Nxc3+, and black will win ... 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 »