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  • Clash of Champions: Steinitz vs Lasker

    As we move along in our exploration of the endgames that defined the battles for the world championship, we come to the 1894 match between Emanuel Lasker and Wilhelm Steinitz, which took place in New York, Philadelphia, and Montreal. In the year... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, July 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Dubai Heights “As a chess journalist I have travelled quite a lot and I have seen many interesting places. The farthest to th... | Read More

  • Living Chess

         Chess has had some difficulty throughout the years in presenting itself as a form of public entertainment. There has been some isolated cases where chess made good TV and even a few instances where chess was limelighted and managed to ca... | Read More

  • The Chess Terminator, Part Two

    Last week, we left our amicable chess terminator at a position where his opponent set a devilish trap for him. Many of you, my dear readers, correctly found the refutation of the trap. In his book, Tal wrote that White's move (25.Rd2) made him ver... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #49 - Happy Independence Day!

    Professor: Happy Independence Day, Class! Lucian: You mean happy July Fourth, don’t you? Zephyr: They’re the same day. Thomas: That’s the way the Founding Fathers planned it. Zephyr: Maybe the Founding Mothers had the sam... | Read More


    • Indie game

      6 hours to go and there's a debate on whether to bring the knight to f3 or use the 4 pawn attack. Tell us what you think right below. | Read More

      • tdrgchess
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    • Hot vs cold

      Will icy claws freeze the Burning King or will the hot fire breath melt the Frozen Crown? Currently the black team is about to make a move and I am guessing that a good strategy would be to do n takes d5 so the knight takes the pawn and keeps mo... | Read More

      • tdrgchess
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    • Book Review: Mating the Castled King by Danny Gormally (Ebook)

      NOTE: This review is part of a three part series reviewing the Forward Chess app for chess ebooks, this book, and Techniques of Positional Play by Bronznik and Terekhin. Forward Chess Review Techniques of Positional Play Review Mating the Castl... | Read More

    • Knights Nightmare

      Use knights wisely | Read More

      • manolopr5
      • | Jul 12, 2014
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    • Declutter - Keep or Go? Part 2

      I'm trying to declutter and plan on donating some books to the local school system. So the question for each of the books is keep for myself, donate to the school system, donate to more advanced players, or trash?Everything else: How to Reassess ... | 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 »