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  • How To Play A Counterblow

    The ability to recover after a tactical oversight is a difficult skill to master. Indeed, the temptation to panic after blundering an ostensibly crushing sacrifice or combination is overwhelming. It is the mark of a strong, experienced player to r... | Read More

  • The Smith-Morra Gambit: A History, Part 2

    Last week, we examined the origins of the Smith-Morra Gambit.  As the Smith-Morra began to encounter strong players, a variety of different responses developed. In the early days, declining the gambit was actually quite popular. In fact, ... | Read More

  • 6 Chess Moves You Have To Play Before You Die

    The idea of a “bucket list” is not a new one. It’s an age-old concept to compile a list of things you’d like to do before you “kick the bucket,” or pass away. Unlike traveling the world or buying your dream ho... | Read More

  • Mikhail Tal's Chess Boomerang

    The game we are going to analyze today is quite typical for the style of Mikhail Tal. It features sacrifices, crazy attack and a lot of fun! Also, as it happened to many Tal's sacrifices, it was proven incorrect.  Of course it took "only" a... | Read More

  • The Two-Knight Advantage

    Two active bishops working in tandem are a mighty force. Indeed, the bishop's long range enables it to dominate vast swaths of the board, and to simultaneously play both a defensive and an attacking role. While the power of two bishops is... | Read More


    • How to play chess:

      This is a guide how to play chess: 1. Introductory Matters. [+] 1.1. A Short Guide to the Site. [+] 1.2. Rationale for the Project. [+] 1.3. The Elements of Tactics: A Primer. [+] 1.4. Notation; Jargon; the Look of the Site; Hard Copies. [+]... | Read More

      • raphaff24
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    • I beat Computer Impossible

      I just beat Computer -4 Impossible in 5 | 0 My record is officially 11-770   below is the game with light commentary:     If you made it this far, congrats. White has a classic Knight vs Bishop dominating position. The advantage became c... | Read More

      • linlaoda
      • | Jan 29, 2015
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    • Don't be "Karpov'd": How to Combat the Minority Attack

      Don't let this happen to you:  White (Karpov) risked nothing, because he was able to exchange off many pieces; so he did not have to worry about any Kingside attack. All Karpov had to do was squeeze and prod his opponent's weaknesses. Not a situ... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Jan 29, 2015
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    • Restriction: IMSA vs. Benet Academy

      Max and I have been playing for years, and I've lost every game against him. They have been tough, fun matches, but it would be nice to win for once. This was my senior year and I had a last shot at beating him. I was very close, but… alas, wh... | Read More

    • Improving at Chess Tactics - train the visual and the logical

      There is both a visual and a logical piece to chess, and both need to be trained.   Beginners need to know basic tactical motifs -- both what they look like (visual), and how they work (logical).  For the visual piece they need to know, for exa... | Read More

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Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Chess

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    Chess is a world-famous game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64-square board of alternating colors (black and white, or, most commonly, light and dark). The earliest known ancestor of modern chess ... Read More »

  • Minor Pieces Checkmates

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    MINOR Pieces Are Rarely used for mate  It sometimes only used for support mate Im gonna serve you with some puzzle in a position where king is in the Corner/Edge of the board and , we got a few minor pieces(Bishop, Knight, and maybe a Pawn) I thi... 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 »