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  • The Little Chess Village, Part II

     n 1616 Augustus of Brunswick‑Lüneburg, writing as Gustavus Selenus in his work, "Das Schach- oder König-Spiel," tells of his visit to Ströbeck where he encountered three types of chess being played.  One was the Mediæval Chess, which ... | Read More

  • 5 Grandmaster Tips To Improve Your Strategy

    In my last article, I gave you five tips to improve your tactics.  If you did your homework and practiced your tactics (either Tactics Trainer, or my Chess Genie app) you will see the benefits right away! However, learning strateg... | Read More

  • A Walk on the Wild Side, Part II

        The Traxler Counter Attack         With best play, does Black have a chance with 1.e4  e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 ?      In Part I we examined White's response 5. d4      White's two most common responses however ... | Read More

  • Tactical Patterns You Must Know Video Series

    In this video series, IM Daniel Rensch is here to educate us all on some chess fundamentals. You will want to go through these courses more than once. This video series will cover everything from basic tactical patterns to complex mating nets. T... | Read More

  • Tactics Or Positional Play? The Ladies Return!

    I’ve long insisted that the best way to improve (aside from playing stronger players) is to look at reams of master games. Most games between titled players have some important lesson hiding behind the moves, and I decided to make it easy fo... | Read More


    • Basic tips for people rated under 500

      I'm not a very strong chess player but I'll help those who are very new to chess. First of all, control the center. Those are e4, e5, d4, d5. Develop your pawns and minor peices first like knights and bishops and then majors like rooks and queen. ... | Read More

      • kkarla
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    • The Amateur's Mind - Bishop vs Knight Imbalances

      Hello Chess Fans,   Welcome back to the continuation of Bishop vs Knight Imbalances from the book The Amateur's Mind.  To fully learn the concepts, I recommend you get the book and follow along.  This series is not intended as a substitute f... | Read More

    • My First FIDE Rated Classical Time Control Tournament!

      In the past few months I was checking Slovenian Chess Federation website and noticed there's a FIDE rated Tournament in Ljubljana, with classical time control, 90 minutes for 40 moves and additional 30 minutes for the rest. Also with a Fischer tim... | Read More

      • MSC157
      • | Jun 28, 2015
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    • My Games #11: English and Spanish Waters

      We played 3 blitz games (3|2 unrated) in the live chess arena. I won 2-1. The opponent (freffref) is 2046 rated. Here are my wins analysed. English Four Knights Spanish Worrall Attack Check out my other blog posts! | Read More

      • Haggard-CC
      • | Jun 26, 2015
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    • Member Analysis: Isolated Queen Pawn

      Today we have a special treat. Arka2507 asked me to give him some advice on playing with the Isolated Queen Pawn. Arka was brave enough to give me a game to review where he lost. My job is to review it and determine how he can improve. Let's all t... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Jun 26, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • The Four Knights Opening

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    The Four Knights is one of the most popular openings in the world. It has been used millions of times by amateurs and grandmasters alike. The Four Knights opening is fairly simple, starting with 1. e4 e5, then bringing the four knights out onto th... Read More »

  • Shogi

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    Shogi is the Japanese form of Chess. It has been evolving in a different direction as international Chess for more than 1000 years, however, and its history contains many Shogi variants, some even still played today. Modern Shogi is played on a 9x... Read More »

  • Maties

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    Hello you are going to see funny checkmates that I and other people will put in here like mate in two and other fun checkmates with rooks, kings, knights,bishops, pawns, and queens. Read More »

  • Italian Game

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    'Italian game' refers to any game that follows after the sequence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4. This includes both the Two Knights Defense (3. ...Nf6) and the Giuoco Piano (3. ...Bc4). 'Italian Game' is more accurate than Giuoco Piano, since this lite... 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 »