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  • 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

  • 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

  • Levitsky

         Meisterdrittel.      It's a curious fact that the informal title of "Master" ("Mаэстро"), the equivalent of today's International Grandmaster that was used in Russia during the late 19th-early twenieth century, was based upon ... | Read More

  • The Chigorin Queen's Gambit: A History, Part 2

    Last week, we examined the origins of the Chigorin Defense at the end of the 19th century.  In the following years, Chigorin used his defense many times and demonstrated its basic themes. Let's look at some of them. Black's play on t... | Read More

  • Problems of the Black Death

         Almost everyone knows of Blackburne's quick assimilation of chess, of his simultaneous exhibitions and of his blindfold skill, but less well known is his talent at both problem solving and problem creating.      Joseph Henry Blackbu... | Read More


    • 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

    • The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian Defence

      The Najdorf Variation in the Sicilian Defense is the most popular line and has been favorited by some of the greatest chess minds that have ever played the game. It is aggressive and yet positional at times. It truly has something for every type... | Read More

      • CrimeZone
      • | Jan 28, 2015
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    • What opening is this?

      If you've read my other blogs you'd know that I often talk about a guy (his name is Ken) that I play with frequently over the board.  Ken used to play the Levistky attack or the Trompowski depending on what I did when he is white.  This used to ... | Read More

      • Daybreak57
      • | Jan 27, 2015
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    • Two Knights Mate... not a set-up.

      This happened in a real game...  Chess really is a game of many faucets. | Read More

      • VuduChile
      • | Jan 26, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Hippophobia

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    It comes from the greek word phobes meaning fear and hippo, which means horse. Hippophobia is the fear of knights. this is generally bad because players with hippophobia will trade bishops for knights when bishops are better. Read More »

  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »