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    • Establishing a baseline on retention of skills Post hiatus

      Update on the New Imps: Before I get into the main topic, I want to mention how the New Imps is meant to be a support community for those adult chess players seeking improvement where we can share encouragement, ideas and stories as we journey to... | Read More

    • An Unsound Trap in the Boor Attack

      I felt very good about this game as I was playing it. I though i'd found a great trap in the Boor attack variation of the Exchange Slav. It worked very well when I played it but computer analysis after the game showed me it was sound. Black had t... | Read More

      • LearnHard
      • | Dec 21, 2014
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    • Opening,Middle game and End game..

      OPENING : #1 "Move Every Piece Once Before You Move Any Piece Twice" - unless it is required by a tactic.... Believe it or not, most players absolutely cannot follow this guideline no matter how hard they try! #2 "It is usually MUCH bet... | Read More

      • MEV_d_LM
      • | Dec 15, 2014
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    • Top 5 Opening Mistakes Most Chess Players Are Still Making

      Every chess player knows that the goal of the opening is to develop pieces. A player which does it more efficiently and correctly possesses an advantage in the early middle game. Due to development advantage he can start an attack sooner, without ... | Read More

      • MEV_d_LM
      • | Dec 15, 2014
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    • Peering through the amber...

      I recently saw a post by The Great Patzer ( www.thegreatpatzer.blogspot.com) who was looking for what happened to : “A Great deal of people who have enthusiastically blogged in pursuit of higher ratings seem to have left their efforts; while t... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Mathematics and chess

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    The number of possible chess positions after White’s first ply move is 20 (16 pawn moves and 4 knight moves).  There are 400 possible chess positions after two ply moves (first ply move for White followed by first ply move for Black).  Th... Read More »

  • K R MA

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    Okay, I know how it says K R MA, but it really stood for King+Rook Mate. So, what you do is you put your king somewhere in the middle below the rank of the rook, and the other king is one rank above. It's hard to explain, but a diagram might help.... Read More »

  • King and Queens Indians

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    The king and queens indians is aattack a defence and a opening. It starts with a knight moveing the the other then move pawn,pawn,pawn,pawn now all is protcted ecsept the knights now you have a pawn stucture and knight at full use you can use this... Read More »

  • Halloween Gambit

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      Halloween Gambit Moves 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nxe5 ECO C47 Parent Four Knights Game Synonym(s) Müller-Schulze Gambit The Halloween Gambit, also known as the... Read More »