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  • Combinative Chess

    "Chess"  circa 1913by Annti Favén       "A combination is a tactical maneuver in which you sacrifice material to obtain an advantage, or at least to improve your position.   So, strategy then, is your general plan, while tactics are your... | Read More

  • Shadow Pictures of the Vienna Players

         The Vienna Chess Tournament of 1898, one of many tournaments sponsored by Albert von Rothschild, ran from May 31 to July 25 and was played at the Vienna Chess Club.  It attracted many strong and now-famous masters. Tarrasch and Pillsb... | Read More

  • Lionel Kieseritzky

          The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France.  In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire.   Dorpat lay in Livonia... | Read More

  • Q&A: Opening Prep And Troll Attacks

    QUESTION: Taylor_chess85 asked: “I would like to understand the type of games I am interested in playing. I am a beginner, and I thought that maybe I might make a database of every game certain people played with a certain opening. My idea is ... | Read More

  • Positional Attacks Book (February 2014)

    Positional Attacks The third installment of the best-selling series of attack books - Formation Attacks, Formation Attack Strategies, and now, Positional Attacks is another 500 page book, full of great attack information with 533 fabulous attack ... | Read More

    • SGFI National 2014

      In 2014 I played my first and last School games National level tournament.I played three games against low rated players and i lost in two games .That time my elo level was about 1300 . I was not know chess openings and how to calculate etc. So it... | Read More

      • Ncxd5_2
      • | Nov 25, 2015
    • Watch your Queen

      This game is targeted at young players who use or think that when you move your powerful Queen leave their opponents with fear. This Serious Chess Players Tournament game faced the Master Candidate Celio Oliveira (black pieces) where it raised it... | Read More

      • DaPazz
      • | Nov 21, 2015
    • Chess Lessons Can Be Murder | A Book Review

      Chess and murder: do they go hand-in-hand? Hollywood has produced several films in which chess plays the central role in a murder mystery. Books of the same type or a little harder to come by. That is why I was excited when I came across Even De... | Read More

    • 2015 Robert P. Smith Memorial, Round 3

      This week I had Black again against another A player,  though he had upset a strong expert in the previous round. Based on a game a teammate had played against him at the league last weekend, I prepared a little, hoping to reach a favorable isola... | Read More

    • IM Yaacov Norowitz Teaches Harmony in Chess (Part 2)

      Hello, This is IM Yaacov Norowitz with the second installment of Harmony in Chess. If you haven't seen the first edition yet, just click here.  As you may know, I have a unique approach to chess, which I use in my own games as well as to teach... | Read More

      • Yaacovn
      • | Nov 16, 2015

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 »