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  • Mastering Squares, Part 2

    In part one, I discussed a game that I feel is extremely instructive. There were opening nuances, tactics, and the usual highs and lows. But the main thing that fueled the game’s soul was the existence of two potentially weak squares on e5 a... | 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

  • Mastering Squares, Part 1

    When I have lessons with students, we usually go over their games. Invariably, the student comes to me thinking that the errors in the game are based on blunders, missed tactics, a bad opening, or some form of positional atrocity. Of course, thes... | Read More

  • 13 Songs With Chess Lyrics

    Chess and music have been linked throughout history. Both of these cerebral pursuits live at the intersection of science and art, and both are breeding grounds for amazing geniuses and prodigies. The logic, structure, and meaning of music can ... | Read More


    • A mysterious rook lift

      Unusual moves and psychology in chess can go hand in hand from time to time. In this game I played a weird looking rook lift, and after that the opponent started making mistakes. In the end the rook had the last say :-) | Read More

      • achja
      • | Jan 28, 2015
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    • Game Analysis #1: Good Plans, Bad Calculation

      Recently my chess knowledge has grown quite a bit, but my application of that knowledge hasn't always been so successful.  In the last year I've learned a ton about evaluation, openings, planning, pawn structure, attacking, and so on, but haven't... | Read More

      • SJFG
      • | Jan 27, 2015
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    • Opposition and Critical Squares

      The following exercises are for the students of KLA Chess Club, a title I, charter public school located in San Diego, CA. Chess is offered as an everyday class We will be practicing some basic end game positions. By practicing the endgame, this ... | Read More

    • Prodigy Program - February 2015 Registration Open!

      This is a fully updated article regarding Chess.com University's Prodigy Program. Please read this post in its entirety if you are a new student or a prospective student wanting to join the program in February. Most importantly, registration for a... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Jan 27, 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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  • Fool's Mate

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    Fool's mate, also known as the "two-move checkmate," is the quickest possible checkmate in the game of chess. One example consists of the moves leading to the position shown... There are eight slight variations on the pattern — White might p... Read More »

  • Castling

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    Castling is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn.  Castling can only occur if there are no pieces standing between the king and the rook.  Neither king nor rook may have moved from its original position.... Read More »

  • 2 rooks checkmate

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    A checkmate is where you force the enemy in such a way that the enemy king has nowhere to go. Now, a two rook checkmate is an easy way of winning. First, you block the escapade route of the enemy king with one of your rooks. Then you give check t... Read More »

  • kings cryochaber

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    well, lets continue what we were at- more ways to win. well, the topics kings cryochaber. the topic means, of course, the positive way of attackind and defending kings. So go along wth the moves: e4 e5 ng3 nf6 (the next moves carries your own gam... Read More »

  • Pawn

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    The new pawn move, advancing two squares on its first move instead of one, was first introduced in Spain in 1280.  Starting a game by making two pawn moves before the opponent moved was common in Germany and Holland up to the 16th century, and st... Read More »