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  • Morphy's Sacrifices Explained

    Whether you like it or not, Paul Morphy is almost invariably remembered for his brilliant victory over the Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard in 1858 (refresh your memory here). And for good reason! However, while Morphy indeed conducted a bril... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #41 - Ryan's Quad

    Professor: Good afternoon, class. I trust you’ve had an eventful week of chess. Lucian: I certainly did. I played tons of blitz at the Marshall Chess Club. Zephyr: I was busy studying. I read a section on open files in Jeremy Silm... | Read More

  • Hannibal Lecter Presents: Readers' Questions

    Due to the crash of my website email address (which has finally been fixed), I didn’t look at my business letters for a month and a half. There were about 60 waiting for me. One was from a guy that wanted me to give him a study program that feat... | Read More

  • Informant 118 Cobra Unveiled Today

    A big day! Carlsen's era has started but the time has come also for the brand new periodical,  Chess Informant 118 Cobra edition! Few days ago,  after the dramatic fourth game of the World Championship match between Vishy Anand and Magnus Carls... | Read More

  • The Michigan Fall International, Part 2

    I left you last week in Dearborn, Michigan, where I was playing in the Third Fall Festival, a strong international tournament. After five rounds I had 3.5 points, having faced three grandmasters. I had won in the second round as Black against the ... | Read More


    • Barely Légal

      Légal's mate is one of the most famous traps of all time, if not the most. This is for good reason - the queen sacrifice so early in a game is such a bold and beautiful move.  I have always been impressed by the trap and have often wondered if t... | Read More

    • Queen Sacrifice in Kings Indian Defense - Kingside attack

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    • Shocking Queen Sacrifice

      Hello guys! Welcome to my continuation of my blog posts. Today I will show you a game played today against a good player. I reached a very comfortable position, but my opponent found some compensation and tried to equalise. However, I sacrificed m... | Read More

    • The Master's Bulletin: January-May 2014

      Hi all, In this second blog post I want to share some information on the latest issues of The Master's Bulletin, one of my main projects here at Chess.com besides providing daily news coverage. It has become a really nice magazine, I must ... | Read More

    • The Power of Garry Kasparov!!

      Here is an instructive game from 1994, played in Munich Kramnik-Kasparov We will see how beautifully Garry Kasparov played a Queen Sacrifice for a positional advantage and finding the perfect squares for his pieces.      Here are a few ti... | Read More




  • Chess

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    Chess is a game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64 square board.The earliest known ancestor of modern chess was an Indian game called Chaturanga, where the knight, King and Rooks moved the same but ... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Mating Patterns

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    Hi! This is Chessking47 (or CK47) writing about Mating Patterns. First, Anastasia's Mate.              I hope you enjoyed that cute mate. Now, the mate can be applied more strikingly. Combine decoy and clearance sacrifice. ... Read More »

  • mating combinations

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    More violence in this page of chessopedia,(a game of chess)as you learn some more ways of killing the enemy king.Most of these ideas involve sacrifices,and very often, queen sacrifices. when you attack the enemy king in a way that you let him esc... Read More »

  • 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 »