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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 Knockout Blow

    At one time or another, all of us have experienced the agonizing pain of drawing or losing a completely winning position. One move — one millisecond of imprecise thinking — can nullify hours of hard work and inspired play. ... | Read More

  • The Greatest Combinations You've Never Seen

    In this day and age, nary a chess player is unfamiliar with the most famous tactical games of all time: Morphy-Count Isouard, Anderssen-Kieseritzky (The Immortal Game), Anderssen-Dufresne (The Evergreen Game), Glucksberg-Najdorf (The Polish Immort... | Read More

  • The Move You Can't Afford to Miss

    Imagination is a vital component of every attacking player's arsenal. When attacking, it is easy to assume that a certain move or sequence is forced, thereby allowing your opponent to build up a sudden defensive bastion or attain counterplay. In ... | Read More

  • The 10 Chess Pieces Least Likely to Survive a Game

    Most of us have our favorite openings to play, and lots of players know their favorite chess piece. Despite our preferences and best intentions, though, most of the actual pieces on the chessboard don’t survive to the end of the game. Ch... | Read More


    • Chess Trek

      A presentation of a fun game of chess played between robbie_1969 and Miss Sharon Carter.  It features some interesting tactics including a queen sacrifice and what is known in chess as a windmill, where the rook reaches the seventh rank and in co... | Read More

    • Queen Sacrifice ... My Game Against Someone

      For first time i used a learned tactic at this site  That was awesome  :) | Read More

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    • The Légal Chess Trap

      The Légal Trap (also known as The Blackburne Trap, The Légal Pseudo-Sacrifice or The Légal Mate) is an amazing opening trap known for a queen sacrifice followed by checkmate with minor pieces.  It only works if your opponent accepts the queen ... | Read More

    • The Big Deal About Berlin

      In the recent World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand, it became apparent early on that Anand was not willing to allow Carlsen the chance to dominate the contest like he had done in 2013. Instead, Anand employed a c... | Read More

    • Bobby Fischer queen sacrifice ("La partida del Siglo" - variacion)

      "The Chess Game of the CEntury" may have been won by White as demonstrated below: La partida (del Siglo) se pudo haber decidido en menos de un movimiento (como demuestro en la variacion del movimiento 18) a favor de las blancas. | Read More




  • Chess

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    Chess is a world-famous game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64-square board of alternating colors (black and white, or, most commonly, light and dark). The earliest known ancestor of modern chess ... Read More »

  • Sacrifice

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    To voluntarily give up material in the hope of gaining other advantages as compensation. The following is an example of using queen sacrifice to checkmate: Read More »

  • Algebraic notation

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    This article is about Algebric notation.First we will talk about what the pieces mean: K=king Q=queen R=rook B=bishop N=knight when pawns move,only the destination square is described. Here is an example of an opening with algebric notation... Read More »

  • London System

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    The London system is a complex chess system in which white develops his bishop on f4 early on, and subsequently develops a closed game pawn structure that would usually limit the Queen's bishop. It is preferable to develop the Queen's Bishop ear... Read More »

  • Queen's Indian Defense

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    The Queen's Indian Defense (QID) is defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nf62. c4 e63. Nf3 b6 The opening is a solid defense to the Queen's Pawn Game. 3...b6 increases Black's control over the central light squares e4 and d5 by preparing to fianche... Read More »