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  • Sac A Queen To Find A Mate! A Love Story Video Series

    We all have terrible ideas now and then. Typically, they stem from the crazy urge to sacrifice a piece. Even the best of the best can’t always resist. In fact, this series will pay tribute to those special moments when the game's most powerf... | Read More

  • Louis Paulsen II

         I'd written about Paulsen several times in different places. HERE is my article at Chess.com of which I'll consider this an extension.      Why write more on Louis Paulsen?  I am fascinated with the 19th century and chess during th... | Read More

  • The King Hunt, Revealed

    To me, the term king hunt invariably conjures up an image of a bygone era, when chess was played over coffee and cigars at the Café de la Régence. With defensive tenacity largely considered a hindrance to the game's beauty, spec... | Read More

  • The Two Rook Endings You Must Know

    The study of theoretical endgames is a necessary evil. For most players, it is a rather torturous experience simply because there is no room for innovation or creativity. However, as any strong gandmaster will tell you, there are several th... | Read More

  • Mastering The Queen Sacrifice

    "A queen sacrifice, even when fairly obvious, always rejoices the heart of the chess-lover." -- Savielly Tartakower (1887-1956). Even the most technical, positional-minded player cannot dispute the accuracy of Tartakower's remark. No matter... | Read More


    • Improve your chess : go positional !

      A question from one of my chess students was basically : My blitz results are decreasing, what are less attacking openings to play to get better results ? That is not an easy question to answer, as I believe that all chess players have their open... | Read More

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    • Winning Chess Patterns

      Hello Chess Fans, One of the glaring differences between Master and non-master players is their knowledge and recognition of PATTERNS, which gives them a decisive advantage.  Based on extensive prior knowledge, practice and training it's often... | Read More

    • Queen Sac For Bishop/Pawn Checkmate

      It isn't everyday that you can sacrifice a Queen to pull off a checkmate. It isn't everyday that you can checkmate the opponent's King with a pawn and a Bishop. But today the stars aligned, so let's see if you do what I did: It's certainly the ... | Read More

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      • | Aug 3, 2015
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    • Significant Olympiad milestones in China's path towards becoming World Chess conquerors!

      The great Chinese juggenault has never been more apparent than in recent months. After their national team had won the Tromso 2014 Olympiad event, Chinese players have gone on to seize the top prizes in significant events around the world. Lu Shan... | Read More

      • juniortay
      • | Jul 27, 2015
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    • My queen sacrifice mate in 4

      Thanks for watching i hope you enjoy this one | Read More




  • Queens Knight Defense

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    The Queen's Knight Defense (also known as the Nimzowitsch Queen Pawn Defence or Bogoljubow–Mikenas Defense) is a chess opening defined by the moves: 1. d4 Nc6Unless the game transposes to another opening, the Encyclopedia of Chess Op... Read More »

  • Queens Pawn Game

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    In the most general sense the term Queen's Pawn Game can refer to any chess opening which starts with the move 1.d4. It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4. The name is usually used to describe openings beginning with 1.d4 wher... Read More »

  • Saragossa Opening

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    The Saragossa Opening (or Hempel's Opening) is a chess opening defined by the opening move: 1. c3Since White usually plays more aggressively in the opening, the Saragossa is considered an irregular opening, classified as A00 by theEncyclop... 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 »