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  • 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

  • Rudolf Spielmann, the Lethal Gentleman!

    Rudolf Spielmann was born in Vienna on May 5, 1883, and he learned how to play chess at a very young age. Reti, in his classic book Masters of the Chessboard, said this: “He learned to play while still a boy and was exhibited in public as ... | Read More

  • Blunders in Modern Play, Part 2

    Today's article is the continuation of the topic of Blunders in Modern Play. Last week we went over the examples of opening blunders from the World Cup tournament. Today I would like to concentrate on one example that features the position from a ... | Read More

    • david vs. goliath : an important lesson learnt

      I played an online game against 1800+ player here which taught me a important lesson . it was something which made me to understand that chess is not about material equality alone.   it was about positional value of the material. many times, we... | Read More

    • The KID is alright (Fianchetto Variation)

      While technically an A53 Old Indian Defence, the following game is merely my attempt at a Kings Indian D against a stronger opponent ..... which transposes to the Kings Indian Fianchetto Variation. The pressure is on with both of my knights gunn... | Read More

    • Queen sacrifices and its psychology

      The queen is a powerful piece with lots of admirers. Many bow for her and handle her with respect. The king is a loser, needs protection all the time, except in the endgame where the king can free himself and do all the crazy things. Looking at ... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Mar 15, 2014
    • Fresh memories - Qxf6 queen sacrifice

      After my recent happy queen sac on f6 I played another game where I "smelled" the possibility of a queen sac coming up ... on f6 ! Two queen sacs on f6 within a few weeks time. This time I was convinced to be winning, but my opponent ended thi... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Mar 11, 2014
    • Fascinating Fischer -part 1

                                                       Hello Readers, In my first blog under DHLC label, I want to highlight a beautiful game of chess wizard Bobby Fischer. In fact ,I would like to run a se... | Read More

      • udb_1993
      • | Jan 7, 2014
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  • 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 »

  • 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 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 »

  • Petroff's Defence

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    Petroff's Defence (or the Russian Game) arises after: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6    There is an interesting trap where white may blunder his Queen away early in the game after: 3. Nxe5 Qe7 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3?? Leads to Nxc3+, and black will win ... Read More »