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  • The Master’s Bulletin, December 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Carlsen-Anand “This Bulletin focuses on the World Championship — especially the featured article and the opening articl... | Read More

  • Eight Is Enough

    Professor: Good afternoon, class. Are you ready for some chess? Three quarters of the students expressed a certain readiness. One quarter didn't. Rachel: I think all eight of us are ready, professor. Zephyr: Eight? Are there really that many... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 13

    These games might or might not be masterpieces; the criterion for this series is that they taught me an extremely important lesson(s) that made me well rounded and much stronger. I’m hoping that these games will teach you the same lessons, t... | Read More

  • How to Mate Your Opponent

    How to Mate Your Opponent   "Winning Chess" by Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld gave the following three quotes that inspired this presentation: As soon as a true thought has entered our mind, it gives a light which makes us see a crowd of o... | Read More

  • 5 Great Chess Books For Beginners

    Like it or not, holiday gift-shopping season is now upon us, at least according to the ubiquitous calendar of commerce.  Instead of being trampled by unruly deal-seekers at big box retail stores, you can shop online and still get somet... | Read More


    • Avenues of Attack: Cut Them Open or Cut Them Off?

      The secret of war lies in the communications. –Napoleon Bonaparte In a combat situation when lives are on the line, the lines of communications may mean life or death. Open and secure lines of communication are vital for any (military, chess... | Read More

    • Power in Check: chess n US Presidency

      Chess has influenced the American presidency since the administration of George Washington. While a game replete with Kings and Queens might at first seem antithetical to democratic leadership, commanders-in-chief have continually appreciated ches... | Read More

    • When two pawns on the seventh aren't stronger than a rook

      It is commonly accepted that two connected passed pawns on the 6th and/or 7th ranks are stronger than a rook. But there are always exceptions. Here they are no stronger than the rook, and a last-minute mistake by my opponent allowed the rook to pr... | Read More

    • JVQZLUIS vs. lebesgue72: French defense: 12/17/14

      Hi! This is a game I recently played here, live. It's been a while since I've played or posted. There's a deployment of the white bishop in the beginning that I'm unsure of. I wonder if I should have considered queen checks on the e-file more than... | Read More

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    • "Curved Rifle" Chess Playing Style

      This is the sequel to 'When Chess was Art' and a reminder that we may have forgotten the artistic side of chess in this era of robotic and uninspiring chess reigned by chess engines and a Champion who is also playing computer-like. * * * We are ... | Read More


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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Chess960

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    Chess960 (Fischer random) is a chess variant created by Bobby Fischer where the pieces on the back rank are randomized, there are 960 possible starting possitions, hence the name Chess960 As you can see the pawns a still on rank 2/7 but the piece... Read More »

  • Checkmate

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    Checkmate (frequently shortened to mate) is a situation in chess in which one player's king is in check and there is no way to remove that threat; it is a check from which there is no legal move to remove check through either capturing the pie... Read More »