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  • Lasker's Chess Wisdom

    The second world champion in chess history, Emanuel Lasker, was a unique person. Besides being the champion for 27 years (this record will never be beaten for sure!), he was also a famous mathematician and philosopher.  In his prime Lasker ... | Read More

  • The 5 Best Computer Chess Engines

    Computers are the future of chess. Almost everyone agrees on that. But the statement doesn’t go far enough. By and large, computers are also the present of chess. With the question of man vs. machine long-ago settled over the chessboard,... | Read More

  • 5 Grandmaster Tips To Improve Your Tactics!

    Do you find yourself getting a good position only to spoil it by missing a simple tactic?  How about getting a promising attack but failing to find a forced mate or win of material?  I hope these five simple tips will help to sharpen your tacti... | Read More

  • Pawn Endgames: A Practical Guide

    Let us begin with a small challenge. Take a look at the following diagram: It is the starting position, stripped of all pieces except kings. If you managed to examine it without a yawn, eye roll, or grimace, you have passed the test . ... | Read More

  • Classic Combinations

    This new series is all about attacking chess, combinations and fun. And all of them are in puzzle form (some easy, some difficult) so you can see how your tactical IQ stands up to the old, sometimes forgotten greats. And, if you learn a tiny bit ... | Read More


    • King and Pawn Endgames - The Rule of the Square

      Hello Chess Fans, King and Pawn Endgames are described by GM Emanual Lasker "As one of the most important endgames to MASTER, since most games have the potential of coming down to a king and pawn after the exchange of pieces."  Being able... | Read More

    • Branko - Eventualy

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    • Who Killed Your Chess Visual Acuity?

      LS, or Basic Unit of Visual Acuity for Pattern Recognition in Chess Last time we saw that the basics of chess are actually a mindset, a thought process (something that goes true for any domain of human activity). And the basics of the basics, t... | Read More

    • I'm going for top 1000! Believe it! New Tactics Trainer Goal!

      I'm going to post here from time to time to mark down some hours I do for Tactics Trainer.  I'm setting the goal to be ranked in the top 1000 players on the site for tactics, which means I have to bring my 2000 tactics trainer rating (rank 4500)... | Read More

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    • The Rook on the Seventh

      Q: Where is the best place for a rook? A humurous player might answer this:                   ... or this for the opponent:     But the best place for the rook (not including a checkmating position) is the seventh rank.... | Read More

      • coolthing
      • | May 24, 2015
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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 »