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  • Shadow Pictures of the Vienna Players

         The Vienna Chess Tournament of 1898, one of many tournaments sponsored by Albert von Rothschild, ran from May 31 to July 25 and was played at the Vienna Chess Club.  It attracted many strong and now-famous masters. Tarrasch and Pillsb... | Read More

  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Never Good'

    Chess.com fans have marveled at my uncanny ability to play pathetic chess, and yet win all the same. That won’t be the case today. Unlike the first two games featured in this column, this next game boasts the logical and just conclusion of... | Read More

  • Chess Tactics And The Hookah

    A Superior Tactician Chess.com member Mzeekimaro wrote: “I am a big fan of you and your chess books. I am rated 1581 by FIDE. I want to be very good at tactics. What do you recommend I do? I want to be labeled as a superior tactician.&rdqu... | Read More

  • Lasker's Queen's Gambit Declined

    The second world champion, Emanuel Lasker, is a difficult one to include in this series, but it must be done. There is hardly any opening to which he is closely attached. He played a wide variety of solid, "common-sense" openings, w... | Read More

  • How To Attack In Modern Chess

    Computers continually change the way we play chess. The reports about new cases of computer cheating are a sad reality these days. We already discussed the many way computers affect chess in this series of articles: (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 an... | Read More


    • MI ANDALUCÍA, MI CÓRDOBA.... Desde Alicante.

      ESTE BLOG ESTÁ DEDICADO A TODOS LOS CORDOBESES Y RESTO DE ANDALUCES, Y EN MAYOR MEDIDA A TODOS AQUELLOS QUE POR CUALQUIER RAZÓN HAYAN TENIDO QUE SALIR DE ESTAS MARAVILLOSAS TIERRAS.    PACO DE LUCIA. "Entre dos aguas"   MEDINA AZAHARA. ... | Read More

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    • X-Ray Tactics

      Hello Chess Fans, Grab your X-Ray glasses and shield yourself with a lead apron as we venture into strengthening your tactical training in attacking and defending with X-Ray Tactics.  Like Superman's ability to see through objects, X-Ray Tac... | Read More

    • CCD - Second Branch - 3.Nf3

      Second Key Point of the Opening: "White's move 3" *** Directed to Beginners *** The main moves I will cover will be the ones in the below chart. If your opponent plays another move which is not on the chart. It is probably a bad move. Which mean... | Read More

    • My 1st profile

      I have Muscular Dystrophy. Since I cant use my hands I use camera mouse to move my cursor. Ive been playing chess since I was 14yrs old off and on.  My son who I taught to play chess is a better player.When I was 6yrs. old my grandmother would re... | Read More

    • Learning from your Tactical Mistakes: My Blind Spot

      I would say Chess players have the biggest egos. When we make a mistake, it's a reflection of our shortcomings. I'm trying to foster an attitude that recognising my short comings is a positve to improve myself. It's very hard to accept we have sho... | 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 »