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  • The Greatest Combinations You've Never Seen

    In this day and age, nary a chess player is unfamiliar with the most famous tactical games of all time: Morphy-Count Isouard, Anderssen-Kieseritzky (The Immortal Game), Anderssen-Dufresne (The Evergreen Game), Glucksberg-Najdorf (The Polish Immort... | Read More

  • Don't show your opponent mercy!

    This is part of my column Move by Move: Chess Improvement. To get your game analyzed, please join the group: Move by Move Chess Improvement I would like to thank WhiteAnemone for submitting this game. White has achieved a nice position... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Kasparov vs. Karpov

    With Anatoly Karpov having "inherited" the world title, he was eager to win as many tournaments as possible to prove that he was worthy of the title. And this he did. Besides winning such tournaments as Milan 1975, Las Palmas 1977, Bugojno 1978... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 5

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 years of age... | Read More

  • The 10 Chess Pieces Most Likely to Survive a Game

    Last week, we looked at which chess pieces and pawns were least likely to make it to the end of a chess game. Unsurprisingly, the central pawns and belligerent knights were the least likely to survive, regardless of the game’s opening. W... | Read More


    • Books from My Past, Part 4

      In this fourth and final installment of the "Books from My Past" series I'll review the final two books that I read before starting the serious chess study in 2013 that I have been journaling about in this blog. My 20 year chess career can be s... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Oct 19, 2014
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    • Witney Chess Congress 2014 (18/19 Oct)

      Held at Cokethorpe School in Witney, a 5 round Swiss tournament. Time controls were 90 minutes plus 15 seconds per move from move 1. I took a bye on round 3 and my results were as follows:   Round 1: A disappointing loss after a solid game. Qu... | Read More

      • DrDeal
      • | Oct 19, 2014
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    • When you lose, stall technique

      I currently losing badly, with a king and a knight against a knight, rook, king, and queen. I have 13 minutes left. | Read More

      • sparklenpt
      • | Oct 19, 2014
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    • 2014 Week 8 Review: Baltimore Kingfishers vs. Miami Sharks

      Baltimore Kingfishers vs. Miami Sharks 1-3 GM Niclas Huschenbeth (2603) - GM Julio Becerra (2626) 0.5-0.5 View Game GM Larry Kaufman (2391) - GM Renier Gonzalez (2510) 0.5-0.5 View Game NM Jared Defibaugh (2325) - NM Federico Gonzalez (2315) 0-... | Read More

    • My Favorite Bullet Wins

      Hello! It feels good winning a great bullet game, especially when it is with a "bad" opening! In this blogpost, I will show you my favorite ones, which are very interesting! This next game's final position is pretty funny..!   The next game... | 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 »

  • brige

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    the brige a rook and king endgame 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 »

  • endgame positions

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    Most endgame positions are tough.You should play easy endgames first.2 rook  or 2 queens are the easiest.More difficult is Q&K mate and the rook and king mate.Even more tough is the pawn and king mate.This is the last and the difficultest par... Read More »