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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

  • José Raúl Capablanca's Greatest Positional Wins

    José Maria Capablanca was a busy man. A lieutenant in the cavalry division of the Spanish army, he spent his limited free time playing chess with fellow soldiers. One day, his four-year-old-son José Raúl decided to reliev... | Read More

  • The Art Of Chess Defense

    Every chess player has a unique style, his own tendencies and preferences. But one attribute is common to all elite grandmasters: tenacity. Consider Magnus Carlsen's performance at the 2015 Gashimov Memorial. In the first round, Magnus conf... | Read More

  • 10 Bad Habits In "Searching For Bobby Fischer"

    It is time for the big national scholastic tournaments here in the U.S., and that means that we are going to witness thousands of kids making similar mistakes on and off the chess board. A clear sign of a person getting older is when he starts c... | Read More

  • Using The Chess Saw

    "We have to play by the !@#$ rules!" -- Amanda Young, Saw II. In last week's article, we discussed a dangerous strategic concept, the saw. So, what should you do if your opponent turns it against you? Well, as Amanda put it, you should ... | 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

    • A Middlegame Plan

      Roofslovepizza asked me about creating plans in the middlegame. This is something that I have thought a lot about. Sometimes I know what the plan is and play solidly. Sometimes I wonder how the horsie moves. Here is a game where both happened. Re... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | May 26, 2015
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    • Win Gold Membership

      Here is my second attempt to give someone a month long Gold membership! This time it will be really easy to qualify; simply answer a few questions here in the comments and you will have an entry into the contest. In a nutshell, I enjoy putting out... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | May 24, 2015
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    • How I came to play chess (Part 2)

      On the whole six year olds "back in the day" were a lot more hardy than they are today.  We had no computers, no 24 hour childrens tv channels, no mobile phones,  indeed at that age in the 1970's to use the house phone (if you were lucky enough ... | Read More

    • A Skyscraper of Endgame Knowledge

      Today, I want to have a lesson on building blocks in Rook and Pawn endgames. We have looked at King and Pawn endgames in these lessons: The King Rules the Endgame Exciting Pawn Play in the Early Endgame An Instructive Pawn Ending Part 1 An Instru... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | May 23, 2015
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Chessopedia


  • Chess

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    Chess is a world-famous game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64-square board of alternating colors (black and white, or, most commonly, light and dark). The earliest known ancestor of modern chess ... Read More »

  • Castling

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    Castling is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn.  Castling can only occur if there are no pieces standing between the king and the rook.  Neither king nor rook may have moved from its original position.... 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 »

  • The Stare

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    In chess, as in other games that promote gamesmanship, "The Stare" is a common tactic used by players to intimidate, annoy, confuse and otherwise put an opponant out of his or her comfort zone. It is generally done when a player is trying to thi... Read More »

  • Queen

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    Originally called mantri (a minister or counselor), it could only move to one adjacent diagonal square.  When chess came to Europe, the Queen could leap three squares.  By 1475 the Queen obtained its present power of moving along the ranks and f... Read More »