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    • Chess tips from a NON-PRO

      Hi guys once again! Today I will teach you the fundamentals of chess! Really! No joke! Even if i'm just a 900-1100, I shall try. This is for beginners!!!!!!*FAKE* warning again *FAKE* don't take advice from me #1-when losing resign #2- when li... | Read More

      • sparklenpt
      • | Oct 18, 2014
    • Fast Chess

      I belive that fast chess is the only chess to play...anything else is just like will only go to a stalemate if you try hard enough. I wonder which player has the highest rating is for 1 minute chess on this site. Any feedback is ... | Read More

      • lookupawn
      • | Oct 15, 2014
    • Another way to end the game?

      I've been thinking that perhaps the medieval chess strategy of 'baremate', whereby your opponent loses as soon as you take their last  gamepiece (either actual piece or pawn), regardless of what forces you have remaining and provided that they c... | Read More

    • Several of my chess secrets for my friend (№ 3)

      2 King and Rook This situation is solved as follows. You can keep an eye on the chart. Okay. I deliberately lengthened path on the diagram that you saw that the opposition kings and   the mat inevitable. 1.       By Rook which suppo... | Read More

      • Mikado777
      • | Oct 5, 2014
    • Continental Open 2014, Round 3, Pressure, Tactics, Attack

            Continental Open 2014, Round 3, Li, Deyuan v Reed, Harvey (0-1) Summary blog for tournament is here: If you are looking for a game where the players exhibited ... | Read More

      • hreedwork
      • | Oct 4, 2014

Video Lessons

  • Sarratt, Jacob Henry

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    Jacob Henry Sarratt (1772-1821) was a chess player and author.   He was a London schoolmaster and the first professional to teach in England.  He was the house professional at the Salopian coffee house in London who played for a guinea per game... Read More »

  • The Impotent Pair

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    The Impotent Pair refers to a RP and Bishop of the "wrong color" that does not control the queening square. If the lone King cannot be prevented from arriving at the queening square ahead of the enemy King the game is a draw. In this diagram the p... Read More »

  • Stalemates

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    The Stalemate is easy to learn but hard to make. What is it? It's stalemate if one side can't make any moves with any piece. How? Let me explain by a example:            no moves!   Try this; Read More »

  • Longest games

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    The longest chess game is 269 moves (Ivan Nikolic - Goran Arsovic, Belgrade 1989) which ended in a draw after over 20 hours of play.  Two other games have gone to 200 or more moves.  In 1988 at the Saloniki Olympiad, Seirawan and Xu Jun ... Read More »

  • Stalemate

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    The rule regarding stalemate first appeared in Europe in A. Saul's Famous Game of Chesse-Play, published in 1614.  In England, the player who gave stalemate lost the game.  In Italy and France stalemate counted as a draw.  In Sp... Read More »