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  • A Guide To Underpromotion

    The concept of underpromotion epitomizes the beauty of chess. Mathematically speaking, the queen is far and away the most potent force on the board. Yet there are certain situations in which the lady's subordinates are more deserving of reincarnat... | Read More

  • 6 Chess Moves You Have To Play Before You Die

    The idea of a “bucket list” is not a new one. It’s an age-old concept to compile a list of things you’d like to do before you “kick the bucket,” or pass away. Unlike traveling the world or buying your dream ho... | Read More

  • Adonis

         I had a brief, though quite interesting, exchange with a gentleman not long ago. It started with a query concerning Louisa Matilda Ballard Fagan, the Italian born English chess player who scored 2nd in the Ladies' International Chess Co... | Read More

  • Protecting Overprotection

    I think about chess a lot. I think about chess news, chess history, chess openings and endgames, my chess friends (living and dead), beautiful chess games, and how my 4,000 chess books are pushing me out of my home. But my main chess thoughts ar... | Read More

  • Eight Is Enough

    Professor: Good afternoon, class. Are you ready for some chess? Three quarters of the students expressed a certain readiness. One quarter didn't. Rachel: I think all eight of us are ready, professor. Zephyr: Eight? Are there really that many... | Read More


    • Trying to calculate

      Last time I spoke of Kotov's tree of analysis. And it's though a good idea, I've recently found that a lot of people either use a variation of it or a completely different way of thinking all together. One thing we can say for sure is that to cal... | Read More

      • perrybridd
      • | May 26, 2015
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    • 5/15 Chain of Victory

      On Friday, I played a total of eight online games. I won 5 of them, and only lost one of them. I'll list them for you here. Somewhat fittingly, my nice chain of games started out with a loss. This was the game: Here's the second game: The th... | Read More

    • Holding on - A Learning Experience

      When I was a kid, I played pretty sharp chess and by putting quick pressure on opponents, did OK. However, when I didn't get an early initiative I often collapsed. I had a few too many games where as soon as I realized my position was bad, I would... | Read More

      • CoachJKane
      • | May 12, 2015
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    • Kostya's Blueprint (to Chess Mastery): Learning Structures

      Let's work our way backwards for a moment and try to break things down as much as possible... What's the point of chess? To test yourself mentally, emotionally, and spiritually in a battle of wits and intellect against a fellow human. Ok maybe tha... | Read More

      • hellokostya
      • | May 10, 2015
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    • Triple Lloyd

      Triple Lloyds are diagrams where the black king must be put in checkmate, stalemate and mate in 1 (a place on the board where he can be mated in 1). I have put one here. Comment on your solutions! | Read More

      • chessgm8
      • | May 7, 2015
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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 »