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  • 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

  • The Extra Knight

    Professor: Hello, class. Idris: Hello, professor. A number of people were smiling. Rachel: So, is there a plan for today? Wei: What kind of chess player plays without a plan? Zephyr: I never thought of the professor as being a player. Lucian... | Read More

  • Bobby Fischer's Beautiful Bishops

    Bobby Fischer was one of the most well-rounded players in history. He was at once a tactical wizard and a positional genius, a theoretical expert and a peerless endgame player. He was essentially unbeatable in match play largely because his oppo... | Read More

  • How To Save Yourself With Stalemate

    In online blitz chess (and especially in bullet), resignation is largely frowned upon. Indeed, with so little time remaining, there is always a possibility that your opponent will make a disastrous blunder, an unfortunate mouse slip, or &mdas... | Read More

  • How to play like a tactical chess genius (and stop dropping pieces!)

    It is so simple and yet so hard. If you tattoo the following concepts onto your brain you will play strong chess.   When the forces clash always first consider the following concepts: Checkmates Checks Mate Threats Only once this is done con... | Read More


    • Teaching Elementary Skills

      Teaching Elementary Checkmates Lesson of the WeekHow do you teach to young children the elementary checkmate of queen and king versus a lone king? Is it important to stress coordination of the two pieces working in harmony? Does each piece do i... | Read More

      • Ziryab
      • | Dec 3, 2014
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    • The Stalemate From Nowhere

      This is an interesting blitz game I recently played.  It ended with kind of a chaotic stalemate. | Read More

      • goutes
      • | Dec 1, 2014
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    • On fair play, good sportmanship and things

      I've played here for a while now, and I've also played chess on other sites earlier. I've played with a lot of players, and I've seen the games of numerous other players.   What I dislike most in chess are the unfair players, the ones who resig... | Read More

    • Beautiful Chess Compositions #4

      Part IV: What is white's fastest checkmate? Beware of stalemate! (Johannes Kohtz & Carl Kockelkorn, 1875).  MATE IN 5 Part 5 coming soon! Check out my previous puzzles!   | Read More

    • Analysis of Game Against Andrew Paulley - 28/10/2014

      This game was played at lunchtime today with my friend, Andrew. He previously had an almost-mating attack, which I had averted barely. At this point, it doesn't look like I can do much to get out of this really dangerous position, and time is runn... | Read More

      • tmminzart
      • | Oct 28, 2014
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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 »