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    • Several of my chess secrets for my friend (№ 2)

        1 Queen and King   This situation is solved as follows. You can keep an eye on the chart.   1.       By Queen which support behind King We pushed aside the King on the last line.   2.       Queen cuts the King on the la... | Read More

      • Mikado777
      • | Sep 15, 2014
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    • Stalemate

      How embarrassing!  I done it with my eyes wide open, but not paying attention!  <<blush>> | Read More

      • rgv14
      • | Aug 14, 2014
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    • Squandered Pawn Endgame

      Many endgames are tough but pawn endgames can be very deceptive. Here is an OTB game that I played a few weeks ago where I had many winning chances. This endgame was reached in the last round, late at night, after 10-12 hours of chess play. For ... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Jul 23, 2014
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    • Frenetic Gaming

      [Wow, it has been a looooong time since I did any Chess blogging!  Time to rectify that!  Here is a repost of an entry I posted on my main blog.  Come on by if you enjoy an unconventional look at all types of gaming!] One of my favorite go-t... | Read More

    • No more draws by agreement before move 25...

      I institued a new rule at my club that I feel is necessary and should be standard for USCF rated play:  A game cannot be drawn BY AGREEMENT prior to the completion of Black's 25th move. During that period, a draw must result from stalemate, thre... | Read More


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 »