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  • 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

  • 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


    • Solving Chess Tactics -- the Logic of Forced Variations (or, only calculate what matters)

      In my original blog series on calculation I recommended ways to more efficiently calculate forced variations using the broadly-recommended approach of calculating ALL "checks, captures, and threats".  My original blog series discussed the overall... | Read More

      • Doirse
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    • January Thaw - Round 2

      Round 2 was fascinating as well as heartbreaking. This was the first chance for me to play Mark Anderson in an official, lengthy game, and I had victory in the palm of my hand when Mark found a forced stalemate with only 7 seconds remaining on h... | Read More

      • logosx1
      • | Jan 26, 2015
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    • Opposition

      The following exercises are for the students of KLA Chess Club, a title I, charter public school located in San Diego, CA. Chess is offered as an everyday class We will be practicing some basic end game positions. By practicing the endgame, this ... | Read More

    • Chess Without Boundaries

      This is my first blog post and I am going to chronicle my attempts to teach chess to seven, grade 9 students at a Community school here in Mumbai who have only had minimal exposure to Chess before.  Before I dive into the details of these attemp... | Read More

      • aayush1998
      • | Jan 15, 2015
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    • The Curse of the Rook Pawn

      Endgame all of my adult life has been a favorite part of the chess game. Someone likes to attack, sacrificing whole series of pieces, someone prefers long maneuverable middlegame positions, but I like reset as soon as possible from the board these... | 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 »