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    • My take on resigning

      Wow, there certainly are a lot of strong feelings to be found on the subject of resigning games! I suppose I'll document my feelings on the subject, and point future opponents here so they'll know. If I am winning Stop! Don't resign yet! Certa... | Read More

    • 3 Ways to Teach Chess

      How to Teach Chess   The game of chess is often perceived as complicated and involved. This perception can lead to potential players feeling that they don't have the necessary ability to learn the game. Yet, the reality is that chess can be taug... | Read More

      • aaeee
      • | Mar 23, 2014
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    • The Chess Enthusiast: missing out on stalemate!!

      Played a good game today which was 'ruined' by missing out on a stalemate at the end due to time trouble. In any case I have the 'consolation' that I played pretty well until the final move. Good positional play by me. Enjo, fellow chess enthusia... | Read More

    • Interactive Endgame Lesson - King and Queen vs. King

      It is essential to be able to mate a lone king with a king and queen, which can always be done. If you already can do this but are still farily new to chess, you might read this lesson anyway--it might make your task of mating even easier and fast... | Read More

      • SCKleene
      • | Mar 11, 2014
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    • The Morals of Chess

      The game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it, so as to become habits, ready on all occasions. 1. Foresight, which look... | Read More

      • PRINCESTER
      • | Feb 23, 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 »